Recognition

We have been honored with over 200 awards for our work.

All of our work is rooted in the idea that the built environment should support the natural environment.

For over 40 years, Jones Studio has created unique and memorable architecture that is a direct expression of the values and culture of those who occupy it and of the community and place in which it stands. We believe that human ingenuity and creativity can shape our built environment for the better.

Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 23 – Spring 2022

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Casa de las Balaustradas
Balcony Balaustradas - Casa de las Balaustradas Pg TBD Eddie Jones/ Casa de las Balaustradas, Jones Studio ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 13 – Spring 2017

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Jones Studio / Eddie Jones
"What can you expect [from Jones Studio]" Pg 116-119 Eddie Jones/ Jones Studio Introduction Cont.- Multiple Projects shown ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 14 – Fall 2017

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Jones Studio / Eddie Jones
"Yes, I still draw." Pg 114-117 Eddie Jones/ Jones Studio Philosophy- Multiple Projects shown ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 15 – Spring 2018

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Jones Studio / Eddie Jones
"The Box?" Pg 114-117 Eddie Jones/ Jones Studio Philosophy cont. - Multiple Projects shown ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 17 – Spring 2019

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Jones Studio / Eddie Jones
"Light" Pg 116-119 Eddie Jones/ Jones Studio Philosophy cont. - Multiple Projects shown ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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The Desert Home

Tamara L. Hawkinson (Author), Cooper Square Publishing (Publisher)
Jones-Johnson Residence
The desert Southwest is an incredibly diverse place known for its casual lifestyle, endless scenic vistas, captivating blue skies, and rich cultural history, all of which contribute to the architecture and interior design particular to the region. The Desert Home will take you on a personal tour through homes of all sizes in a variety of architectural styles from Adobe and strawbale to Tuscan and contemporary. Lavishly illustrated with over 175 color photographs, this book showcases the special features that make each home unique--outstanding interior design, alternative construction techniques, native landscaping, and the blurring between indoor and outdoor spaces. This book also provides countless ideas and valuable insight on the use of natural lighting, fireplace and door designs, floor and wall treatments, furnishings and collectables. No matter where you live, The Desert Home will be an inspirational reference and source for great home ideas. Jones-Johnson Residence
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 19 – Spring 2020

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Thurston Wine House
Thurston Wine House Pg 110-113 Eddie Jones/ Thurston Wine House, Jones Studio ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Eco: An Essential Sourcebook for Environmentally Friendly Design and Decoration

by Elizabeth Wilhide, Quadrille (Publisher)
Jones-Johnson Residence
The world stands on the brink of an environmental crisis and the scale of the problem is daunting. But if everyone played their part, the cumulative benefit to the environment would be far-reaching. And where better to start than in our own homes? A must-have reference book with the most up-to-date information, plus inspirational photographs, "Eco "proves that sustainability in the home is both achievable and beautiful. In the first part, Design, Elizabeth Wilhide focuses on the fundamentals to be considered, whether you are planning home improvements or building a house from scratch. These include siting, construction, energy efficiency, water and waste, gardening, and landscaping. Fifteen case studies demonstrate how architects from around the world have tackled these issues and succeeded in creating sustainable yet aspirational, liveable homes. The second part, Surfaces and Finishes, provides an illustrated directory of the materials and surface finishes that are available to the eco-conscious homeowner, ranging from wood, bamboo, paper, and natural fibers to stone, linoleum, glass, metal, recycled plastic, and concrete. Finally, In Practice offers strategies for eco-living that deliver maximum benefit with minimal changes of lifestyle. These are strategies--reducing consumption, repairing rather than replacing, recycling wherever possible--that everyone can adopt, whatever sort of home you live in. Whether you follow "Eco" to the letter or adopt a more piecemeal approach, you can relax in the knowledge that every little bit counts. You will enjoy lower fuel bills and fewer allergy-related illnesses, but above all, you will be helping to make the world a healthierplace for future generations. Jones-Johnson Residence
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 20 – Fall 2020

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Scorpion House
Scorpion House Pg 98-101 Eddie Jones/ Scorpion House, Jones Studio Tenth Anniversary Edition ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Hot Dirt, Cool Straw: Nature Friendly Houses For 21st (Twenty-First) Century Living

by Nora Richter Greer (Author), Dennis Wedlick (Author), James Grayson Trulove (Author), Hearst Book Intl (Publisher)
Jones-Johnson Residence Low Compound
Each of these 24 U.S. houses is accompanied by location, architect, architectural plans, several color photos, and a color key indicating whether the house was a) integrated into the landscape, b) used sustainable/replenishable building materials, or c) employed energy-efficient methods. More often than not, the brief descriptions and large photographs are more concerned with site placement and floor plans than ecological building supplies and energy systems, a volume more for the architectural firm coffee table than the building supplier's office. No index, bibliography, or notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design

by Nora Burba Trulsson (Author), Suzi Moore McGregor (Author), Terrence Moore (Photographer), Chronicle Books (Publisher)
Low Compound
For those who want a beautiful home that also reflects an environmentally conscious lifestyle, the 22 residences featured in Living Homes prove that it's possible to have the best of both worlds. In this lushly photo-graphed book, authors Suzi Moore McGregor and Nora Burba Trulsson take readers on a visual tour of stunning earthen homes. They explore a rammed earth neighborhood, a two-story Victorian-style straw bale house, and a recycled concrete coastal retreat, among other alternative living spaces. Meet the architects and owners, read their stories, learn what inspired them, and explore their beautiful gardens and d cor. Terrence Moore's striking photographs capture the exquisite interiors and exteriors and showcase the picturesque landscapes that create such magnificent backdrops. With profiles of adobe, rammed earth, straw bale, and reinvented materials in both their historical and contemporary applications, Living Homes is a visual inspiration and vital guide to sustainable architecture and alternative materials. The Low Compound
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Arizona Residential Architects (ARA) 22 – Fall 2021

Nick Tsontakis, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC (Publisher)
Charles Drive House
Charles Drive House Pg 104-109 Eddie Jones/ Charles Drive House, Jones Studio ARA is a ground breaking community of design professionals. Our purpose is to support and inspire quality design work with the most influential and talented professionals and Industry Partners in our state. ARA produces a high-quality bi-annual print publication that is distributed throughout the state of Arizona.
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Green Architecture (Architecture & Design)

by James Wines (Author), Taschen (Publisher)
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When is a house ecological? Does the use of natural materials and solar cells on the roof make a building an example of ""green"" architecture? Perhaps even Antoni Gaud and Frank Lloyd Wright designed ""greener"" buildings than most contemporary architects, whose low-energy houses scarcely differ outwardly from traditional ones. James Wines puts up the various - and often irreconcilable - concepts of environmentally-friendly architecture for discussion, making a case for an architecture that not only focuses on technological solutions, but also tries to reconcile man and nature in its formal idiom. Among the examples of contemporary ecological architecture presented are works by Emilio Ambasz, Gustav Peichl, Arthur Quarmby, Jean Nouvel, Sim Van der Ryn, Jourda and Perraudin, Log ID, James Cutler, Stanley Saitowitz, Franois Roche, Nigel Coates and Michael Sorkin. APS Environmental Showcase Home
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The American Institute of Architects Guide to Dallas Architecture (1999 ed)

by the American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter (Author), Larry Paul Fuller (Editor), McGraw-Hill (Publisher)
River Legacy Parks Living Science Center
The essential guide to Dallas Architecture This is a guide to the man-made structures, gardens, parks, outdoor sculpture, and other features that make up the physical environment of the greater Dallas metropolitan region. Utilizing a topographic format, each chapter presents a geographic sector of the region, introduced by a short essay on the history, development, and current character of that district, and a map that locates the building sites. River Legacy Parks Living Science Center
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The “White Book”, 2019 (Design Excellence Monograph Library)

U.S. General Services Administration (Publisher)
Mariposa Land Port of Entry
The Design Excellence Program has produces a set of award-winning publications and monographs. These publications are available on the website as part of a sustainable initiative. If you need a hard copy of one of the documents listed, please contact the Design Excellence Program using the contact information on the right. Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Arizona (3/1/2019)

SUSTAINABLE HOMES, 2009 edition

by Pilar Chueca, Links Books (Publisher)
Jones-Johnson Residence
Sustainability is the future of architecture. Here are the newest cutting-edge ideas in sustainable residential architecture in the United States, all featured in hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations. The emphasis is on innovative ideas, new techniques, and more efficient energy systems. Unconventional building materials such as bamboo, paper, and even bottles and tires are just a few of the examples of American ingenuity showcased here Jones Studio, Inc. - Jones-Johnson Residence pg 230
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Earth Architecture

by Ronald Rael, Princeton Architectural Press 2008 (Publisher)
Low Compound
Dirt—as in clay gravel sand silt soil loam mud—is everywhere and it's free. The ground we walk on and grow crops in also just happens to be the most widely used building material on the planet. Civilizations throughout time have used it to create stable warm low-impact structures. The world's first skyscrapers were built of mud brick. Paul Revere Chairman Mao and Ronald Reagan all lived in earth houses at various points in their lives and several of the buildings housing Donald Judd's priceless collection at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa Texas are made of mud brick. Currently it is estimated that one half of the world's population—approximately three billion people on six continents—lives or works in buildings constructed of earth. And while the vast legacy of traditional and vernacular earthen construction has been widely discussed little attention has been paid to the contemporary tradition of earth architecture. Author Ronald Rael founder of Eartharchitecture.org provides a history of building with earth in the modern era focusing particularly on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth mud brick compressed earth cob and several other interesting techniques. Earth Architecture presents a selection of more than 40 projects that exemplify new creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet. Rael's engaging narrative addresses the misconceptions associated with earth architecture. Many assume that it's only used for housing in poor rural areas—but there are examples of airports embassies hospitals museums and factories that are made of earth. It's also assumed that earth is a fragile ephemeral material while in reality some of the oldest extant buildings on the planet are made of earth. Rael also touches on many topics that pervade both architecture and popular media today such as the ecological benefits and the politics of building with earth particularly in developing nations where earth buildings are often thought of as pre-modern or backward. With engaging discussion and more than 300 images Earth Architecture showcases the beauty and simplicity of one of humankind's most evolved and sophisticated building technologies. Low Compound Jones Studio
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Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture

by Kiel Moe (Author), Reaktion Books 2008 (Publisher)
UofA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Listen in on any conversation about architecture these days and you will almost certainly hear the buzzword of early-twenty-first century building—sustainability. But just how sustainable must a building be to earn that sought-after designation? How must architects reconsider the entire design process to achieve this important goal? Taking sustainability to the next level, the emerging practice of integrated design provides the strategies to achieve high performance, low energy, and cost-effectiveness, through careful ground-up consideration of how the program, siting, design, materials, systems, and products of a building connect, interact, and affect one another. This approach eschews specialists working in isolation in favor of solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts. Integrated Design in Contemporary Architecture takes a comprehensive look at projects that exemplify current approaches to this exciting new field. From museums to residences, from office buildings to universities and yoga centers, this book showcases twenty-eight examples of integrated design that cut across building types, budgets, climates, and locales. Drawings, diagrams, and photographs illustrate how the many disciplines involved in the building process work together to create sustainable spaces that acknowledge architecture's critical role in our shared global community, economy, and ecosystem. University of Arizona, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Tucson, AZ- Jones Studio page 148
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USA Modern Architectures in History

by Gwendolyn Wright (Author), Princeton Architectural Press 2008 (Publisher)
APS Environmental Showcase Home
From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account of this evolution from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Upending conventional arguments about the origin of American modern architecture, Wright shows that it was not a mere offshoot of European modernism brought across the Atlantic Ocean by émigrés but rather an exciting, distinctive and mutable hybrid. USA traces a history that spans from early skyscrapers and suburbs in the aftermath of the American Civil War up to the museums, schools and ‘green architecture’ of today. Wright takes account of diverse interests that affected design, ranging from politicians and developers to ambitious immigrants and middle-class citizens. Famous and lesser-known buildings across America come together--model dwellings for German workers in rural Massachusetts, New York’s Rockefeller Center, Cincinnati’s Carew Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in the Arizona desert, the University of Miami campus, the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Plant, and the Corning Museum of Glass, among others--to show an extraordinary range of innovation. Ultimately, Wright reframes the history of American architecture as one of constantly evolving and volatile sensibilities, engaged with commerce, attuned to new media, exploring multiple concepts of freedom. The chapters are organized to show how changes in work life, home life and public life affected architecture--and vice versa. This book provides essential background for contemporary debates about affordable and luxury housing, avant-garde experiments, local identities, inspiring infrastructure and sustainable design. A clear, concise and richly illustrated account of modern American architecture, this timely book will be essential for all those who wonder about the remarkable legacy of American modernity in its most potent cultural expression. APS Environmental Showcase Home
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Off The Grid Homes: Case Studies for Sunstainable Living

by Lori Ryker (Author), Audrey Hall (Photographer), Princeton Architectural Press 2008 (Publisher)
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Off the Grid Homes Case Studies for Sustainable Living Lori Ryker Photographs by Audrey Hall Off the Grid Homes looks at six contemporary architectural projects that integrate alternative technologies for generating and conserving energy. Being off the grid can refer to many different aspects of energy and resource independence, from rainwater collection, to photovoltaic (PV) systems, to gray-water systems and more. Diagrams and clear explanations of technologies and their appropriate applications are provided alongside the case studies that explain just how the technologies work and how they may best be applied to each individual situation. Facts about living Off the Grid: More than 180,000 American homeowners live off the grid,; each year the national number grows by about 33 percent. Most states offer tax breaks and financial incentives for people who live off the grid. A recent study found that after 15 years, an increase in America's alternative-energy investment would create almost 150,000 jobs, increase wages nearly $7 billion, reduce carbon-dioxide emissions roughly 30 percent and save close to $30 billion in electric and gas bills. APS Environmental Showcase Home
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