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Murphy/Jahn Architects, USA : Architecture

Contemporary American Architecture Practice, Chicago Design Office

post updated 7 August 2021
This architecture practice is now titled Jahn, since 29 Oct 2012.

Murphy/Jahn Architects – Major Building

Bangkok International Airport (aka Suvarnabhumi Airport), Thailand
Date built: 1995-2006
Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok building design by MurphyJahn Architects
photo : Rainer Viertlböck
Suvarnabhumi Airport – Bangkok Building
The passenger terminal complex at Suvarnabhumi Airport resulted from an International Competition and established the basis of collaboration between Werner Sobek, Matthias Schuler and Helmut Jahn.

Murphy/Jahn – News

Chicago architect Gene Summers, 83, dies.

Gene was an assistant to Mies ven der Rohe. He headed IIT’s College of Architecture.

Gene worked with Mies on such celebrated projects as the Seagram Building in New York.

Gene Summers was later partner in charge of design at C.F. Murphy Associates, where he was the chief architect of McCormick Place, completed in 1971.

Summers started his own architectural firm in 1966, hiring a young German architect – Helmut Jahn – who had come to Chicago to study at IIT.

But then McCormick Place burned, prompting Summers and Jahn to join C.F. Murphy Associates, where they collaborated on the conventional hall’s replacement.

Murphy/Jahn Architects – Featured Buildings

Major Projects by Murphy/Jahn, alphabetical:

Deutsche Post : Post Tower, Bonn, Germany
Date built: 1997-2003
Post Tower Bonn design by Murphy/Jahn Architects
photo © webbaviation
163m high
Deustche Post World Net HQ: Open design competition winners, 1997

Mannheimer Versicherung – headquarters, Mannheim, central-west Germany
Date built: 1990; 2000
Mannheim Building design by Murphy/Jahn Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
Mannheim building

Chicago architects – Murphy/Jahn Architects office based on East Wacker Drive

Key Building Projects

Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany
Dates built: 1997-2001

Burkbank Media Center, Burkbank, California, USA
Date built: 2000

Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Part Redevelopment, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dates built: 2000-04

City Spire Center, West 55th Street, Midtown, Manhattan, USA
Date built: 1987
248m high, 75 storeys
New York Skyscrapers

European Union Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium

F-Media, Rostock, Germany

FKB Airport, Cologne/Bonn, Germany

FKB Parkhaus 2 & 3, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Germany

HALO Headquarters, Niles, Illinois, USA

Highlight Munich Business Towers, Munich Germany

Horizon Serono, Geneva, Switzerland

Hyatt Regency Roissy, Paris, France

IIT Student Housing, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Imperial Bank Tower Renovation, Costa Mesa, California, USA

James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago
Murphy/Jahn with Lester B. Knight & Associates

Kaufhof, Chemnitz, Germany

Kempinski Hotel, Munich, Germany

Max, Frankfurt, Germany

Messestadt, Frankfurt, Germany

Messeturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt Skyscraper

Munich Airport Centre, Munich, Germany

Neues Kranzler Eck, Berlin, Germany

Prinicpal Mutual Life Insurance Company – Expansion, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Dates built: 1993-96

RCID Administration Building, Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Dates built: 1995-97

Sony Centre Berlin – incl. Sony Imax, Berlin, Germany
Dates built: 1993-2000

Suvarnabhumi Airport : see Bangkok International Airport

Transrapid, Berlin-Hamburg, Germany
Date built: 1998

Shanghai International Expo Centre, China
Dates built: 1998-2001

Veer Towers, CityCenter Las Vegas project, Texas, USA
Date built: 2008
Twin 37-storey glass towers
664 condominium residences

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Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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