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Architect

Helmut Jahn, American Architect. Registered architect, Illinois, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Virginia, National Council Architectural Registration Bds. Germany. Fellow American Institute of Architects, Architecture Society/The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Chicago Architectural Club; member American Institute of Architects (numerous Chicago chapter awards since 1975).

Background

Jahn, Helmut was born on January 4, 1940 in Nurnberg, Germany. Son of Wilhelm Anton and Karolina (Wirth) Jahn. came to the United States, 1966.

Education

Diplom-Ingenieur-Architect, Technische Hochschule, Munich, 1965; postgraduate, Illinois Institute Technology, 1966-1967; Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1980.

Career

With, Professional Corporation von Seidlein, Munich, 1965-1966; with, C.F. Murphy Associations, Chicago, 1967-1981; assistant to Gene Summers, C.F. Murphy Associations, Chicago, 1967-1973; executive vice president, director planning and design, C.F. Murphy Associations, Chicago, 1973-1981; principal, Murphy/Jahn, Chicago, 1981-1992; president, Murphy/Jahn, Chicago, since 1982; chief Executive officer, Murphy/Jahn, Chicago, since 1983. Member design studio faculty University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981. Elliot Noyes professor architectural design Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981.

Davenport visiting professor architectural design Yale University, New Haven, 1983. Thesis professor IIT, Chicago, 1989-1992.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Illinois, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Virginia, National Council Architectural Registration Boards Germany.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, 1974 (National American Institute of Architects honor award, American Institute Steel Construction award), Auraria Library, Denver, 1975, John Marshall Courts Building, Richmond, Virginia 1976, H. Roe Bartle Exhibition Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, 1976, Fourth District Courts Building, Maywood, Illinois, 1976, Monroe Garage, Chicago, 1977, Michigan City (Indiana) Library, 1977 (American Institute of Architects Illinois Council honor award, American Institute of Architects-American Library Association First honor award, American Institute, Steel Construction award), St. Mary's College Athletic Facility, South Bend, Indiana, 1977 (American Institute of Architects Illinois Council Honor award, American Institute of Architects National honor award, American Institute Steel Construction award), Springfield Garage, Illinois, 1977, Glenbrook Professional Building, Northbrook, Illinois, 1978, Rust-Oleum Corporation Headquarters, Vernon Hills, Illinois, 1978 (American Steel Construction award), La Lumiere Gymnasium, La Porte, Indiana, 1978, Prairie Capital Convention Center-Parking Garage, Springfield, Illinois, 1979, W.W. Grainger Corporation Headquarters, Skokie, Illinois, 1979, Xerox Centre, Chicago, 1980, De La Garza Career Center, East Chicago, Indiana, 1981 (American Society of Heating Energy award), Area 2 Police Headquarters, Chicago, 1981, Oak Brook (Illinois) Post Office, 1981, Commonwealth Edison District Headquarters, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1981 (American Society of Heating Energy award), First Source Center, South Bend, Indiana, 1982, Argonne (Illinois) Program Support Facility, 1982 (Owens-Corning Fiberglass Energy Conservation award), One South Wacker Office Building, Chicago, 1982, Addition to Chicago Board of Trade, 1982 (Reliance Development Group Incorporated award for Distinguished Architect, American Institute Steel Construction award, Structural Engineering Association Illinois award), Mercy Hospital Addition, Chicago, 1983, 11 Diagonal St., Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1983, University Illinois Agricultural Engineering Science Building, Champaign, 1984, Learning Resources Center, College College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1984, Plaza East, Milwaukee, 1984 (Distinguished Architect award Milwaukee Art Commission), Shand Morahan Corporation Headquarters, Evanston, Illinois, 1984, 701 Fourth Avenue S., Minneapolis, 1984, O'Hare Rapid Transit Station, Chicago, 1984 (National Honor award), State of Illinois Center, Chicago, 1985 (Structural Engineering Association Illinois award, American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award 1986), Parktown Stands, Johannesburg, 1986, Two Energy Center, Naperville, Illinois, 1986, Hawthorne Center Office Building, Vernon Hills, Illinois, 1986, Park Avenue Tower, New York City, 1986, 300 E. 85th St. Apartments, New York City, Northwestern Terminal, Chicago, 1987 (Structural Engineering Association of Illinois award 1987), United Airlines Terminal, 1987 (Structural Engineering Association of Illinois award, National American Institute of Architects Honor award, Richard Joshua Reynolds Memorial award, 1988, American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award), One Liberty Place, Philadelphia, 1987, Oakbrook (Illinois) Terrace Tower, 1987, O'Hare International Airport, 1988 (American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award), Merchandise Mart Bridge, Chicago, 1988, Wilshire/Westwood Office Building, Los Angeles, 1988, 425 Lexington Ave, New York City, 1989, 750 Lexington Avenue, 1989, Cityspire, New York City, 1989, Messe Frankfurt Convention Center, Germany, 1989, Barnett Center, Jacksonville, Florida, 1990, Messe Frankfurt Tower, Germany, 1991 (American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award 1992), Livingston Plaza, Brooklyn Heights, New York, 1991, Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia, 1991 (American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award 1992), 120 N LaSalle, Chicago, 1992 (American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award 1992), One American Plz., Trolley Station, San Diego, 1992 (American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award 1992), Mannheim (Germany) Insurance Building, 1992 (American Institute of Architects Chicago chapter award 1992), Hyatt Roisy, Paris, 1992, Munich (Germany) Order Center, 1993 (American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter award, National American Institute of Architects Honor award), Hitachi Tower, Singapore, 1993, Caltex House, Singapore, 1993, Kempinski Hotel, Munich, 1994, (American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter award), Pallas, Stuttgart, Germany, 1994, 70 KU Damn, Berlin, 1994, (American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter award, National American Institute of Architects Honor award), Second International Bangkok Airport, Charlemagne, Brussels, Century 21, Shanghai, China, FKB Airport, Köln, Germany. Contributor to numerous group and solo exhibitions of architectural drawings and design.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Architects, Architecture Society/Art Institute Chicago, Chicago Architectural Club. Member American Institute of Architects (numerous Chicago chapter awards since 1975). Clubs: Commercial of Chicago, Economic of Chicago, Saddle & Cycle.

Connections

Married Deborah Ann Lampe, December 31, 1970. 1 child, Evan.

father:
Wilhelm Anton Jahn

mother:
Karolina (Wirth) Jahn

spouse:
Deborah Ann Lampe

child:
Evan Jahn