- Friday, December 01, 2017
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center (Harris Hall 101)
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Professor Wes Jones will lecture on "The Idea of Architecture" on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 1 pm in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center. Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture, a California-based architectural practice founded in 1993. While Design Partner at HHPJ, 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 Jones and J,P:A has been featured in countless publications and exhibitions, and can be found in the permanent collections of most leading design museums, including SFMoMA, CCA, and FrAC. Princeton Architectural Press has published two monographs on his work, Instrumental Form and El Segundo, and plans are underway for a current volume, to be titled Alameda. The LA Forum has published Meet the Nelsons, a collection of the Jones’ cartoons from ANY magazine, and in the summer Actar will be releasing SouperGREEN, an analysis through design of current environmental sensibilities in architecture by the firm and its alumni. A recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture, and Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of the Arts and Letters, Jones was recently named one of the 30 Most Admired Educators in the country in the Design Intelligence Survey of Architectural Education. Jones has written and lectured internationally on technology and the work of the firm, and has taught in the schools of Architecture at Harvard, Princeton, IIT, Columbia, UCLA, the Ohio State University, SCI-Arc and now USC. Most recently he held the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto, and Howard Friedman Professor of Practice at UC Berkeley. Jones is licensed as an architect in California, Oregon and New York Lectures are free and open to the public. They are located in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, on the University Park campus. No reservations are required. Parking is available on campus at the Downey Way entrance off Vermont Ave. at 36th Place.