In the 1960s, people had become aware that many post-World War II performance spaces had achieved recognition for architectural design while limiting or even failing the performers, designers and technical staff the new facilities were meant to serve. In an attempt to build performing arts venues that "worked", owners sought the expertise of active professional artists to assist their architects in design.
When Jones & Phillips Associates was formed in 1974, founding partners Ted Jones & Van Phillips brought their extensive real production experience in Theatre, Opera, Ballet, Dance, Instrumental Music, Television and Film together to assist architects in designing and equipping facilities for those art forms. Both partners saw performance venues and their features as a platform to support performance, and believed that form could follow function to achieve quality architectural design while providing venues that also served the arts in production.
Over the years as the staff has expanded and the types of projects have become more varied to include all types of public assembly structures such as amphitheatres,arenas, convention centers, and religious facilities, the founding principle of hiring staff with real world event experience has remained a constant for Jones & Phillips Associates, Inc
While individual experience of each staff member may be reviewed in our designers , the logos of the professional organizations shown below illustrate the wide range of experience and knowledge found among the staff of Jones & Phillips Associates, Inc.