Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA is a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received his Master of Architecture from the school in 1980. 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 has 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, which received the AIA Education Honors Award.

His eponymous firm Jeffery S Poss Architect has designed and completed award-winning proposals for residences, interiors, memorials, pavilions, and most recently, flat-pac and ecological architecture. His commissioned and competition work has been published in numerous journals and magazines in print and online. His collected work can be seen at

Professor Poss is currently serving as Interim Director of the school.


M.Arch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1980.
BSAS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1978.