Project Manager

Josh Mings

  • AIA
  • Registered Architect in Illinois

Joining Canopy in 2022, Josh focuses on affordable housing, neighborhood planning, and civic projects on a variety of scales. Josh’s experience in all phases of projects allows for teams to create the best possible projects through teamwork, critical engagement, and consensus-building. Josh strives to create a positive impact with good design, experiencing firsthand how great architecture can impact the city and its residents growing up in Columbus, Indiana. Josh’s housing work has spanned the Chicagoland area, along with projects in Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and other states.

Josh strives to give back, serving on the Board of Directors for AIA Chicago, as well as Co-Chair of the AIA Chicago Design Knowledge Community. He is involved in mentoring the next generation of architects through serving on design juries, and previously with the Black Spectacles ARE group Coaching Program. Additionally, Josh serves on Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council and Tulane School of Architecture’s Alumni Council. Outside the office, Josh is an avid hiker, traveler, photographer, and painter.


Master of Architecture, Tulane University

Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University

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What's your favorite season?

Fall – crisp air, changing leaves, fantastic hiking and camping weather!

In a parallel universe, what would your profession be?

Professional LEGO designer – employee discount would be advantageous for one of my hobbies.

What motivated you to become an architect?

Growing up in Columbus, IN, and seeing the impact that Eero Saarinen and J.Irwin Miller had on the city through great design. There wasn’t one singular moment – I always wanted to be an architect.

Ideal superpower?

Teleportation – avoiding the TSA lines would be well worth it.

Best live music you've seen?

Rise Against and Metallica in 2010, on the old Soviet Air Command Base outside of Prague. Not a bad venue for a metal show!

If you had to be a Star Wars character?

R2-D2 – always gets the job done while providing (occasionally snarky) commentary.

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