8 November

Casa della Sfera

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It’s morning in Milwaukee; blue sky; summer relenting to fall. A typical slow Sunday drive along the lakeshore is suddenly interrupted. How many times have we admired the vast distance of the lake and not noticed the strange form high on the hill, opposite the water? It appears strange only in contrast to the grand […]

2 November

SEW Eurodrive

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Our most recent industrial facility is up and running in DeSoto, Texas. The German gear motor manufacturing company SEW Eurodrive commissioned us to design this 142,000 SF assembly plant and offices. We hope they will be very happy with the flow of plant processes laid out in their bright new building, with their beautiful work […]

1 November

Awards season has been good to Jones Studio in 2017!!

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We are proud to announce that the Beus Center for Law & Society, the Mesa Performing Arts Center, our new Studio building and the Prairie Raptor Residence in Oklahoma City, all received awards this year! In addition, our President Neal Jones was honored with the Architects Medal by the AIA Arizona!! 2017 American Institute of […]


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.