EDWARD JONES AA DIP(HONS) RIBA
Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae
Edward Jones graduated from the Architectural Association School in 1963 and since 1973 has been a principal in private practice. He won first prize in 1972 with Jeremy Dixon in an international competition for Northamptonshire County Offices. In 1983 he won first prize in an international competition for Mississauga City Hall, Canada and the completed scheme won the Governor-General's Award in 1990.
He is now in partnership again with Jeremy Dixon. They are working on commissions for the Royal Opera House, an extension to the National Portrait Gallery and a new business school for Oxford University. Recently completed schemes include a study centre and student housing for Darwin College, Cambridge, student housing for the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, a new science building for Portsmouth University and a superstore for J Sainsbury Plc in Plymouth.
At the 1991 Venice Biennale their entry for an open international competition 'A Gateway for Venice' won first prize. The scheme has been the subject of exhibitions in London and Venice, the latter funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The practice has won RIBA Regional Awards for the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds 1993, the Square and Round Residential Towers for the Robert Gordon University 1994, the Study Centre for Darwin College, Cambridge 1994 and the superstore for J Sainsbury Plc, Plymouth in 1995.
Edward Jones' work has been widely published and exhibited - he represented Britain at the 1980 Venice Biennale. From 1975-82 he was senior tutor at the Royal College of Art. Since the mid-1980s he has been a visiting professor at various universities in North America including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Rice, and in Italy. He is currently an external examiner for the RIBA and various architectural schools in the UK and abroad. He served on the RIBA Gold Medal Jury in 1993 and 1994, and is on the Architectural Association Council.
His book, a comprehensive 'Guide to the Architecture of London', was written with Christopher Woodward and published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in 1983; revised editions were published in 1992 and 1995.