Quotes by Helmut Jahn

We are creating a unique experience. It’s starts with how you see the building from a distance.

A city building, you experience when you walk a suburban building, you experience when you drive.

You don’t know what the Chinese expect in the way of beauty. The presentation is just a farce. You come into a room filled with 50 people and they don’t talk to you. There’s very little interaction.

The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.

I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away.

It’s my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don’t need as long as you’re able to achieve the same result?

The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.

Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.