Josh serves as in-house legal counsel for HBG Design, providing valuable advice and guidance on a full spectrum of corporate governance and business operations matters.

An attorney and licensed architect, Josh was honored with Fellowship in The American Institute of Architects in 2018 – one of the youngest architects in Memphis to receive this honor at 40 years of age. Josh serves as in-house legal counsel for HBG Design, providing valuable advice and guidance on a full spectrum of corporate governance and business operations matters ranging from contracts, professional liability and risk management to business and professional licensing and compliance.Josh is known across the country for being a tireless champion of the architectural profession and the communities they serve. As an advocate, he works with state leaders to ensure that legislation impacting the built environment in Tennessee protects the health, safety and welfare of all Tennesseans. As a role model, he challenges students and emerging professionals across the country who will be entering practice to see their futures as architects in an expanded role, placing equal priority on design, advocacy and leadership. In the past decade of his career, Josh has served as Chair of the AIA National Young Architects Forum (YAF-2016); a member of the AIA National Documents Committee; has served on the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0 Item Development Subcommittee; and was the 2011-2012 Young Architect Regional Director for the AIA Gulf States Region where he launched “Emerging Gulf States,” a regional symposium for emerging professionals. Josh is a former AIA Memphis President and currently serves as the 2019 President of AIA Tennessee.Josh is a recipient of the AIA National Young Architects Award; the University of Tennessee Alumni Promise Award; the AIA Memphis Francis Gassner Award; and has been named to numerous “Top 40 Under 40” awards by Building Design and Construction Magazine, Engineering News-Record and The Memphis Business Journal.