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Kevin W. Jones

  • Associate Professor of Practice

Kevin is a practicing architect whose academic pursuits lie at the intersection of teaching, practice, and community engagement, and he has worked with both urban and rural communities on a variety of community-oriented impact design projects.  His experience as a practitioner is diverse in type and scale and includes numerous adaptive reuse projects as well as housing, institutional, community, and cultural works. His design work has been recognized by the Preservation Virginia, the Urban Land Institute, and AIA Virginia, and he prefers white trace paper over yellow trace paper.

Practice-Based Pedagogies, Community Engaged Design, Adaptive Reuse, Historic Preservation, Design/Build

ARCH 4014: Integrative Design Lab
ARCH 4044/5044G: Professional Practice
ARCH 4015–4016: Architecture V
ARCH 4514: Thesis Inquiry
ARCH 4524: Thesis Documentation

Monument Ave: General Demotion / General Devotion (competition, exhibit), Jan – Dec 2019 Valentine Richmond History Center // Richmond, Va.;

Jones, K. W. (2018). An Expanded Role for Craft in the Socially Engaged Spatial Practices of Theaster Gates and Assemble. Dialectic: The Journal of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, Dialectic VI: Craft – The Art of Making Architecture.;

Jones, K. W. (2018). Territories of Feedback: Process, Project and Pedagogy in the design of a new university library in Malawi, Africa. Inflection: Journal of the Melbourne School of Design, Vol. 5: Feedback.;

Jones, K. (2018). Material Conscience as a Multivalent Instrument of Empowerment, Aspiration, and Identity for a New University Library in Malawi, Africa. In 2018 ACSA/COAM International Conference. Madrid, Spain.;

Drawing on History (competition, exhibit, finalist), June 2016 – August 2016 Branch Museum of Architecture and Design // Richmond, Va.

Outstanding Preservation Project: The Gabriella Page Preservation Award (Preservation Virginia);

New Faculty Teaching Award (A+D);

Leonard and Virginia Currie Faculty Development Award (A+D);

J. Stoeckel Design Studio Teaching Excellence Award (A+D);

NCARB Professional Practice Scholar (inaugural member);

2018 AIA Virginia Emerging Professionals Award;


M.Arch., Virginia Tech

M.S., Biochemistry, University of Georgia

B.S., Biochemistry, Virginia Tech