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Josh Mings

Josh Mings

Chicago, IL, US

 

About 

Josh Mings, AIA, is a licensed architect in Illinois with experience in multi-family and affordable senior housing, new construction and rehab projects, commercial projects, and neighborhood planning schemes. Graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Tulane University, Josh focuses on ways new projects can be incorporated into the historic/existing fabric of a given area and also speak to the culture of their location. At Landon Bone Baker Architects, Josh has worked on a variety of projects and scales including the renovation of Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, the design of The Burnham at Woodlawn Park, the renovation of Casa Heritage Apartments and is currently working on new construction affordable senior housing buildings in Chicago, Kansas City, MO, and West Dundee, Illinois, as well as the historic preservation and renovation of the Marshall Hotel SRO in Chicago.

Outside the office, Josh is active with AIA Chicago’s Design Knowledge Community committee serving as its Co-Chair. In addition, he is involved with the Chicago chapter of Open Architecture Collaborative having previously served as Director of Fundraising and volunteering on their annual Rebuilding Together house, is active with Logan Square Preservation, and has volunteered as a juror for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse and Discover Design competitions. Josh believes in the passing and sharing of knowledge, speaking previously at two PechaKucha Chicago events and lecturing regarding a research fellowship previously at Tulane. In 2014, Josh participated in AIA Chicago’s Bridge 5.0 Leadership program for Young Architects. Josh is an avid painter and also enjoys reading, photography, and exploring Chicago.


Please feel free to visit my website at www.joshuamings.com. If you wish to get in touch, I can be reached at jm@joshuamings.com.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Landon Bone Baker Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

Responsibilities include: Leading junior staff in production and construction
administration, coordination with clients, consultants, and contractors, conceptual design, creating specifications and construction documents, review of RFIs and submittals, review of pay applications and change orders, material and product selections, code and accessibility analysis, programming, Planned Use Development documentation, coordination of permit submissions including meetings with city officials as necessary. Selected Projects include:

▪︎ Marshall Hotel SRO Renovation - 90 unit renovation of existing 173-unit SRO building in Chicago, IL, In Permit phase, Enterprise Green Communities
Role: Project Architect

▪︎ Spring Hill Senior Residences - 61 unit 79,000 SF affordable senior housing new construction in West Dundee, IL, In Permit phase, NGBS Gold
Role: Project Architect

▪︎ Phil B. Curls Manor - 54 unit 59,000 SF affordable senior housing new construction in Kansas City, MO, Completed March 2017, NGBS Bronze
Role: Project Architect

▪︎ McCrory Senior Apartments - 62 unit 62,000 SF affordable senior housing new construction in Chicago, IL, Under Construction, Energy Star MFHR
Role: Project Architect

▪︎ Casa Heritage Renovation - 7 building 143 unit moderate renovation of affordable housing in Melrose Park, IL. Completed September 2016
Role: Staff Architect/Project Manager

▪︎ The Burnham at Woodlawn Park - 65 unit 73,000 SF new affordable senior housing in Chicago, IL, Completed October 2015, LEED for Homes Gold
Role: Project Designer/Architect (SD through CA)

▪︎ Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative - 32 unit renovation with new Art Center in Chicago, IL, Completed November 2014, Enterprise Green Communities
Role - Staff Designer (CA)

Oct 2012 - current
 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, Teaching/Research Assistant

ATCS3100 Performance of Steel Frame Construction for Kentaro Tsubaki, RA
ATCS3200 Environmental Systems for Michael Crosby, RA
ATCS4100 Integrated Technological Systems I for Michael Crosby, RA

Aimed to positively impact students through help sessions and one-on-one tutorials, graded projects, exams, and quizzes, mentored students who needed additional help.

Aug 2009 - May 2012
 

Perez, APC, New Orleans, LA, US, Architectural Intern

Schematic Design, 3d Modeling, Design Development, Construction Documents, Code and Material Research for a 100,000 SF Regional Science and Technology Academy.
Construction Documents for a 20,000 SF tenant fit-out in geriatric healthcare facility.

Apr 2008 - Jan 2010
 

Global Design Studio, Indianapolis, IN, US, Student Designer

Conceptual design and presentation materials for projects in the cultural and mixed-use typologies.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

BArch + MArch Magna Cum Laude 2012 (3.62 GPA)
John William Lawrence Research Travel Fellowship to study Sverre Fehn’s work in Norway 2011
Central Europe (Vienna - Munich - Berlin) Study Abroad Program Summer 2010
Dean’s List: Fall 2007.2008.2009.2011; Spring 2008.2010.2012
Tau Sigma Delta, National Honor Fraternity for Architecture Inducted 2010

Foci in my education included urban studies/the urban condition, architectural history, and the nature of public space. Opportunities to study abroad in Austria and Germany, as well as a research fellowship to study Sverre Fehn's works in Norway have led me to a belief in the pluralistic condition of architecture and that a mixing of both pragmatic and poetic conditions is needed to create a complete architectural whole that disseminates meaning and create a dialogue with the architecture's surroundings.

Aug 2007 - May 2012
 

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN, US, Architectural Technology

Transferred to Tulane in 2007 (3.85 GPA)
Dean’s List: Fall 2006, Spring 2007

Jan 2005 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Precast Concrete Institute All-Precast Solution and Retirement/Assisted Living Awards, Award

For the Burnham at Woodlawn Park (with LBBA)

2016
 

AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award Special Recognition, Award

For Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (with LBBA)

2016
 

AIA/HUD Secretary Award for Creating Community Connection, Award

For Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (with LBBA)

2016
 

CNDA Richard H. Driehaus Award for Architectural Excellence, 2nd Place

For Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (with LBBA)

2016
 

Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Project of the Year for Adaptive Reuse, Award

For Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (with LBBA)

2015
 

ULI Chicago Vision Award, Award

For Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (with LBBA)

2015
 

AIA New Orleans Members' Choice Award 2014, Award

For Patrick F Taylor Science and Technology Regional Academy (while at Perez, APC).

2014
 

Selected for AIA Chicago Bridge 5.0 Mentoring and Leadership Program, Other

2014
 

Outstanding Thesis Award, Award

Given by the Thesis faculty at Tulane University for superior achievement in thesis study. This included a Thesis Commendation and inclusion in the Provocations Ogden 8 Thesis exhibition from May 11th-14th, 2012.

2012
 

Richard Koch Architectural Scholarship, Scholarship

2011
 

John William Lawrence Travel Research Fellowship, Award

I studied the works of the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn, specifically his setting of his work between the local and global and its implications on built form. Fehn, the 1997 recipient of the Pritzker Prize is one of the lesser knowns of Modern Architecture, perfecting his brand of Nordic poetic regional Modernism with the relative isolation that tends to be the norm in Norway. With this fellowship came a lecture given October 21st, 2011 and a book published in 2012.

2011
 

Honorable Mention, Tulane School of Architecture Design Competition Fall 2010, Honorable Mention

2010
 

Moise H. and Lois G. Goldstein Scholarship, Scholarship

2010
 

Robert Canard Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

2009
 

Best in Class ART222 – Commercial Construction: 2007 IUPUI Student Design Show, 1st Place

2007
 

IUPUI Top 100 Students Nominee, Nomination

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills