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ID: 500030667
 
Record Type: Person
Jahn, Helmut (German and American architect, born 1940)

Note: Born 4 January 1940. Moved to the United States, 1966. Education: Dip.Ing./Arch. Technische Hochschule, Munich, 1960-1965; Graduate studies, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, under Myron Goldsmith and Fazlur Khan, 1966-1967. Worked with P.C. von Seidlein, Munich, 1965-1966. Joined C.F. Murphy Associates, Chicago, 1967; assistant to Gene R. Summers, 1967-1973; Partner, Director in charge of Planning and Design, and Executive Vice-President, 1973-1981. Principal, from 1981, President, since 1982, and Chief Executive Officer, since 1983, Murphy/Jahn Associates, Chicago. Teacher, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981; Eliot Noyes Visiting Design Critic, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981; Davenport Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983. American architect.

Names:
Jahn, Helmut (preferred,V,index)
Helmut Jahn (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
West German
German

Roles:
architect (preferred)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Nuremberg (Mittelfranken, Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   from 1966  United States (North and Central America) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
member of ....  Murphy Jahn  
................  (American architectural firm, established 1981) [500251269]
partner in ....  C. F. Murphy Associates  
..................  (American architectural firm, 1957-1981) [500055199]
partner of ....  Murphy, Robert L.  
..................  (American contemporary architect) [500070475]
student of ....  Goldsmith, Myron  
..................  (American architect, engineer, 1918-1996) [500018794]
student of ....  Khan, Fazlur R.  
..................  (American architect, 1929-1982) [500085464]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Jahn, Helmut (I)

Biographies:
(German and American architect, born 1940) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American architect, born 1940) ..... [AVERY]
(German and American architect; born Nuremberg (Germany), 1940; active United States, from 1966) ..... [CCA]
(West German architect in USA, b.1940) ..... [BHA]
(American architect, 1940-) ..... [AVERY]
(American architect) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Helmut Jahn ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Jahn, Helmut ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Grove Art, VP]
....................  AIA Profile (1980-) 1985
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Contemporary Architects (1987)
....................  Contemporary Architects [n.d.]
....................  Emanuel, Contemporary Architects (1994) 437-439
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) XVI, 868
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-)
....................  Yale, Helmut Jahn (1982) back cover
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Contemporary Architects [n.d.]
.......... Emanuel, Contemporary Architects (1994) 437
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) XVI, 868
.......... Yale, Helmut Jahn (1982)
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