Joe Poli

Principal / Architecture

Joseph Poli, AIA, is a Principal and Partner at RATIO. With experience designing projects in the TOD, affordable housing, workforce, supportive, market-rate, for sale, mixed-income, and mixed-use housing markets, Joe applies his broad depth of invaluable housing and construction knowledge to shape the future of multiunit housing nationwide. Under his direction, Joe’s affordable housing projects have been recognized with local, regional and national design awards.

As an industry leader, Joe has received invitations to speak at national multifamily design forums. He recently participated in Architectural Record’s “Record on the Road 2019 Series” on the topic of “Designing for How We Live Now.” After spending his early career in Chicago pursuing a global practice at Perkins & Will, Joe moved to Denver as Director of Design and Partner of a local 50-person firm in 1982. In 1994, he co-founded Humphries Poli Architects, which is now a part of RATIO. Joe’s work reflects his passion for creating dwelling spaces that provide occupants with a sense of dignity and promote involvement and integration within a community context.

Education & Registration
  • Master of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign