Stephen Kern


Stephen Kern

Executive Vice President | Principal Architect

  • Tulane University, Master of Architecture, 1979

  • Registered Architect, Illinois

  • 2015 Member, Tulane School of Architecture Board of Advisors

  • Joined JAHN 1982

Stephen Kern joined JAHN in 1982 as a staff architect on the Northwestern Terminal Project. Over his tenure at the firm he has been involved in the design, development and detailing of multiple building types in many different regions of the United States as well as Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The focus of much of his activity has been the development and detailing of custom building enclosures as well as the integration and interface of engineering systems with the architectural design. The emphasis on collaboration and integration of these systems has become increasingly complex and technically challenging as the Firm’s design objectives and environmental philosophy has evolved. His participation in the process of collaboration between clients, designers and consulting engineers in the initial stages of projects carried forward into the construction phase with contractors and manufacturers has provided a solid basis for continued development, understanding and realization of high quality Architectural Design.


  • Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

  • Highlight Towers

  • Serono World Headquarters

  • SIGN Düsseldorf

  • Focus-Media

  • Bishopsgate

  • IIT State Street Village

  • Strandläufer

  • Bayer Headquarters

  • Imperial Bank Tower Renovation

  • Hochhauskomplex MAX

  • Neues Kranzler Eck

  • Sony Center

  • RCID Administrative Building

  • Munich Airport Center

  • Charlemagne Bruxells EU Headquarters

  • Generale Bank Tower, Rotterdam

  • 21 Century Tower

  • Hyatt Roissy

  • Messeturm

  • Messehalle

  • 425 Lexington Avenue

  • Merchandise Mart Retail Development

  • Merchandise Mart Bridge

  • The Sporting Club

  • Northwestern Atrium Center

  • One Liberty Place

  • 362 West Street

  • Bank of the Southwest Tower