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 with Jeremy Dixon once again, working on commissions for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Henry Moore Foundation, Darwin College, Cambridge, the University of Portsmouth, the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, J Sainsbury Plc and the National Portrait Gallery.
Recent entries for limited competitions included visitors' centres at Stonehenge for English Heritage, and at Ickworth for the National Trust, the inner courtyard of the British Museum, the regeneration of Croydon following invitations from the Architecture Foundation, a large housing development at St Mary's Island, Chatham and the preparation of a master plan for the South Bank.
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 recently won RIBA Regional Awards for the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds 1993, the Square and Round Residential Towers for the Robert Gordon University 1994 and for the Study Centre for Darwin College, Cambridge 1994
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. Presently he 5 an external examiner for the RIBA and at various architectural schools in the UK and abroad, 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, a revised edition was published early in 1992.