John C. Ames, AIA, NCARB

Assistant Professor, Joined TU in 2005


Master of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990

Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, Emory University, 1973


Registered Architect, Alabama, 1996

Registered Architect, Georgia, 2003

NCARB Certification, 1996

American Institute of Architects, 1996


Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University, 2005-present

Courses taught:

  • ARCH 331 Materials of Construction
  • ARCH 401 Architecture Design Studio
  • ARCH 502 Thesis Studio
  • CSMT 402 Advanced Construction II

Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University, 1990-1992


Principal, Urban Studio, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001-present

Project Architect, Heery International, Atlanta, Georgia, 1997-2005

Project Architect, Chambless & Associates,Montgomery, Alabama, 1995-1997

Intern, Butner Architectural Group, Montgomery, Alabama, 1991-1995


Tree house designed and built by Urban Studio for an exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens published in Treehouses: Living in a Dream by Alejandro Bahamon (Harper Design and Loft, Pub. 2005)

Architectural models published in Designing withh Models by Criss B. Mills (John Wiley & Sons, Pub. 2000)

Project team member for John Hejduk's "House of the Suicide," constructed by Georgia Tech students in 1989 ad included in the Whitney Museum exhibit "Sanctuaries, The Last Works of John Hejduk," 2002


Maynard Holbrook Jackson International Terinal. New 800,000 SF airport terinal for international flights. On loan from Heery to the terminal Design Team. Architect responsible for maintaining floor plan coordination with all disciplines.

Erwin Center Arena, University of Texas at Austin. Renovation of 17,000 seat arena with additions. Programming, design, construction documents, construction administration. Project Architect, Heery International, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. New middle school for 80 students. Architect responsible for schematic design and design development. Heery International, Atlanta, Georgia.

Willmore Engineering Laboratory Building, Auburn University. Renovation of a 65,000 SF building to house research labs for four engineering departments. Design and production team member. Chambless & Associates, Montgomery, Alabama, 1991-1995.

Marion State Fish Hatchery, Marion, Alabama. Renovation of existing buildings and addition of a new storage/maintenance building. Responsible for programming, design, construction documents and construction administration. Butner Architectural Group, Montgomery, Alabama.

Additions to the Ames-Robey House, Traverse City, Michigan. Designer.

Private Lake House and Boathouse. Wedowee, Alabama. Designer.

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