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.

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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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 (
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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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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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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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Jones Studio Houses: Sensual Modernism

by Oscar Riera Ojeda (Editor), Vladimir Belogolovsky (Interviewer), Aaron Betsky (Introduction), Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers (Publisher)
Jones Studio Houses: Sensual Modernism
“JONES STUDIO HOUSES Sensual Modernism” is a self-imposed limited look at the 40-year-plus career of Eddie Jones. Almost unheard of outside the southwest United States, Jones has quietly accumulated a body of work ranging beyond residential design to include major federal projects impacting the edges of America... to be featured in a soon to be published monograph! Supported by Aaron Betsky’s insightful forward, plus an enlightening interview with Vladimir Belogolovsky, and comments from many of his famous colleagues, Jones summarizes his lifelong dance with architecture through the personal stories embedded in each house. Refusing to repeat himself, the work tests the reality of gravity on a diverse spectrum of interpretive vernacular responses to climate, landscape and function. Although designed by the same hand, the forms vary as much as the choice of materials. Rammed earth, concrete, wood and metal are explored together and separately yet remain subordinate to Jones’ fascination with glass. Utilizing photographs, hand-drawings and first-person accounts, the motivations and joy of being an architect are expressed by an exceptional whole informed by many ordinary parts.
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Power / Architecture

by Jorge Carvalho (Editor), Ricardo Carvalho (Editor), Pedro Bandeira (Editor), Lars Müller Publishers
Mariposa Land Port of Entry
Power and architecture are fundamental to the question of how contemporary society and architecture work together. Since power lacks a comprehensive logic, coherence and instrumentalization capability, the question refers both to the autonomous powers of the architectural forms and to a set of external powers represented through architecture. The presented series of projects based on current and extreme syntheses of comprehensive and complex world views enables mapping a network of powers that align, intersect, inflect and diverge from each other: collective power, ordaining power, economic power, technological power, ritual power, cultural power, media power and domestic power. The issue of counter power is then discussed against this background. Through eight essays by contributors, along with images, drawings and documents, the book renders visible a set of entities, informal conventions, stakeholders and means involved in the creation of architecture; that is, the dynamics of the collective that ceaselessly tests the architectural composition of the common world. With selected projects by Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Eduardo Souto de Moura and many more. Visual Dossier - Reulatory Power - Mariposa Land Port of Entry, Nogales, Arizona, USA (2014) /Jones Studio
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Architectural Acoustics Handbook

by Ning Xiang (Editor), J. Ross Publishing
South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center
This full-color book contains the state-of-the-art knowledge and latest trends and developments in architectural acoustics research. This reference will play a fundamental role in the sustainable progress of architectural acoustics research and practical applications. World-renowned experts in the field from both the research and consulting communities contributed to the 15 chapters covering a wide range of sub-fields including computational modeling, noise, vibration controls, and environmental acoustics in the built environment and around buildings. With information not found anywhere else, this handbook is geared for architectural acoustics research, education in academia, and practical applications among acoustics consultants and industry engineers. It is divided into two Parts: Architectural Acoustics Essentials and Architectural Acoustics Practice.


U.S. General Services Administration (Publisher)
Mariposa Land Port of Entry
Vision+Voice4 is the next volume in Design Excellence's Vision+Voice. For this series, the program interviews leaders in private industry about GSA's commitment to preserving and creating public landmarks; the publications feature the best conversations from the Design Excellence archive. Vision+Voice4 focuses on the role of sustainability in federal buildings, surveying both the history and next generation of green design and construction. Vision + Voice4 - Chapter 4: Land Port of Entry and Sustainability

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)


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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