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Helmut Jahn


Helmut Jahn was born January 4, 1940 in Nuremberg, Germany. The German-American architect leads the architectural firm Murphy/Jahn with offices in Chicago and Berlin.

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Chicago Projects

  • Xerox Center (55 West Monroe), Chicago (1980)
  • O'Hare 'L' Station, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago (1984)
  • James R. Thompson Center (JRTC), Chicago (1985)
  • United Airlines Terminal 1 at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago (1987)
  • IIT Student Housing, Chicago (2003)
  • 600 North Fairbanks, Chicago (2007)
  • O'Hare International Airport Facade and Circulation, Chicago, USA (2008/2009)
  • South Campus Chiller Plant, Chicago (2009)

Some of his world-wide signature projects of the recent decade are


  • Munich Airport Center, Germany
  • Sony Center Berlin, Germany
  • Kaufhof Galeria, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Shanghai International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China
  • Bayer AG Headquarter, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Deutsche Post Tower, Bonn, Germany


  • Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 600 North Fairbanks, Chicago, USA
  • O'Hare International Airport Facade and Circulation, Chicago, USA


  • 1999k Street. Washington DC, USA
  • South Campus Chiller Plant, Chicago, USA (2009)
  • MGM Veer Towers, Las Vegas, USA (2000)

(Source: Murphy/Jahn website)

Official Website

Murphy / Jahn Architects, Chicago
35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Murphy / Jahn Architects, Chicago

Further Resources

Wikipedia: Helmut Jahn




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