Architect Jeanne Gang’s rm Studio Gang has designed the Writers Theatre, located in Glencoe, a suburb about 20 miles north of Chicago. The theatre features an elevated glass box wrapped in bands of cedar. The Writers Theatre teamed up with the Woman’s Library Club and the Village of Glencoe to devise a plan to raze the existing building. In its place, they have constructed an entirely new performing arts centre that would catalyse economic growth in the area and serve as an important cultural landmark. The resulting design, with its transparency and exibility, is intended to energise daily life in downtown Glencoe, creating an open, welcoming space where the potential of theatre to unite people across boundaries through shared experiences is rendered visible. A rooftop pavilion and green roof offer additional event space and contributes to the green design.