Jones, Partners: Architecture

Jones, Partners: Architecture

The firm brings certain preconceptions about what is cool to each project, along with the conviction that coolness matters.



Jones, Partners: Architecture is a full-service architectural practice emphatically based in California, with an international reputation for designing richly engaging, technologically intense environments. Within the profession, J,P:A is considered a design firm. It brings certain preconceptions about what is cool to each project, along with the conviction that coolness matters.

 

Since the mid-1980s, Wes Jones has been exploring avenues of “machine architecture,” looking for an organization between the body and its technological world, in search of a vernacular way of expressing mechanical and industrial forms.

Wes’ prior work as Design Partner at Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones, and now, as Partner of J,P:A, has garnered acclaim for its "critical manipulation of technology," and the "engaging contemporary experiences” it creates.

Recognition

A recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, Mr. Jones has lectured widely and has served as Visiting Professor in the schools of architecture at Harvard University; Princeton University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Columbia University; University of California, Los Angeles; and Ohio State University. He presently teaches a studio at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

 

J,P:A has been involved in an unusual range of international projects for such a relatively small firm. The work—from single-family residences to a power plant—has won numerous awards and been published widely. It has also been featured in exhibits at museums and galleries on four continents. The principals have taught in the schools of architecture at many leading universities and have lectured on technology and the work of the office throughout the world. Princeton Architectural Press has published two monographs of the work.

 

Photo credits: Ben Lepley.

 

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