4 February

Harvested Water and the Mariposa Land Port of Entry

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Over the past seven years, I’ve had the good fortune to work on the design and construction of the Mariposa Land Port of Entry in southern Arizona.  This G.S.A. project was a 4 phase, raze and rebuild of the existing 1970’s port of entry.  Many interesting and complex issues influenced the design solution.  One idea: […]

11 December

Introduction to Herb Greene

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Growing up in late 1950’s Oklahoma, I was interested in something my parents called architecture. I don’t know why, but the structure and design of buildings attracted me even before I knew what the word meant. I suppose it was inevitable I would find the Prairie House known locally and understandably as the “Prairie Chicken.” […]

5 February

The Outpost – Sharing a Deep Respect for the Earth

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The Outpost – Sharing a Deep Respect for the Earth

Respite, retreat, safe haven, home… This was the implied program for a residence meant to represent progressive contemporary thinking grounded in the fundamentals of “mud and shadow.” And we would add Patina. For this home, like the best of them, will age with a naturalness that speaks of the Desert itself: The gray sun-washed varnish […]


  • Eddie M. Jones

    Eddie M. Jones, AIA

    Principal (1979)


    Eddie founded Jones Studio on June 8, 1979, three months before his 30th birthday. Years later he realized the date coincided with the birthdays of his two major heroes, Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff.

  • Neal E. Jones

    Neal E. Jones, AIA, LEED AP

    President  (1986)


    Neal joined his brother in 1986. His acute business acumen complemented Eddie’s design prowess, and their shared passion for architecture and hard work built Jones Studio into what it is today.

  • Brian C. Farling

    Brian C. Farling, RA

    Lead Designer (1998)


    As Lead Designer for Jones Studio, Brian’s attention to detail and hard nosed work ethic is well known within the profession. His passion for sustainability in the desert has led him to pursue numerous environmental challenges.

  • Robert Viergutz

    Robert Viergutz

    Project Manager (1998)


    Rob is a driven designer who found his passion in architecture after seeing Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater. His attention to detail and years of experience benefit his projects and his coworkers.

  • Maria Salenger

    Maria Salenger, AIA

    Project Architect (2000)


    Outside of work Maria is involved with public art, the American Institute of Architects, the Arizona Women Principals Group, and is a regular Guest Juror for Arizona State University and University of Arizona.

  • Jacob R. Benyi

    Jacob R. Benyi, LEED AP

    Project Architect (2003)


    Jacob’s renowned work ethic and commitment to projects is only matched by his dedication to environmentalism and the outdoors.  He is efficient and effective, and has become a respected guru on the job site.

  • Aaron J. Forbes

    Aaron J. Forbes, RA

    Project Architect (2003)


    Aaron is a passionate Architect with years of experience who splits his time between architecture and art.  His skill has been lent to numerous works of art including ‘Passages’ at the Mariposa Land Port of Entry.

  • Joanna M. Noonan

    Joanna M. Noonan, RA

    Project Architect (2007)


    Joanna is a highly skilled and gifted architect, known for her critical thinking and space planning prowess.  Her passion for perfection and personable demeanor elevate her projects and professional relationships.

  • Daniel T. Childers

    Daniel T. Childers, RA

    Project Architect (2010)


    Daniel brings enthusiasm and excitement to every project. With an engineer’s mentality and a passion for working with his hands, he enjoys continuing Jones Studio’s personal touches, such as the MCC PAC chandelier.

  • Alex Gino

    Alex Gino

    Marketing Manager (2013)


    Alex spent two decades in academia and practicing architecture before bringing her skills and experience to Jones Studio.  She has been instrumental in effectively promoting and efficiently streamlining the office.

  • Eric Watson

    Eric Watson, RA, LEED AP BD+C

    Project Architect (2013)


    Eric’s years of experience and knowledge working within the Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment has provided Jones Studio with a step up in building technology. His skill and intellect have proven invaluable.

  • Eddie Curiel

    Eddie Curiel, LEED AP

    Project Manager (2014)


    As a seasoned designer, Eddie’s level headed work ethic and attention to detail brings efficiency to all his projects.  His knowledge in Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides additional experience to the office.

  • Bill Osborne

    Bill Osborne, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

    Project Architect (2013)


    With 20 years of architectural consulting, Bill provides crucial support and experience to the office and his projects.  He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the United States Green Building Council.

  • Robert Huff

    Robert Huff

    Intern Architect (2014)


    Growing up in fabrication shop led Rob to have an early passion for efficient, functional design. He enjoys a hands on approach and lends invaluable fabrication experience and knowledge to the office and projects.