Discussions in Architecture:
Wes Jones with Preston Scott Cohen
Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture, a California-based architectural practice founded in 1993. Previously Jones had been the Design Partner at HHPJ, where his technologically inspired designs for completed buildings and theoretical projects received acclaim for their critical engagement with the contemporary cultural scene and their disciplinary sophistication. His eight Progressive Architecture Design Awards include recognition for the Astronauts' Memorial at Kennedy Space Center and the $180M South Campus Chiller Plant for UCLA. The work of J,P:A and HHPJ has been featured in many publications and exhibited widely. A recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, Jones has lectured internationally on technology and the work of the firm, and has taught in the schools of Architecture at Harvard, Princeton, IIT, Columbia, UCLA, UC Berkeley, the Ohio State University, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Jones received the AB with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley in 1980, and the MArch with Distinction from the HGSD in 1983. In the fall of 2007 Princeton Architectural Press published their second monograph of his work, covering the period from 1998 to date, titled El Segundo.