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Join us for a talk with distinguished Chicago-based architect Helmut Jahn. Helmut will discuss the evolution of his prolific residential practice both locally and internationally. In Chicago, new apartment towers are rising at a furious pace, often with uninspired design. What lessons might we draw from Helmut's bold record of residential design to apply to a new generation of buildings?

November 28, 2017
6:00 pm

Off Sale

Rescheduled from Nov. 6, 2017.

Helmut has been the creative force behind a slew of adventurous residential projects in recent years, including 1000M, a new South Loop skyscraper. A pioneer in Postmodern design, Helmut's work also exhibits Miesian modernist overtones. What influences and innovations will shape multi-unit residential architecture in Chicago in the years to come?

Program Speaker: Helmut Jahn

Helmut Jahn

Born in Germany, Helmut Jahn graduated from the Technische Hochschule in Munich before coming to the U.S. to study architecture at IIT. He joined C. F. Murphy Associates in 1967 and became president of the firm in the early 1980s. In 2012, the firm was renamed JAHN. During his career, Helmut has designed many buildings in Chicago, including the Chicago Board of Trade addition, the L station and United Airlines Terminal 1 at O’Hare, IIT student housing, the James R. Thompson Center and the Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago. His work spans internationally as well, with projects in South Africa, Germany, Singapore, the Netherlands and more.

AIA/CES Credit: 2 LUs

Note: Ticket price includes complimentary beer, wine or soft drinks

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