Josh Mings

Josh Mings

Chicago, IL, US


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Josh Mings, AIA, NCARB is a licensed architect in Illinois with 4+ years experience in multi-family and senior affordable housing, new construction and rehab projects, commercial projects, and neighborhood planning schemes. Graduating magna cum laude with a 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 its location. At Landon Bone Baker Architects Josh has worked on a variety of projects and scales including the renovation and reimagining of Dorchester Art+Housing Collaborative, the design of The Burnham senior housing building in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and is currently working on new construction senior housing buildings in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago and in Kansas City, MO.

Outside the office Josh is active with Architecture for Humanity-Chicago, serving on the board of directors as Co-director of Finance and actively participates with their yearly Rebuilding Together house. Josh also serves on AIA Chicago’s Design Knowledge Community committee, and volunteers as a juror for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Newhouse and Discover Design competitions. Josh also believes in the passing and sharing of knowledge, speaking at PechaKucha Night in Chicago and lecturing regarding a research project previously at Tulane. In 2014, Josh participated in AIA Chicago’s Bridge 5.0 Leadership program for Young Architects. In his spare time, Josh enjoys biking, reading, painting, photography, and exploring Chicago.  

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


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


AIA New Orleans Members' Choice Award 2014, Award

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


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.


Richard Koch Architectural Scholarship, Scholarship


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.


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


Moise H. and Lois G. Goldstein Scholarship, Scholarship


Robert Canard Merit Scholarship, Scholarship


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


IUPUI Top 100 Students Nominee, Nomination


Areas of Specialization 


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