2003 | Phoenix, AZ | Performing Arts Center | 43,000 sq ft | $7 million

When South Mountain Community College was investing in a new performing arts center, they understood it needed to be more than just a building; it had to be a beacon for the community. Jones Studio’s playful energy and ingenuity resulted in a design that exceeded the college’s aspirations. The SMCC Performing Arts Center is instantly recognizable and functionally proficient and the architecture emanates a friendly, familiar feeling to the community. Break-metal louvers dissipate heat and shade the wall surface, providing a tough shell to protect the interior sound chamber. At night the intermediate glazing pushes light through the louvers, offering a warm welcome of lantern light.


Awards

2005

American Architecture Exhibition and Distinguished Building Awards
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design

2005

Innovative Design and Excellence in Architecture (I.D.E.A)
Using Structural Steel
Up to $10M category – National Winner

2004

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
Merit Award

2004

American Institute of Architects – Western Mountain Region
Honor Award

2004

Design Awards
Honorable Mention

2004

Metal Architecture

2004

Southwest Contractor Magazine
Best of 2004/2005 Design Awards Editor’s Choice Award

2004

Valley Forward Association
Environmental Excellence Awards
Crescordia Award (Top Honor) – Public Assembly

2001

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
Citation Award – Unbuilt Structures

Publications

Books:

2007

DETAILS IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE (AsBuilt)
Princeton Architectural Press 2007 (Publisher), Christine Killory & René Davids (Author)

2006

100 DEGREES of DESIGN
Finding Design in the Desert: 100 Places We Love (Desert Living)

2006

PHOENIX: 21ST CENTURY CITY
Booth-Clibborn Editions (Publisher)

2005

ARCHITECTURE HIGHLIGHTS
Shanglin A & C Limited (China), Yanli Hu (Chief Editor)

Magazines:

2007

AZ/RE (Arizona Commercial Real Estate) – September / October

2006

SOURCES & DESIGN – Fall

2005

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD – January

2005

COSTRUIRE (Italy) – July / August

2005

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION REVIEW – (Southwest Edition)

2004

ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE – October

2004

DESERT LIVING MAGAZINE – March / April

2004

SHADE – August / September

2004

SOURCES & DESIGN – Spring

2004

SOUTHWEST CONTRACTOR – December

2003

SOUTHWEST CONTRACTOR – March

Newspapers:

2006

Arizona Republic, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Section – November
“Book Trumpets Artistic Opportunities in the Valley”

2006

Phoenix 21st Century City including SMCC PAC – November 5