James Arthur Scheeler Edit Profile
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.