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Murphy/ Jahn Architects
Murphy/ Jahn Architects
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Created 6/6/2007 | 0 Likes
Murphy/ Jahn Architects, an American architectural firm based in Chicago, is a leader in large innovative projects worldwide. Charles Francis Murphy (1890-1985); born in Jersey City, New Jersey; was educated at the De La Salle Institute business school in Chicago, Illinois. In 1911, he would join the Chicago office of D.H. Burnham & Company (later Graham, Burnam & Company, and Graham, Anderson, Probst & White), and would become the personal secretary to Ernest Graham. After Graham’s death in 1937, Murphy earned an architect’s license under a “grandfather clause” and collaborated in the creation of Shaw, Naess & Murphy that would later become C.F. Murphy Associates. In 1967, German-American architect Helmut Jahn (1940-Present); born in Nuremberg, Germany; joined the firm. Jahn had studied at the Technische Hochschule of Munich and the Illinois Institute of Technology prior to joining, and later becoming a partner and the president in 1981. As of 2007, Murphy/ Jahn have broken from its Miesian philosophy to that of creative rationalism with a focus on energy efficiency which has propelled the firm to the forefront of new modern architecture.