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A. Quincy Jones (1913-1979)

Archibald Quincy Jones was perhaps the most prolific and influential architect and educator in southern California during the second half of the 20th century.

A modern architect in the Case Study House Program and former Dean of the School of Architecture at USC, his built work (residential, academic, and institutional) endures as a reflection of his mastery of human habitation.

Ruth Weisberg wrote of Jones in Issue Number 41 of Process: Architecture, "A. Quincy Jones's place in architecture is assured by the humanism and beauty of his buildings, their environmental responsiveness, and the enduring significance of the reforms he set in motion."

Esther McCoy wrote in her tribute to A.Q. after his death, "He was bounded kinetically to many of his buildings: they were designed by someone who walked them as he drew them." -John Berley

Selected Works:


A Q Jones Office, (1955) West Los Angeles

Offices and studio for the practice of A.Q. Jones and Frederick E. Emmons

 

 

Model 111X, (1946) Los Angeles

With Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini, these houses set the standard for excellence in post-war tract home design

 

 

Pilot House, (1946) Los Angeles

Dramatic views from this beautifully sited and scaled tract home

 

 

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A Quincy Jones by SAH/SCC member Cory Buckner, Phaidon, 2007

Additional Resources :

USC School of Architecture

 
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