(Updated July 2020)
Jeffery Poss Architect, PLLC, has designed and completed award-winning proposals for residences, interiors, memorials, pavilions, and most recently, flat-pac and ecological architecture. Commissioned and competition work has been published in numerous journals and magazines in print and online. As a result of this recognition, Poss was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2010.
Poss received his Master of Architecture from the university in 1980. The following year, his successful design competition resulted in Poss winning the Lloyd Warren Travelling Fellowship. In the years following he practiced with Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates, and Tai Soo Kim Partners. In 1989 he returned to Urbana-Champaign to begin teaching and practicing architecture. Studio teaching focused on the development of concept, materials, and detail into architectural design, including design-build structures, furniture design, and the exploration of whole-to-part relationships in architecture, for which he received the AIA Education Honors Award. In 2014 he founded the detail+FABRICATION Program Area in the Illinois School of Architecture. From 2017 until 2019 Poss served as the Interim Director of the Illinois School of Architecture.
In 2019 Poss was awarded the position of Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois.