Keith Jones AIA, LEED BD+C (he/him/his)

Experienced in a range of project types ranging from retail and housing to institutional, Keith is motivated by complex design challenges, defining problems as disguised opportunities or puzzles to be solved.

Keith believes that buildings and the spaces between them create the important public zones which shape neighborhoods. For him, each project presents the chance to create clear, efficient and impactful places that can support and enhance growing communities. Lately, Keith has been bringing his work home, devoting most of his time to the restoration and redesign of his historic 1840s home.

  • I’m from  central NY state — dairy farm country.

  • My education  M.Arch, Syracuse University

  • Why PCA?  The people (staff, clients, consultants) are amazing to work with and the projects are full of exciting design challenges. The scale and pace of the projects allows me to try new products, materials and techniques often.

  • My earliest design memory  LEGOs, sooo many LEGOs.

  • My favorite space is  typically on the edge or boundary between inside and out, like the wide back porch on my parents house.

  • A place that has affected me  Jebel Akhdar, part of the Al Hajar Mountains in Oman

  • My favorite aspect of working with clients is  building relationships.

  • Building or place I wish I designed  IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology. Working within the context of Mies van der Rohe's master plan while attempting to solve so many challenges sounds like a fascinating design problem.

  • The most inspiring part of my job is  the people I work with, watching them grow and learning from them.

  • When I’m not working you can find me  with my family off on some crazy adventure.

  • Ballpoint or felt tip?  Felt tip; the results vary

  • My best vacation  On a houseboat on a canal in Amsterdam