The Academy of Art University School of Architecture Fall Lecture Series present:
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00pm PST
601 Brannan Street, Atrium Space
Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture, a California-based architectural practice
founded in 1993. His technologically inspired designs for completed buildings and theoretical
projects have received acclaim for their critical engagement with the contemporary cultural
scene and their disciplinary sophistication. His eight Progressive Architecture Design Awards
include recognition for the Astronauts’ Memorial at Kennedy Space Center and the $180M
South Campus Chiller Plant for UCLA. The work of Jones and J,P:A has been featured in
countless publications and exhibitions, and can be found in the permanent collections of
most leading design museums, including SFMoMA, CCA, and FrAC.
Princeton Architectural Press has published two monographs on his work, Instrumental
Form and El Segundo, and plans are underway for a current volume, to be titled Alameda.
The LA Forum has published Meet the Nelsons, a collection of the Jones’ cartoons from
ANY magazine, and Actar has just released SouperGREEN, an analysis through design of
current environmental sensibilities in architecture by the firm and its alumni.
A recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, and Arts and Letters Award in Architecture
from the American Academy of the Arts and Letters, Jones was recently named one of the
30 Most Admired Educators in the country in the Design Intelligence Survey of Architectural
Education. Jones has written and lectured internationally on technology and the work of the
firm, and has taught in the schools of Architecture at Harvard, Princeton, IIT, Columbia, UCLA,
the Ohio State University, SCI-Arc and now USC. Most recently he held the Frank Gehry
Chair at the University of Toronto, and Howard Friedman Professor of Practice at UC Berkeley.
Jones is licensed as an architect in California, Oregon and New York. Jones is currently teaching
at the School of Architecture of the University of Southern California, where he is serving as the
Director of the Graduate Program.
This event will be also be live-streamed and recorded at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l9frtMDKJUwww.youtube.com/watch?v=1l9frtMDKJU