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Scott Seyer, AIA, LEED AP, has joined Jahn as a managing director, returning to the firm where he started his career. He brings to Jahn more than 28 years of professional experience designing large-scale projects around the globe, including high-profile office projects, multi-family, mixed-use developments, and higher education buildings. Through this role, Seyer will be part of the collaborative leadership team responsible for leading the firm’s domestic and international growth. This includes expanding on Jahn’s recent projects like 1000M, a luxury high-rise residential building in Chicago’s South Loop; the reimagining of the James R. Thompson Center as Google’s Chicago offices; the Pritzker Military Archives Center, an archives facility and exhibit center in Sturtevant, Wisconsin; and Eden Tower, a 98-meter-tall apartment building in Frankfurt, Germany.

Seyer’s design philosophy is based on creating context-driven design solutions that are innovative yet rooted in efficient and pragmatic ideas. He spent his early career at Murphy/Jahn working on such notable projects as the Sony Center in Berlin, Germany; Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand; and the Shure Corporate Headquarters in Niles, Illinois. In addition, Seyer worked closely with Jahn’s founder, Helmut Jahn, FAIA, on several competitions and overseas projects during his time.

Prior to rejoining Jahn, Seyer was a principal at SCB and Goettsch Partners, where he served as principal designer on several award-winning projects. His portfolio includes four premier downtown Chicago office towers: the 55-story Bank of America Tower at 110 N. Wacker Dr.; the 54-story 150 North Riverside tower; the 46-story 155 North Wacker tower; and the 51-story 111 South Wacker tower. Seyer was the principal designer on the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and the 46-story Park Tower at Transbay in San Francisco, California, which is now home to Facebook. Seyer’s international portfolio includes several high-rise developments in Asia and the Middle East, including the Al Hilal Bank office building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Soochow Securities headquarters in Suzhou, China.

Seyer received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Seyer has participated on juries with AIA Chicago as well as in multiple speaking engagements focusing on office design and emerging trends.