Jones, A. Quincy (Archie Quincy), 1913-1979

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Birth 1913
Death 1979
Americans

Biographical notes:

Archibald Quincy Jones was born in Kansas City, MO, Apr. 29, 1913; BA Architecture, Univ. of WA, 1936; in 1945, he established a private architectural practice that continued throughout his life; partner with Frederick E. Emmons, 1951-69; Jones served as visiting professor and fifth year design critic (1950-78) and dean (1975-78) at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at USC; served as visiting design critic and lecturer at a number of US academic institutions; he initiated design for perforated curved beam for steel construction, 1956; from 1953-72, he worked on special and innovative projects including US Gypsum, US Steel Corp., and the US Dept. of Defense; he lectured and participated in seminars and panels all over the world and was involved in public committees concerned with architecture and planning; Jones was an active participant in national and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); he was the winner of numerous awards, including the National AIA's First Honor Award in 1950; his credits include: Mutual Housing Assoc. Development, LA (1950), Biological Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara (1959), Faculty Center, USC (1960), University Research Library, UCLA (1971), Annenberg School of Communications, USC (1976, 79); he died in Los Angeles, Aug. 3, 1979.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1979. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39213478

Biography

Archibald Quincy Jones was born in Kansas City, MO, Apr. 29, 1913; BA Architecture, University of Washington, 1936; in 1945, he established a private architectural practice that continued throughout his life; partner with Frederick E. Emmons, 1951-69; Jones served as visiting professor and fifth year design critic (1950-78) and dean (1975-78) at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at USC; served as visiting design critic and lecturer at a number of U.S. academic institutions; he initiated design for perforated curved beam for steel construction, 1956; from 1953-72, he worked on special and innovative projects including U.S. Gypsum, U.S. Steel Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Defense; he lectured and participated in seminars and panels all over the world and was involved in public committees concerned with architecture and planning; Jones was an active participant in national and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); he was the winner of numerous awards, including the National AIA's First Honor Award in 1950; his credits include: Mutual Housing Association Development, Los Angeles (1950), Biological Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara (1959), Faculty Center, USC (1960), University Research Library, UCLA (1971), Annenberg School of Communications, USC (1976, 79); he died in Los Angeles, August 3, 1979.

From the guide to the A. Quincy Jones papers, 1942-1979, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Architecture--Designs and plans
  • Architects,--California, Southern--Archival resources
  • Architecture--Designs and plans--Presentation drawings
  • Real property
  • Architects--Archival resources
  • Mills and mill-work

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  • Maine (as recorded)
  • California, Southern (as recorded)