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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.
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Pritzker Military Archives Center recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies

The Pritzker Military Archives Center was recently recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois with two awards: the Honor Award for Building/Technology Systems and the Judge’s Award for Building/Technology Systems.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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