Wes Jones, FAAR
Professor of Practice
AB with Highest Honors, University of California, Berkeley M.Arch with Distinction, Harvard GSD
Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture, a California-based architectural practice founded in 1993. His technologically inspired designs for completed buildings and theoretical projects have 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 Actar recently released 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 has been 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.
- 599Philosophy of TechnologyPhilosophy of Technology
This course provides a broad, general historical survey of the philosophy of technology, using Martin Heidegger’s seminal lecture, “The Question Concerning Technology,” as an inspiration and guide. Examining the ways in which technology has been addressed through time by different philosophical and critical traditions, from pre-Socratic discussions of techne to Deleuze’s machinic delirium, this course charts the progress of the human relationship with technology and the nature it mediates. While primarily concerned with philosophical developments, this course will index the evolution of such thinking to the state of technology and architecture at the time, emphasizing issues of particular importance for architects.
- 605aLGraduate Architecture Design II - IntegrationGraduate Architecture Design II - Integration
Basic principles of structural (seismic/wind and gravity), HVAC, building envelope, access/egress, building service systems; and sustainable strategies are critical to the proper execution of performative goals. The integration of building systems will be delineated to demonstrate the tectonic viability a design solution.
- 793aLArchitecture Directed Design Research Option IArchitecture Directed Design Research Option IDirected Design Research option for graduate level architecture degree. Credit on acceptance of research project. Graded IP/CR/NC.
- 793bLArchitecture Directed Design Research Option IArchitecture Directed Design Research Option I
Directed Design Research option for graduate level architecture degree. Credit on acceptance of research project. Graded IP/CR/NC.
- 795aLArchitecture Thesis Option IIArchitecture Thesis Option IIThesis option for graduate level architecture degree. Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.
- 795bLArchitecture Thesis Option IIArchitecture Thesis Option IIThesis option for graduate level architecture degree. Credit on acceptance of research project. Graded IP/CR/NC.