Juergen Fuss
Juergen J. Fuss, AIA
Senior Managing Architect
Buildings & Structures
Chicago - Downtown

Mr. Fuss has been a licensed architect for over 30 years. His career has been equally balanced with the preparation of drawings and specifications for new and renovated building projects; the investigation of in situ building component non-performance or distress, construction defects, errors and omissions in design, standard of care, property damage claims, moisture intrusion, and personal injury; and the interpretation of building, zoning, ADA, and energy conservation codes, laws and ordinances of authorities having jurisdiction.

He specializes in architectural and construction technology related issues. Much of his work pertains to consulting on exterior wall cladding (masonry, stone, EIFS, wood, metal and composites), fenestration products and systems, low-slope (single-ply and built-up) and steep-slope roofing components and systems, and insulating products. He has extensive experience with cause and origin investigation of moisture and thermal movement related distress. His work has also included the evaluation of interior flooring (wood, engineered, tile and resilient) distress as well as interior ceiling systems issues. Since college he’s had a keen interest in accessible design for the disabled and he stays abreast of state and federal regulations, including the ADA and FHA.

After working for several well respected engineering, architecture and design/build firms, Mr. Fuss established his own registered architectural consulting firm. He specialized in writing technical specifications and project manuals, conducting product and installation research, and performing building code analysis and QA/QC checks on projects as a consultant to architectural and engineering firms. His firm also provided architectural design, property condition assessments, and construction progress review for lenders. While there, he initiated and managed a HUD funded Community Development Block Grant Program in a local suburban community that enabled limited income residents to obtain professional design services, qualified contractors, money and construction administration to repair their homes.

Mr. Fuss has been a part of building teams constructing power plants, manufacturing warehouses, retail stores, office buildings, hotels, high tech/data centers, assisted living facilities, colleges and high schools, airline facilities, medical centers, and single/multi-family residential housing. His work has included design, preparation of drawings and specifications, project coordination, project management, and contract administration. 

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Fuss has been involved on the contractor side of construction. This includes work at one of the nation’s largest design-build firms, as his own general contractor for home remodeling, and during college at an electrical subcontractor, and land surveying firm.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.Arch., 5 year professional degree, Architecture Design, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981
  • Recognition for service on Architectural Commission, Village of Northfield, IL, 2002–2010

    Recognition for service as Safety Assessment Evaluator after April 2013 flooding event for Emergency Management Agency, LaSalle County, IL

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Certification #62414

Safety Assessment Evaluator, California Office of Emergency Services #69909

Licensed Architect, Illinois, #001-011678

Licensed Architect, Colorado, #ARC-402320

Licensed Architect, Michigan #1301066956

Licensed Architect, Minnesota, #50978

Registered Architect, Florida, #AR95465

Registered Architect, Louisiana, #6569

Registered Architect, New Jersey, #21AI01873500

Registered Architect, Pennsylvania, #RA406412

Registered Architect, Texas #20035

Architect, Missouri, #A-2013022820

Architect, Wisconsin, #A-11040-5

LANGUAGES

  • German

Publications

Byerts T, Fuss J. Handicapped Accessibility at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle. Thesis publication 1981.

Presentations

Kneppers J, Fuss J. Look Back, Move Forward. Seminar presentation at AIA 150th Anniversary Convention, Madison, WI, 2007.

Fuss J. Exterior Insulation & Finish System (EIFS). Seminar presentation to insurance adjusters, Warren, NJ, 2006.

Prior Experience

Building Technology Resource Manager & Architect, Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc., 2001–2017

Senior Architectural Consultant, Packer Engineering, Inc., 1999–2001

Owner/President, Archispec, Inc., 1988–2003

CDBG Coordinator/Residential Rehabilitation Specialist, Village of Wilmette, IL, 1991–1997

Project Manager, James March Goldberg Architects, 1988–1989

Specification Writer & Project Architect, Austin Company, 1985–1988

Architectural Drafter, Harris & Kwasek Architects, 1985–1985

Architectural Job Captain, Black & Veatch, 1982–1985

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Building Enclosure Council (BEC)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.Arch., 5 year professional degree, Architecture Design, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1981
  • Recognition for service on Architectural Commission, Village of Northfield, IL, 2002–2010

    Recognition for service as Safety Assessment Evaluator after April 2013 flooding event for Emergency Management Agency, LaSalle County, IL

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Certification #62414

Safety Assessment Evaluator, California Office of Emergency Services #69909

Licensed Architect, Illinois, #001-011678

Licensed Architect, Colorado, #ARC-402320

Licensed Architect, Michigan #1301066956

Licensed Architect, Minnesota, #50978

Registered Architect, Florida, #AR95465

Registered Architect, Louisiana, #6569

Registered Architect, New Jersey, #21AI01873500

Registered Architect, Pennsylvania, #RA406412

Registered Architect, Texas #20035

Architect, Missouri, #A-2013022820

Architect, Wisconsin, #A-11040-5

LANGUAGES

  • German