Eddie and his brother and business partner, Neal, were raised in the oil fields of Oklahoma. From a very early age the two brothers aspired to be architects and share a studio. Eddie moved to Arizona in 1973 after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University. He founded Jones Studio on June 8, 1979, three months before his 30th birthday. It was not until years later, he realized he had begun his solo professional career on the birthday of his two major heroes…Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruce Goff.
Jones Studio is a mid-sized architecture, interior design, public art and planning firm based in Phoenix, with a strong reputation for designing beautiful and resilient buildings.
As a result of Eddie’s persistence of innovation, Jones Studio’s designs have garnered such accolades as:
AIA National Honor Award
31 AIA Arizona Design Awards
19 AIA Western Mountain Region Design Awards
US General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program Honor Award
AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) “Best Examples of Environmentally Responsible Design” Award
Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Hall of Fame honoree
Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Melvin R. Lohmann Medal
Externally, and perhaps more significantly, Eddie has served on numerous design juries, academically, professionally, and communally, enriching the connection between education, community, and architecture. He has also served on numerous professional boards and committees designed to positively enact policies that directly affect architects. Furthermore, Eddie has served on numerous civic and academic boards and committees designed to advance the quality of architecture in the community.
Eddie is the 2018 recipient of AIA Arizona’s Architect’s Medal—the highest honor an individual practitioner or architect can receive. In 2007 Eddie was appointed to the GSA Design Excellence Peer Review. He was named to the Founding Governors – The School of Architecture at Taliesin in 2017, and is very active in Arizona Forward, Arizona’s premier organization for promoting sustainable design. Eddie also hosts many community events at our new office building, completed in 2016—a model of sustainability in a desert environment.