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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” […]
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 […]
A. Hays Town was a renowned and legendary southern Architect from Baton Rouge, LA. He also just happened to be the man who gave me my first job in architecture and would become my friend and professional mentor. My office was next door to his and we would often work late into the night, as […]