Male, US, born 04/29/1913, died 08/03/1979

Associated with the firms network

Jones and Emmons, Architects; Jones, A. Quincy, Architects; Smith, Jones and Contini, Associated Architects

Professional History

Draftsman, Douglas Honnold, 1936-1937; Designer, Burton Schutt, 1937-1939; Designer, Paul R. Williams, 1939-1940; Allied Engineers, 1940-1942; Lieutenant Commander, United States Naval Reserve (UNR), 1942- ; Principal, A. Qunicy Jones, Architects, 1945-1950; Partner, A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons, 1951-1969.

Registered Architect, AZ, CA, TX (1956); Visiting Critic/Lecturer, University of Southern California, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 1952-1960s; in 1955, or so, Jones taught 5th Year Design. Dean, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, School of Architecture, 1975-1979. Member, American Institute of Architects, Southern California Chapter, 1947-1979.

Jones lectured at Saint Louis University in 1954;

Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1960;


B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1931-1936;

Awarded Alpha Rho Chi Medal, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Tau Sigma Delta, Arch. Honorary; First Honor Award National American Institute of Architects (AIA), house, San Diego, CA, 1950; Honor Award, Southern California AIA and Award of Merit, National AIA, Mutual Housing, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA, 1951; Distinguished Honor Award, Southern California AIA, Girls'Camp, Los Angeles, CA, 1951; Award of Merit, National AIA, Saint Matthew's Church, CA, 1955;


Jones was born in Kansas City, MO, and moved to Seattle, WA, where he attended the University of Washington from 1931-1936. He relocated to Los Angeles, CA, in 1936, and worked there for most of his life. He died in Los Angeles at the age of 66; his last residence was at 10300 Santa Monica Boulevard, otherwise known as "The Barn."

A. Quincy Jones married Elaine Kollins Sewell Jones (1917-2010); she was offered honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects for her public relations work for her husband and other architects. She attended Oregon State College in Corvallis, OR, and did one year of graduate work at Michigan State University. Thereafter she undertook a busy career as a public relations consultant. She graciously entertained people at her residence, The Barn, on Santa Monica Boulevard, and encouraged young people interested in the arts, particularly architecture. She died at age 92 in 2010. Donations were encouraged in her name to the A. Quincy Jones Memorial Scholarship/USC at the USC School of Architecture, Watt Hall 204, Los Angeles 90089-0291. At her death, she was survived by her brother, Charles J. Kollins, three step-children (those of A. Quincy Jones), and three nieces.

Jones had three children.

SSN: 565-14-7220.

Associated Locations

  • Kansas City, MO (Architect's Birth)
    Kansas City, MO

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PCAD id: 303

901 Airole Way, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1964-1965
Brastoff, Sascha, Ceramics Factory, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Brody House, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Building Contractors' Association Building, Pomona, CA1954PomonaCA
Colony Park Housing Tract
Daphne, Nicholas P., Funeral Home, Mint Hill, San Francisco, CA 1952-1953San FranciscoCA
Eichler Homes Incorporated, House, Palo Alto, CAPalo AltoCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, 1843 North Woodside Street House, Orange, CAOrangeCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, 602 East Briardale Avenue House, Orange, CAFairmeadows, OrangeCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, Greenmeadow Housing Tract, Palo Alto, CA1954-1955Palo AltoCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, Terra Linda Housing Tract, San Rafael, CA1955-1956San RafaelCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, X-100 Prototype House, Highlands-Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA1956San MateoCA
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Saint Matthew's Church #2, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA 1954Los AngelesCA
Estates Oceanside Housing Development, San Luis Rey, CASan Luis ReyCA
Fairmeadow Housing Tract, Palo Alto, CA1953Palo AltoCA
Fareed, Omar, House, Los Angeles, CA1949
Girls' Camp, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
HOME NBC Television Program Model House Project
Huberland House, Encino, Los Angeles, CA1954Los AngelesCA
Hugheston Meadows Housing Tract
Hvistendahl, H.C., House, San Diego, CA1949San DiegoCA
Jones and Emmons Architectural Office, Los Angeles, CA1955
Jones, Archibald Quincy, House #3, Westwood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Kalmick House, Crestwood Hills, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1950Los AngelesCA
King Cole Market and Shopping Center, Whittier, CA1950WhittierCA
Ladera Housing Community, Ladera, CA1945-1946
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Campbell High School, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA1951Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Clover Avenue School, Los Angeles, CA1954Los AngelesCA
Murphy Buick Showroom and Garage, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA1949Culver CityCA
Mutual Housing Association Houses, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1947-1951Los AngelesCA
Mutual Housing Association, Jones, Archibald, and Elaine, Quincy, House #2, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1955Los AngelesCA
Mutual Housing Association, Office, Crestwood Hills, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
Nordlinger HouseLos AngelesCA
Northwest House
Pabco Linoleum Plant, NJ1948-1949Unidentified city in NJNJ
Palm Springs Tennis Club, Palm Springs, CA1948Palm SpringsCA
Palos Verdes Library District, Peninsula Center Branch, Palos Verdes Estates, CAPalos Verdes EstatesCA
Pardee-Phillips Housing Tract, Pacific Palisades, CALos AngelesCA
Romanoff's on the Rocks Restaurant, Palm Springs, CAPalm SpringsCA
San Pedro Community Hospital, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA1958-1960Los AngelesCA
Schneidman House, Crestwood Hills, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1950Los AngelesCA
Shorecliff Tower Apartments, Santa Monica, CA1963Santa MonicaCA
Southdown Estates Houses, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA1952Los AngelesCA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Young, Charles, Research Library (YRL), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1964Los AngelesCA
West Wilshire Swimming Pool, Los Angeles1955Los AngelesCA
Winans ApartmentsLos AngelesCA
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