Skip to content

News

1000M celebrates grand opening

9 years in the making, 1000M held its grand opening on June 13. The building stands as a testament to exceptional design, engineering, and execution, expressing our firm’s belief that perfection can only be achieved when nothing can be taken away.
Read more

News, Awards

Evan Jahn and Philip Castillo named to Newcity’s Design 50 2024

Evan Jahn and Philip Castillo were named to Newcity's Design 50 2024, an annual list highlighting the continual evolution within Chicago’s design community through the creators of our city’s cultural scene.
Read more

News

Pritzker Military Archives Center marks opening during Memorial Day weekend ceremony

On May 25, Jahn joined our client, local leaders, and community members to celebrate the opening of the Pritzker Military Archives Center in Somers, Wisconsin.
Read more

News

Jahn joins clients, city and state officials to celebrate the beginning of construction on the James R. Thompson Center

Jahn is proud to celebrate the beginning of construction on the James R. Thompson Center. The redevelopment of this iconic building into Google’s new Chicago offices builds upon Jahn’s original vision for “a building for the future,” in which urban responsibility, technological achievement, and a commitment to sustainability are at the forefront.
Read more

News

1000M featured in new YouTube documentary

YouTube channel Klign, which creates mini documentaries focused on design, engineering, and construction projects, recently featured 1000M. Titled, "The New Chicago Tower that is actually AFFORDABLE," the documentary discusses the history of the project and the design and engineering features that help it stand out in Chicago's skyline.
Read more

News

The Architect’s Newspaper: Jahn designs expressive steel hangar with oversized trusses for Pritzker Military Archives

In 2003, Colonel Jennifer Pritzker founded the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago, Illinois. According to its website, the museum’s mission is to “increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs and national security by providing a forum for the study and exploration of our military.” The Museum retained the services of Jahn, the architectural practice of the late Helmut Jahn, to design an archival facility to hold the museum’s library collection.
Read more

News

Scott Seyer, AIA, LEED AP, joins Jahn as a managing director

Scott Seyer, AIA, LEED AP, has joined Jahn as a managing director, returning to the firm where he started his career.
Read more

News

Crain’s Chicago Business: Here’s why Helmut Jahn’s last Chicago building looks like that

With the last building that the innovative architect Helmut Jahn designed for his adopted hometown of Chicago nearing completion at 1000 S. Michigan Ave., leasing of its apartments has started and Crain’s got a first look inside.
Read more

News

Dezeen: Google and Jahn release images of Thompson Center redesign

Tech company Google and architecture studio Jahn have released visualisations of the planned revamp of the James R Thompson Center, an iconic postmodern-style building in Chicago's Downtown.
Read more

News

Wisconsin State Journal: Pritzker Military Archives Center stands out in rural Wisconsin

The building would stand out in even the biggest of cities. But here, amid a sea of nearly ripe corn, a solar field and wetlands in northeastern Kenosha County, the Pritzker Military Archives Center overshadows the rural landscape. The building’s shape resembles a World War II landing craft. Its steel girders and columns are painted a bright red. Its founder is a retired colonel who happens to be a billionaire with a passion for military history. The building’s architect is world renowned, and the project serves as a unique gateway to this village of just over 9,000 people in southeastern Wisconsin.
Read more

News

Milwaukee Magazine: This Striking New Building Is Opening in Wisconsin

Have you seen the giant red-accented glass building on the side of I-94? A little south of Kenosha in Somers, it’s pretty hard to miss with the bright exposed beams and glinting walls of glass. If you’re wondering what’s up with that striking structure (and you didn’t read the August issue of Milwaukee Magazine), then here’s what you need to know. It’s the Pritzker Military Archives Center, which recently completed construction after almost three years and is set to open to the public in the beginning of 2024.
Read more

News

Dezeen: Helmut Jahn‑designed 1000M skyscraper tops out in Chicago

A residential skyscraper designed by the late German-American architect Helmut Jahn has topped out in Chicago's South Loop. Sited in the city's Historic Michigan Avenue District, the skyscraper reached its final height of 788 feet (240 metres) after construction began in 2019. It sits on the western edge of Grant Park. Designed by architecture studio Jahn, the 73-storey skyscraper's concrete structure has been completed and work on the glass facade will complete shortly.
Read more

News

Bisnow: Weekend Interview: Evan Jahn On Jahn Without Helmut

When Evan Jahn was growing up, his dad, famous architect Helmut Jahn, was insistent he not become an architect. And he didn’t. Jahn instead embarked on a 15-year career as a sustainability consultant for the property industry, including stints at Forum Studio and Clayco, and co-founding Ecker Green, a green office consultancy. But that hasn’t stopped him from landing in the family business. Jahn started sharing an office with his father a few years ago while doing some of his own real estate development. That evolved to Jahn working at the eponymous architecture firm and being positioned behind the scenes as Helmut’s successor. When Helmut died unexpectedly in a bicycle accident in May 2021, that plan was accelerated, and Jahn took over as president of the 60-year-old global architecture firm Jahn shortly thereafter.
Read more

News

ENR: 1000M, The Last Building Designed by Jahn, Rises

A cantilever creates a dramatic sculptural effect at the 1000M residential tower in Chicago’s South Loop—the last design of the late architect Helmut Jahn. The cantilever at 1000 S. Michigan Avenue swoops over an adjacent, shorter building and makes the most of limited space.
Read more

News

Architectural Digest: Architect Explores Chicago’s Hidden Architecture & History (Part 2)

Architect Lynda Dossey returns to the streets of Chicago for another walking tour, this time highlighting the hidden details to be found in the stylish River North neighborhood.
Read more

News

Architectural Digest: Architect Explores Chicago’s Hidden Architecture & History (Part 1)

Today on AD Architect Lynda Dossey leads us on a walking tour of Chicago, highlighting the captivating details found in its storied architecture.
Read more

News

Bloomberg: A Chicago Icon Will Get a New Look, and a Second Chance

Google is set to give architect Helmut Jahn’s dazzling but troubled Thompson Center a corporate makeover. The building’s fans want its postmodern soul preserved, too.
Read more

News

The Real Deal: Meet Evan Jahn, son of late Thompson Center architect

There’s little middle ground among Chicago residents and architecture critics on the James R. Thompson Center, which Google bought for $105 million as developer Mike Reschke revamps the spaceship-shaped building in the next three years. Passerby on Randolph and LaSalle Streets either love it or hate it. The 37-year-old, 1.2-million-square-foot conical building was designed by the late Helmut Jahn, who created an open interior atrium as a symbol of government transparency because it housed state offices. Now Jahn’s only child, Evan Jahn, 43, is president of the eponymous architecture firm long helmed by his father, who died in a bicycle accident last year at 81.
Read more

News

Multi‑Housing News: Architecture With a Problem‑Solving Attitude

Meet Lynda Dossey, a passionate Chicago architect who looks at projects as the ultimate 3D puzzles. Tune in for an inspiring conversation with a creative female leader!
Read more

News

Jahn Unveils New Brand Identity

Jahn announced today a new visual identity and voice. The refreshed brand celebrates a commitment to collaboration that has been at the heart of Jahn’s success, which remains named for the late architect Helmut Jahn (1940-2021), who led the Chicago-based firm for 40 years.
Read more