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12 February

Jones Studio Hosts SMOCA’s Teen Architecture Workshop

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Jones Studio Hosts SMOCA’s Teen Architecture Workshop

This Saturday Jones Studio hosted the 9th rendition of “Inspiring Aspriring Architects,” an educational workshop organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with Matthew Salenger of coLAB, and Maria Salenger of Jones Studio. The event is an opportunity for teens to work with local designers and architects to learn more about the […]

11 February

Jones Studio and Marlon Blackwell Sponsor “Soft Architecture, is Being Finished, Finished?”

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Jones Studio and Marlon Blackwell Sponsor “Soft Architecture, is Being Finished, Finished?”

This past Thursday evening, February 7th, Eddie, Neal, and good friend Marlon Blackwell had the pleasure to sponsor a lecture by Jeremy Smith, design director of the research-based design practice Irving Smith Architects in Nelson, New Zealand. Titled “Soft Architecture: Is being finished, finished?” Jeremy’s lecture focused on identifying design issues and opportunities for buildings being placed […]

7 February

Eddie to Join Panelists for “Design in the Desert: Function + Form in Arid Climates”

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Eddie to Join Panelists for “Design in the Desert: Function + Form in Arid Climates”

Jones Studio is pleased to announce that on February 13 Eddie will join a panel of leading authorities on design in the desert to discuss the functional impacts of landscaping, sun, water, shade, and soil on architectural form. Presented by Taliesin Next and Local First Arizona For(u)m, the evening promises to be both entertaining and informative, […]

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  • Shawn Swisher

    Shawn Swisher, AIA

    Project Architect and Designer (2018)

     

    Shawn Swisher, AIA, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, then moved to the coast to receive his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. He traveled throughout western Europe upon graduation as part of a research fellowship to study the work of Peter Zumthor. After earning a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, he returned to his home state to start a family and focus on practicing architecture.

  • 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, AIA

    Principal (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, RA

    Senior Associate (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

    Senior Associate (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, AIA, LEED AP

    Principal (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.

  • Rob Huff

    Rob Huff

    Project Manager (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.

  • Tony Pensiero

    Tony Pensiero

    Office Manager (2014)

     

    Tony is a modern day Renaissance man.  His wide range of skills allows him to work on a variety of special projects around Jones Studio.  Highly gifted in logistics and analytics, he has helped streamline the office.

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