This lecture is sponsored by the Howard A. Friedman Endowment Fund.
Wes Jones is a partner in Jones, Partners: Architecture, a California-based architectural practice founded in 1993. Previously, Jones had been the Design Partner at HHPJ in San Francisco, where his technologically inspired designs for completed buildings and theoretical projects received acclaim for their critical engagement with the contemporary cultural scene and their disciplinary sophistication. His eight Progressive Architecture Design Awards include recognition for the Astronauts' Memorial at Kennedy Space Center and the $180M South Campus Chiller Plant for UCLA.
Los Angeles architect Eric Kahn, formerly of COA (Central Office of Architecture), is now a partner with Russell Thomsen at IO (IDEA Office). Since 1987, their work has sought to engage a range of issues, from architecture and urbanism to technology and design. Their recent work includes the donor wall for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the lobby of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the winning entry in the Dead Malls Competition, a new student services building at Los Angeles Community College, the VPM prototype for the Dwell Home Invitational, and a series of compelling single family houses in Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo.
Gary Paige is a principal of Gary Paige / Studio [GP/S], a Los Angeles-based multi-disciplinary design firm engaged in projects ranging from architecture and urbanism to furniture and graphic design. Since its inception in 1985, the studio has sought to explore the terrain that fuses the pragmatic with the poetic and the material with the atmospheric.