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Architecture Archives - Al Jones Architects
At 71, Jones has plenty of memories of his own with more than 40 years’ experience as a residential architect, a productive stretch as the acclaimed protégé of Time magazine-approved, Creole-inspired icon A. Hays Town, and decades as one of the more prolific and unique home designers in Baton Rouge.
Here’s the scene – myself, my lovely wife Rebecca, my 5 year old daughter and twin two year olds living in 700 square feet of space surrounded by dirt, dust, roofing nails and exposed wiring. If this sounds like a bad idea to you, you would be right. I know from personal experience having just “completed” […]
Update: We still have a few of these rare signed copies to sell, so we’re lowering the price to $1500. If you are interested, please call us at 225.925.0123 or fill out the form below. It’s fairly well known that Mr. A . Hays Town was Al Jones’ mentor. So occasionally we have folks who bring […]
In architecture, technology has changed nearly everything. The way we draw houses, the efficiency with which they are built, the manner in which they are lived in and enjoyed – all have been immeasurably changed and improved by technology.
Doors get a lot of attention at our office. We design them, test materials for them, critique them and travel the world looking for them. To us, a door is more than just a functional way for a person to enter and exit a room. It’s even more than an architectural or design element. A […]
Old-growth tidewater cypress is as beautiful as it is rare. Even if you can find it, it’s often just too darn expensive. New growth cypress, on the other hand, is readily available, significantly less expensive and when done right can look like a million dollars (or roughly the value of old-growth tidewater cypress).
There was a time when the entire Southeast of America was virtually blanked by long-leaf pine trees. After 1900, there were close to zero remaining. An ever-growing and expanding America required an abundant, durable and attractive wood for its homes, schools and buildings. Three-hundred-year-old long-leaf pines, specifically the very center of the tree (known as […]
1. Hire An Architect, Not A Name The biggest mistake you can make when hiring an architect is to make your choice based on the architect’s name instead of their work. Every architect has a particular style. Though we have great diversity in our homes at Al Jones Architect, there are common elements – elements […]