People Chicago Architect Jeanne Gang Named MacArthur Fellow The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named architect Jeanne Gang as one of this year's 22 MacArthur Fellows. Founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects in Chicago, Gang, 47, over the next five years will receive a no-strings-attached cash prize of $500,000 as part of the award, which the foundation announced on Sept. 20. Gang's recent work includes the critically acclaimed Aqua Tower, Chicago, which created “optical poetry,” says the foundation. Gang currently is working on an exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art titled “Foreclosed: Rehousing
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