A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living
For the Hammer's presentation of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. we will present the first major museum career survey of the Los Angeles-based architect A. Quincy Jones.
A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living will be on view May 25–September 8, 2013.
A quiet modernist and dedicated architecture professor at the University of Southern California, Jones worked to bring a high standard of design to the growing middle class by reconsidering and refining postwar housing and emphasizing cost-effective, innovative, and sustainable building methods. In addition, Jones is among the first architects of this period to view developments as an opportunity to build community through shared green spaces, varied home models, and non-grid site planning. Jones is credited with over 5,000 built projects, most of which still exist today, as the clients and homeowners shared Jones’s compassion for ‘better living.’ Known by architects for designing from the inside out, Jones’s homes and buildings are celebrated for expansive interior spaces, thoughtful and efficient building layouts, and a reverence for the outdoors, which still resonates in contemporary design today.