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Scott Pratt


Murphy/Jahn, Senior Vice President, Principal Architect, Director Digital Technology
Responsible for programming, planning, design, construction documents, and contract administration on various institutional, office, and residential buildings. Initially appointed Project Architect and Vice President, promoted to Principal Architect and Senior Vice President. Served in this capacity overseeing 19 completed buildings and numerous unrealized projects. These projects represent a diverse mix of mixed use, residential, hospitality, institutional, corporate, and government facilities ranging in size from 10,000 SF to 2.5 Million SF across a broad foreign and domestic geographic spectrum. Recent projects represent a commitment to sustainability. Mr. Pratt has led Murphy/Jahn’s tallest completed tower and first LEED certified building.

Utility Plant

Implemented Murphy/Jahn’s transition from 100% manual drafting to 100% Digital Practice. This process required a transformation of corporate culture. During this period, Mr. Pratt directed design and setup of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation LAN’s and selection of our CAD, rendering, graphics, communication, and business software systems. In leading the transition hands-on, Mr. Pratt became the first Principal Architect to be proficient in AutoCad. Participated actively beginning with  project inception. On all projects serving as Principal Architect, Mr Pratt was responsible to negotiate and execute the Owner-Architect Agreement and Architect-Consultant Agreements, and Specialty Consultant Agreements. He fully understands the critical role of these agreements in terms of project success, changes in scope, and liability limitation. He has successfully negotiated favorable terms in a professional manner based on the principle of “Getting to Yes”.

Munich Stadium

Mr Pratt is responsible to establish staff labor projections and project schedules consistent with contract requirements, staff resources, and client expectations – then to deliver the project as agreed. 
During the design phases, serve as the prime contact between architect and client, as well as related parties such as owner’s representative if applicable, code authorities or environmental / community review agencies. During the bidding, negotiation, and construction phases, serve as the prime contact between architect and Contractor / Construction Manager.

Liberty Place

Team Leadership is key to successful and efficient use of resources. It is important to plan team work on a daily basis to ensure workflow proceeds in an orderly and progressive manner, and that internal and external decisions will be in proper sequence with workflow. A good project team will include a range of staff experience from beginners to seasoned pros. Effective Team Leadership also requires recognizing individual strengths and limitations and encouraging mentoring relationships, training and guidance..Development always requires input of the primary structural, civil and MEP consultants as well as the many specialty consultants and outside experts involved, requiring team coordination meetings / conference calls as applicable.















1973 - 2009  Murphy/Jahn

Senior Vice President, Principal Architect, Director Digital Technology
Responsible for programming, planning, design, construction documents, and contract administration on various institutional, office, and residential buildings. Responsible for long range planning, implementation, and continuous improvement of the firm’s digital resources.



1971           Illinois Institute of Technology Bachelor of Architecture
1971-1973  Military Service U. S. Navy Seabees at Diego Garcia Atoll                    
1975            Registered Architect, Illinois
2004           Board Member, Evanston Community Development Association
2009           LEED Accredited Professional
Completed Buildings: 

University of Chicago Joe and Rika Mansueto Library (in construction)
University of Chicago West Combined Utility Plant
University of Chicago South Campus Chiller Plant
Margot and Harold Schiff Residences, Chicago, Illinois
Dallas North Tollway Toll Plazas, Dallas, Texas
Merck Serono, Geneva, Switzerland
Shanghai Expo Center, Shanghai, China
Galeria Kaufhof, Chemnitz, Germany
Light Rail and Vehicular Ramp Structures, Chemnitz, Germany

Filmhaus/Mediathek, Sony Center Berlin

O'Hare Development Program, Manager of Architecture, Chicago
Hyatt Regency Roissy, Paris, France
Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
One Hawthorne Place, Vernon Hills, Illinois

One Liberty Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wilshire/Westwood, Los Angeles, California

701 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis,
CTA Clark/Lake Transfer Station S.O.I.C., Chicago, Illinois
Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building, U of I, Urbana, Illinois
Marriott Hotel, South Bend, Indiana

First Source Center, South Bend, Indiana
U.S. Post Office, Oakbrook, Illinois
W.W. Grainger Corporate Headquarters, Skokie, Illinois
Underground Parking Facility, Springfield, Illinois
Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri                                                                   

Sahara Centre West Gate, Sharjah, U.A.E.
Marina Del Rey Condominium Tower
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Chicago
Barnes Tower Condominiums, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3 Competition Design
Burbank Media Center, Burbank, California
Masterplan Neutrale Zone, Airport Munich, Germany
Munich Stadium, Munich, Germany
Dallas Arena, Competition Design, Texas
Seoul Dome, Competition Design, Korea
Pedestrian Tunnel/”Pedway”, Chicago, Illinois



2005          Green Design Roundtable John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
2007          Chicago Architecture Foundation Lunchtime Series
2008          National Housing and Rehabilitation Association – Green Affordable Housing
2008          Green Towns Conference