Wolf Ernst Jessen (1915-1977)
Jessen, Wolf Ernst
Birth/Death: deceased 1977 May
Occupation: American architect
Location: Austin, TX
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Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1946-1972
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Address listed in 1956 American Architects Directory
Address listed in 1962 American Architects Directory
Biographical listing in 1970 American Architects Directory
Contributed by the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas:
Wolf Jessen graduated from University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1936. He worked in the office of C. H. Page from 1933-1937 and became a partner with his brother Bubi (Harold Everett Jessen) in the Austin architectural firm Jessen and Jessen when it was organized in 1938. He began an ancillary career with the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1938 as flutist.
He practiced primarily residential architecture until interrupted by military service during World War II. After the war, Jessen returned to Austin and resumed the practice of architecture with Bubi and became Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas in 1946. They formed a partnership with Charles Millhouse and Alton Greeven in 1946 and became Jessen Jessen Millhouse and Greeven. In 1969 the firm became Jessen Jessen Millhouse Greeven Crume Day and Newman, and Jessen, Inc. in 1971. Jessen retired in 1974 to devote more time to travel, but returned to assist with some projects.
In 1948 he married musician and dancer Janet Collett. Together they traveled the world extensively, every continent except Antarctica.
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