Charles Murphy (architect)
|Charles Murphy (architect)|
|Born||Charles F. Murphy
February 9, 1890
Jersey City, NJ
|Died||May 22, 1985
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Josephine C. Murphy (b. 1901 / m. 1926 / d. Feb. 9, 1999)|
|Children||2 sons (Charles, Jr. and Robert)|
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 1983 as Helmut Jahn took over as president.
- Richard J. Daley Center (1965)
- McCormick Place, Chicago (1970) convention centre rebuilt following a fire in 1967
- O'Hare Airport
- J. Edgar Hoover Building (FBI HQ)
- Interview at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Charles F Murphy death notice
- Josephine Murphy death notice
- Jahn website
- Chicago Tribune article announcing firm name change