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.

STRIVE: Jones Studio Adventures in Architecture

by Oscar Riera Ojeda (Editor), Marilu Knode (Introduction), Marlon Blackwell (Foreword)
STRIVE: Jones Studio Adventures in Architecture

STRIVE explores Jones Studio’s four decades of work bringing inventive design to our built environment. The firm samples from ancient global architecture and the pragmatics of the American School, from the realities of today’s climate change to nature’s healing truths, to create a unique modernism of place. Nature is a primary partner and collaborator in Jones Studio’s work. Firm founder Eddie Jones, brother Neal Jones and partners Brian Farling and Jacob Benyi express the preciousness of water and light in the Sonoran Desert and beyond. Water performs, literally and figuratively, across Jones Studio’s projects, bringing interior and exterior “desert gardens” to life.

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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)
APS Environmental Showcase Home
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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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)
APS Environmental Showcase Home
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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Strategies for Sustainable Architecture

by Paola Sassi (Author), Taylor & Francis Group (Publisher)
APS Environmental Showcase Home
Filling a gap in existing literature on sustainable design, this new guide introduces and illustrates sustainable design principles through detailed case studies of sustainable buildings in Europe, North America and Australia. The guide will provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the design issues involved in delivering sustainable buildings, and giving detailed description of the process of integrating principles into practice. Approximately one hundred case studies of sixty buildings, ranging from small dwellings to large commercial buildings, and drawn from a range of countries, demonstrate best current practice. The sections of the book are divided into design issues relating to sustainable development, including site and ecology, community and culture, health, materials, energy and water. With over 400 illustrations, this highly visual guide will be an invaluable reference to all those concerned with architecture and sustainability issues. APS Environmental Showcase Home
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Graphic Standards Details: Openings

by Wendy Talarico (Editor), Smith Maran Architects (Editor)
Scorpion House / Jones-Johnson Residence
From the publishers of Architectural Graphic Standards . . . a showcase of inspiring contemporary architecture Graphic Standards Details: Openings presents a new collection of elegant openings—doors, windows, and passageways—to inspire and instruct architectural designers. It features two dozen projects culled from an open competition of today's leading architects, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects; Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates; Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects; and Wilkinson Eyre Architects. This rich, visual resource offers readers the chance to examine hundreds of detailed construction drawings for a broad range of architectural scales—from residential interiors to a city gateway—including: A surprisingly beautiful chiller plant Houses that open to the elements with disappearing walls Stunning commercial entryways A rural house fabricated from recycled materials An impossibly twisting skyway bridge And more! Every project presented here includes color photographs of the completed work, a descriptive narrative, and expertly drawn details that illustrate how each was constructed. Providing inspiration and problem-solving knowledge, Graphic Standards Details: Openings is a valuable resource for architects, project managers, and designers. Scorpion House Jones-Johnson Residence
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Sustainable Homes : 26 Designs That Respect the Earth

by Trulove, James Grayson (author), HarperCollins Publishers (Publisher)
Jones-Johnson Residence Low Compound
Sustainable Homes puts to rest the stigma that "green architecture" is unattractive and unsuitable for residential architecture.For the houses shown in this volume represent design equal to or superior to most conventional houses. Each of these "eco" houses is unique. Some tread lightly on the site by nestling into the land. Others are designed to be extremely well suited to the climactic zones in which they are built. Many use materials that do no harm to the environment--materials that are recycled, salvaged, or harvested. The houses featured in Sustainable Homes are designed by today's top architects such as Obie Bowman, Fernau and Hartman, Hanrahan and Meyers, and Lake/Flato. They reveal how much the parameters of ecological design have expanded in just a few short years. Over two dozen individual houses are featured -- from locations as diverse as a Canadian cove to the Arizona desert, from Kansas plains to the Norwegian coast, from California bluffs to South Carolina wetlands -- each described through descriptions, photographs, plans, drawings, and schematics. Jones-Johnson Residence Low Compound
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