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James Arthur Scheeler, American architect. Recipient various architectural awards.; Francis J. Plym fellow, 1953-1954; Fulbright fellow, 1953.


Scheeler, James Arthur was born on December 20, 1927 in Pontiac, Illinois, United States. Son of Aman B. and Jane (Steele) Scheeler.


Bachelor of Science with highest honors, University of Illinois, 1951; Master of Sciences, University Illinois, 1952; postgraduate, U. Liverpool, 1952-1953.


Graduate assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1950-1952; draftsman-designer, Lundeen & Hilfinger, Bloomington, Illinois, 1952-1953; designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, 1955-1959; partner, Richardson, Severns, Scheeler & Associates, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, 1959-1965; vice president, treasurer, Richardson, Severns, Scheeler & Associates, Inc., 1965-1971; vice Chairman of the Board, director, Production Systems for Architects and Engineers, Inc., 1973-1981. Visiting critic University of Illinois, 1959-1960.


Member Plan Commission, Champaign, 1966-1971, chairman, 1969-1971. Member Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, 1967-1971. Board directors National Center for a Barrier-Free Environment, 1978-1981, president, 1981.

Served with United States Navy, 1946-1947. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honorary. Treasurer Central Illinois chapter 1967-1968, secretary 1968-1969, president 1970-1971, national deputy executive vice president 1971-1976, president corporation 1974-1978, executive vice president 1977-1978, program development group executive 1976-1985, senior executive 1985-1988, vice president design practice group 1989, resident fellow since 1990, Edward D. Kemper award 2000), International Union Architects Professional Practice Commission (secretary, co-director 1994-2003, international union architects council since 2005), Royal Australian Institute Architects (honorary), Korean Institute Architects (honorary).

Member Illinois Arts Council (architectural advisory board 1966-1971), Montessori Society Champaign-Urbana (director 1964-1966), Gargoyle, Scarab, Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lambda Alpha, Cosmos Club, Federation Colleges Architects Republic Mexico (honorary), Japan Institute Architect (honorary).


Married Barbara Jean Lloyd, September 2, 1950. Children: James Erich, Carl Aman, Orissa Jane Elizabeth. Married Nancy S. Kneece, June 2, 2007.

Aman B. Scheeler

Jane (Steele) Scheeler

Barbara Jean Lloyd

Nancy S. Kneece

Carl Aman Scheeler

Orissa Jane Elizabeth Scheeler

James Erich Scheeler