Victor Jones

Design Critic in Architecture

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Victor Jones is a principal and founding partner of the Los Angeles-based design practice fièvre + jones. His creative and intellectual work stands at the intersection of architecture, community engagement, and the urban experience.

fièvre + jones’s socially based projects frame questions of environmental equity, belonging, and the right to the city through the lens of infrastructure. Accordingly, the practice targets design opportunities in underserved communities who suffer from either the absence of sufficient infrastructure or whose surroundings are blighted by their domineering presence. fièvre + jones posits infrastructure as a “space-making” device as opposed to one that is “space-taking” to address an escalating set of architectural challenges that are at once environmental and social. Projects include a proposal for art-based support facilities near the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, programmatic amenities for the organization Watts House Project and artist studios/residences at the Tekrema Center for the Arts in New Orleans.

Victor is the author of A Distant Bridge | Un pont à part (MétisPresses, 2016), (IN)FORMAL L.A.: The Space of Politics (eVolo Press, 2014), and the book chapter “New Orleans – Ecological Urbanism” in Shaping the City: Studies in History, Theory, and Urban Design (Routledge, 2013). Victor has published essays and articles in Architect Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, Baumeister, Domus, Harvard Design Magazine, Log, and TOPOS.

Currently Graduate Director and Assistant Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic State University Pomona, Victor has taught design studios and seminars at Tulane University, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. He has been an invited juror at Harvard, Princeton, Rice, MIT, UCLA, SCI-Arc, and the Architectural League of New York.

He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He lives and works in Los Angeles with his partner Alain Fièvre.

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Publications

  • America

    Mark Lee, Jerold S. Kayden, Jennifer Bonner, K. Michael Hays, Michael Meredith, Edward Eigen, Mack Scogin, Max Kuo, Sharon Johnston, Maurice Cox, Rahul Mehrotra, Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Sean Canty, Michael Van Valkenburgh and Victor Jones

    February 2021

  • (IN)formal LA: The Space of Politics

    Edited by Victor Jones

    January 2014