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Chinese American Service Center, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective Rendering

Pencil drawing of three-story community center with rectangular windows and minimal landscaping. Chinese characters are drawn above the door.

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  • Pencil drawing of three-story community center with rectangular windows and minimal landscaping. Chinese characters are drawn above the door.

Date:

2001

Artist:

Jeanne Gang for Studio Gang/O’Donnell
American, born 1964
(now Studio Gang Architects)

About this artwork

The Kam L. Liu Center in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago serves the community with a focus on health, education, and social support. When approached to submit a design for the new center, Jeanne Gang found subtle ways to incorporate welcoming traditional Chinese colors and signs within a modern, airy space. The small construction budget did not limit the expressive qualities of the building, including a richly detailed lattice sunscreen and shimmering titanium shingles cladding the exterior. The identity of the building is defined by the diversity of its users, and the flexibility of programming in many of the interior spaces promotes intergenerational and international communication.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Jeanne Gang (Architect)

Title

Chinese American Service Center, Chicago, Illinois, Perspective Rendering

Origin

Chicago

Date

2001

Medium

Graphite and colored pencil on paper

Inscriptions

Signed "J. Gang, 2001" in lower right corner

Dimensions

30.5 × 45.5 cm (12 × 17 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne Gang

Reference Number

2003.59

Extended information about this artwork

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