Principal Architect, Construction Supervisor
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Joy Cuming is the Principal Architect of Aline Architecture Inc of Orleans, MA (formerly Architects Studio Ltd of South Wellfleet, MA). She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,New York and Florida. She holds a Council Record at NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) and is a licensed Construction Supervisor and Home Improvement Contractor in Massachusetts.
Joy, a LEED Accredited Professional, has been designing commercial and residential projects in sensitive environmental areas for thirty years. She has extensive experience presenting projects to local regulatory boards. She is a member of the Cape and Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative as well as a member of NESEA.
Joy received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Western Australia and her Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.
A characteristic element of her architectural practice is the careful positioning of a building to respond harmoniously with the environment on the site. This is a critical consideration necessary to maximize the potential for harnessing the natural energies that are abundant on every site. She has developed interdisciplinary relationships with environmental professionals and embraces sustainable principles using innovative, environmental technologies.
Joy enjoys working with the community outreach programs, to educate people in ways that will improve the condition of their existing buildings and reduce energy consumption or to demonstrate how to incorporate energy conscious design practices into new buildings. In 2009, The University of Wisconsin River Falls grant program for sustainability education, selected Joy to be the Visiting Professor for Sustainability, Green Architecture and Building Green. She spent a week making presentations to administrators; faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students; and Montessori schools, as well as the community Rotary Club. She has enjoyed running educational workshops about space and place making for children. She is actively engaged with the Orleans Community Partnership working on townscape improvements and is the vice chairman of the Architectural Review Board in Orleans.
Her muse is walking in nature and photographing what she discovers. She is an accomplished singer songwriter and has produced one CD recording and hopes to find time for a second.
She resides in Orleans, MA and has one son, Loren, who runs his own business as a technology consultant and a web site designer in Los Angeles.