Gregg Garmisa

Lecturer in Architecture

Gregg Garmisa is Principal and General Counsel at Studio Gang, the architecture and urban design firm founded and led by architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, which has offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Paris. Gregg interacts with clients, consultants and Studio Gang design teams on all projects to establish and maintain productive and collegial professional relationships. One of Studio Gang’s earliest collaborators, Gregg is based in the Chicago headquarters.

In 2019, Gregg accepted an academic appointment at Harvard to co-teach “Foundations of Practice”, a required course for all M. Arch I degree candidates at the Graduate School of Design which examines models and issues that define the modern architectural profession. In 2017 and 2018, Gregg was an invited lecturer, contributing content to that course.

Immediately prior to joining the Studio, Gregg was Vice President and General Counsel at a national engineering and sustainability consulting firm. Before that, he practiced law and provided public policy guidance to clients in Washington, DC, and Chicago, and served as a legislative advisor to a US senator on Capitol Hill.

Gregg is an invited member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, a former board member of the American Institute of Architects Chicago, and a former trustee of the Chicago Architecture Center. He occasionally moderates panel discussions or speaks at conferences or universities across the US and abroad on topics at the intersection of the design profession and the law. Gregg earned his J.D. from Georgetown University, where he was a law review associate editor, and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.