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Meet Aggregate Studio

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Josh Mings, AIA | Founder and Principal

Josh Mings, AIA, Founder and Principal of Aggregate Studio, is committed to providing dignified architecture for everyone. Bringing 13 years of experience with residential and community-based projects and in all phases of projects allows teams to create the best possible projects through teamwork, critical engagement, and consensus-building. He and Aggregate Studio strive to positively impact cities, housing, and residents with dignified design, previously winning several local, state, and national awards. His previous projects have spanned the Chicagoland area and the Midwest.

Josh gives back to the community and profession, serving on AIA Chicago’s Board of Directors, on the AIA / Chicago Department of Buildings Working Group, and as co-chair of AIA Chicago’s Design Knowledge Community focusing on design excellence in Chicago’s neighborhoods. He is heavily involved in mentoring the next generation of architects by serving on design juries, mentoring, and leading the NEXUS mentorship program. Additionally, Josh is active in the community serving on Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council and Tulane School of Architecture’s Alumni Council.

Studio and Collaborators

Jason Pion, Assoc. AIA, NOMA | Designer

A recent graduate of the IIT Bachelor of Architecture program and a former student of the Vietnam Design/Build Studio. Before starting school, he developed a passion for affordable urban housing and community-led projects that require the democratization of design. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, and Atlanta, GA he was exposed to a wide range of urban/rural conditions that helped develop a belief in an architecture that is stereoscopic. One that is not only three-dimensional in physical space but one that varies in scale from policy and building practice to the minute construction detail.