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Josh Mings

Josh Mings

Chicago, IL, US

 

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About 

Hi! I'm Josh.

I'm a Tulane alumnus now living in Chicago with 4+ years experience working in small and medium-sized firms on Affordable Housing, K-12 Education, Commercial/Mixed-use, Cultural, and Healthcare projects and 3 years experience as a Teaching/Research assistant in Structures and Technology courses. I'm actively seeking registration through involvement in IDP and currently have passed 3 sections of the ARE. My goals include becoming a licensed architect and giving back to the profession through teaching.

I’m interested in finding clarity in the pluralistic condition of architecture. I feel that architecture consists of layers; a combination of both abstract and material, pragmatic and poetic conditions which should be guided to create a clear, concise, architectural whole that disseminates meaning and creates a dialogue with it’s surroundings. I seek to create a link to the history of architecture within my work, a learning from the past and propelling of these lessons into the future, creating work that both reveals itself instantly and slowly over time. 

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

 

 

 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Landon Bone Baker Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Project Designer/Intern Architect

Assisting Associates and Principals in all aspects of a project: Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, etc...

Projects include:
The Burnham at Woodlawn Park - 65 unit, 73,000sf Senior Housing building (new construction) in Woodlawn, Chicago, IL
Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative - 32 unit Mixed-Income renovation with new community Art Center in Greater Grand Crossing, Chicago, IL
LUCHA Borinquen Bella Apartments - 4 building, 47 unit renovation in Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL

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 

AIA New Orleans Members' Choice Award 2014, Award

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

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 



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