Charles Murphy (architect)

Charles Murphy (Architect)

Charles Murphy (architect)

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Charles Francis Murphy (1890 – 1985) was an American architect based in Chicago, Illinois.

Biography

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Murphy was educated at the De La Salle Institute in Chicago.

Murphy's first job was as a secretary, joining the offices of D.H. Burnham & Company in 1911, where he was steadily promoted to become personal secretary to the architect Ernest Graham. When Graham died in 1937, Murphy moved on to co-found the architectural practice Shaw, Naess & Murphy, despite that fact that he still had no formal training as an architect. The practice was later renamed C.F. Murphy Associates and then Murphy/Jahn Inc. in 1981 as Helmut Jahn took over as president.

Murphy was awarded an honorary degree from St. Xavier University in 1961, and became a fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1964.

Selected buildings

  • Richard J. Daley Center (1965)
  • McCormick Place, Chicago (1970) convention centre rebuilt following a fire in 1967
  • O'Hare Airport


References

  • at the Art Institute of Chicago.





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