Jones & Phillips Associates, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Ted W. Jones and Van Phillips ; in 1978, the firm was formally incorporated, establishing offices in both Lafayette and Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to their merger, both Mr. Jones and Mr. Phillips, a member of The American Society of Theatrical Consultants (ASTC), had extensive experience in theatrical and performance architectural consultation. In 1995, Mr. Jones retired from the day-to-day activities of the firm, but remains active on a limited number of projects.
As potential donors to arts and entertainment facilities became more insistent on information showing the financial viability of a project, the demand for Linda Phillips services increased. In 1995, as a member of the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), Mrs. Phillips enrolled in the "IAAM Operations School". This program provided the additional show information that allows Jones - Phillips Associates, LLC to provide financial, operational and architectural consulting within our firm's services.
Jones - Phillips has consulted on a wide variety of performing arts facilities. The firm's past projects have ranged from training facilities to renovations of community arts centers to 7,500 seat professional theatres and 23,000 seat civic arenas. The staff now includes several full-time and part-time employees, with expertise in theatre programming, design and planning, management, architectural lighting, specialized equipment design, and television and broadcast facilities, as well as the more standard theatrical consulting service. The office is equipped with complete computer aided design and drawing (C.A.D.D) systems.
Jones - Phillips Associates, Inc. are neither architects nor engineers, however, our services are designed to meet the demands of building professionals who are faced with the unique features of places of public assembly. It has been our pleasure to assist some of the finest building professionals in the country. Our services are provided as support for designs of buildings, which have become as specialized as conference and convention, religious and hospital structures. A list of Jones - Phillips' consulting projects now includes nearly all types of places of public assembly, as well as a variety of architectural lighting projects reaching as far as China, Kuwait, Barain and The United Arab Emirates.