"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?"
"We shape our buildings thereafter they shape us."Helmut Jahn on Winston Churchill
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."Helmut Jahn on Jim Rohn
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."Helmut Jahn on Ayn Rand
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."Helmut Jahn on Ayn Rand
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."Helmut Jahn on Frank Lloyd Wright
"A city building, you experience when you walk a suburban building, you experience when you drive."
"Every building is a prototype. No two are alike."
"I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away."
"The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture."
"The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions."