Joy joined Wheeler Kearns Architects in 1998 and became a principal in 2006. Joy has served as Project Architect on numerous residential projects such as the Wilmette Residence, the Mohawk Street Residence, and an apartment in the former Montgomery Ward tower. She was one of the Project Architects for the Orchard East Residence in Chicago. Currently Joy is working on renovations to the Art Institute photography galleries and an expansion for the Marwen Foundation.
Joy graduated from University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies in 1995 with University Honors and continued her education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She graduated with a Master of Architecture in 1998. While at the GSD, Joy collaborated with the University of Toronto and architect Brigitte Shim to install an exhibit of projects for Toronto’s waterfront at Toronto’s Queens Quay Terminal. Before graduating and joining Wheeler Kearns Architects, she interned at a number of architecture firms and worked on various projects including interior office spaces, private residences, and elementary schools.
Joy is a registered architect in the State of Illinois, a registered LEED accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects. She has served as a mentor for the Illinois Math and Science Academy’s Student Inquiry and Research Program, working with high school students interested in the field of architecture on a year-long research investigation.
Joy and her husband, Jamie Cook, an architect at Krueck + Sexton, live in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood with their two children.