Kevin Jones, AIA
Visiting Assistant Professor

B.S., Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

M.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia

M.Arch., Virginia Tech

B.S., Biochemistry, Virginia Tech

M.S., Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia

M.Arch., Virginia Tech

Kevin Jones is a practicing architect and Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture + Design, where he teaches 4th-year Integrative Design Lab and Professional Practice. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, he practiced in Richmond, VA and served as Adjunct Faculty in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. His experience in practice is diverse in type and scale and includes numerous adaptive reuse projects as well as housing, institutional, community, and cultural works. His design work has been recognized by the Urban Land Institute and AIA Virginia. He was a member of the 2012 class of AIA Virginia’s Emerging Leaders in Architecture program and he is currently serving as VP / President-Elect of AIA Blue Ridge.

Kevin has been the recipient of the New Faculty Teaching Award, the Leonard and Virginia Currie Faculty Development Award, and the J. Stoeckel Design Studio Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Architecture + Design. He was recently selected to participate in the inaugural NCARB Professional Practice Scholars program, and also serves as Licensing Advisor, mentoring students as they begin the path to architectural licensure.

Kevin’s academic pursuits lie at the intersection of teaching, practice, and community engagement, and he has worked with both urban and rural communities on a variety of community-oriented impact design projects. These include ongoing collaborations with the Virginia Tech Community Design Assistance Center, which partners student designers with community-based clients to develop conceptual designs for real-world application. In addition, his Professional Practice students are engaged in a multi-semester partnership with the City of Roanoke to bring design solutions to the traditionally underserved neighborhood of Melrose-Orange. Since August of 2017, he has served as faculty co-leader with the Virginia Tech Center for Design Research on a collaborative student-led project to design a new campus library for Mzuzu University (Mzuni) in Malawi, Africa.

Finally, it should be noted that Kevin can’t think straight without ‘moving the pen around’ on a 12” roll of trace paper – white, not yellow.

kejones4@vt.edu