Last weekend Jones Studio President and expert anecdotalist Neal Jones returned to Oklahoma City to lend support to Oklahoma Modernism weekend, a collaboration between OkieModSquad and the Oklahoma City Foundation for Architecture. Events from Friday through Sunday included everything from a vintage car show, to panel discussions and lectures, to home tours, including a special […]
“The mark of a successful life, then, is that days have flown by, but the years feel long and full.” — Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D, UT Austin My wife Lisa’s father used to tell me life is a cheat. Back then, I felt he was being cynical, not unusual in the elderly. Being the lover […]
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, AIA
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, AIA, LEED AP
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, AIA
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, 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, 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, AIA, LEED AP
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.
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.
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.