Art + Architecture Lecture: Surprise And Delight In The Desert

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ASU Art Museum presents an evening with architect Eddie Jones as part of the Art + Architecture series. In "Surprise and Delight in the Desert," Jones will discuss his past and present projects along with his personal design ethos.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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About Eddie Jones:
Edward (Eddie) Jones, AIA, Principal, Jones Studio Inc. with his brother and business partner Neal, were raised in the oil fields of Oklahoma. From a very early age the two brothers aspired to be architects and share a studio.

Jones was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1949 and moved to Arizona in 1973 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He founded Jones Studio on June 8, 1979, three months before his 30th birthday. It was not until years later, he realized he had begun his solo professional career on the birthday of his two major heroes, Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff.

Jones’ philosophy is to create buildings of material elegance, visual beauty and environmental sensitivity. His core principals are rooted in the modernist ethos of thinking about the future and inspiring his clients to think beyond their current living and working conditions – the work is part of a solution for better living.

Jones Studio is a mid-sized architecture, interior design, public art and planning firm based in Phoenix, with a strong reputation for designing beautiful and resilient buildings for the Sonoran desert climate. Since its start, the Jones Studio “family” has grown to include 15 highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals. Their portfolio includes higher education facilities, research facilities, performing arts centers, land ports of entry, an NFL training facility, a museum, a town hall, a softball-soccer stadium, an entire college campus and over 18 custom designed homes.

Recent projects include the Mariposa Land Port of Entry in Nogales, AZ, which was awarded the 2016 AIA Institute National Honor Award for Architecture, the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center in Mesa, AZ, the Cornell | Cookson Industrial Door Manufacturing Facility in Goodyear, AZ and ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix, AZ, which is due for completion in June 2016. Jones Studio has over 20 years of experience working with ASU, including projects such the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 3 (ISTB III) in Mesa and the Lattie F Coor Hall in Tempe.
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