Martin Wolf







Cornell University
Bachelor of Architecture


Martin Wolf is a Principal at SCB where he provides design leadership for commercial office, aviation, and mixed-use developments. His work reflects an examination of the role that structure, technology, and transparency play in contemporary buildings. These interests are expressed in his designs for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; 340 on the Park in Chicago; Hub Group International Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois; and 100 Van Ness in San Francisco. Internationally, Martin led the design for Prime Corporate Center in Warsaw, Poland; III Towers in Bratislava, Slovakia; and the Intermodal Transit Center for the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Martin is the recipient of multiple design awards and competitions, including the AIA Chicago’s Distinguished Building Award for Tetra Pak Corporate Headquarters in Vernon Hills, Illinois; First Place in the Sunwall National Solar Design Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy; and the FBI Field Office in Baltimore, Maryland, for the General Services Administration.

Prior to joining SCB, Martin was with Murphy/Jahn Architects for 19 years as a senior design principal, leading some of the firm’s most recognized aviation and office projects, including the United Airlines Terminal 1 Complex at O’Hare International Airport, the Chicago Board of Trade addition, Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center, and the Bangkok International Airport.

A graduate of Cornell University, Martin is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), a member of the Board of Overseers at Illinois Institute of Technology, a member of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTUBH), and is a Peer Reviewer for the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program. He is an advisor for the High-Rise and Habitat Studio at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and has lectured extensively at schools of architecture in the Midwest and on the East Coast.