About

Jones Architecture & Consulting creates buildings and places that inspire users and the public realm. We work as a team with our clients, users, consultants, engineers, contractors, construction managers and specialty contractors - so that our designs are as informed, appropriate, and timeless as they can be.

We provide professional design services to organizations, architects and consultants. Services include:

  • feasibility studies

  • programming and planning

  • master plans

  • existing condition reports

  • full architectural design services

  • peer review

  • consultant coordination

  • project management

  • quality control review

35 years of experience as a recognized expert in cultural facilities including performing arts facilities of all types. Able to work on a contract basis with design firms in need of assistance on projects. Extensive experience in restoration, rehabilitation and renovation of landmarked facilities.

 

STEWART JONES, AIA Principal

Led by Stewart Jones AIA and his 35 years of experience leading projects large and small, such as the David H. Koch Theater, Radio City Music Hall, and the New Amsterdam Theatre. Project leadership of the design team is essential to bringing out the best talent, concepts and design. His unique approach of steering the design to serve its use and purpose differentiates his work from others. His love of repurposing and rehabilitating structures provides the greatest contribution to the sustainable world. A Graduate of Kent State University, Stewart has thoroughly enjoyed working in New York City over his career and watching the city, his projects, live, breathe and adapt. An avid cyclist, drummer, cook, and father of two. What may appear to be very difficult challenges does not unnerve him. Click here for complete bio.

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WILLIAM LEEDS, AIA Consulting Architect 

Bill holds degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from New York City University School of Environmental Design. He is a licensed Architect with over 30 years experience and an active member of the American Institute of Architects. A Long Island native with offices in New York City, Murray Hill and in Southampton, North Sea. He has a passion for landmark buildings & the culture of New York City & the East End. He enjoys finding creative solutions through communicating with clients, exploring design and nature to solve architectural challenges. Bill is active in maintaining the local historic architecture and supports the protection of the farms, bays and oceans in Long Island. Bill lives in Midtown NYC & Southampton with his wife, Diana, his son, Jackson, and his dog, Alfie. 

 

JAMES AKERS, Architect, Strategy and Design

Affiliated architect James Akers worked with Stewart Jones at Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer where he spearheaded the renovation of the Rainbow Room hospitality complex on top of Radio City Music Hall, the creation of the new Glimmerglass Opera House, and the refresh of the now-gone Windows on the World Restaurant at WTC. He has worked as a design consultant at Rockwell Group for the last 25 years, participating in the creation of major hospitality and entertainment projects around the world. He is an active citizen, devoted player of pianos, father of three, and splits his time between Chelsea, NYC and The Berkshires, Massachusetts

 

Irvin Ponde, Consulting Architect 

Irvin has been serving as key component in the success of projects since 2006. He combines a practical approach with energy, creativitiy and enthusiasm on all of his projects. Years of experience working with the NYC Department of Buildings, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Southampton Planning Board and Southampton Building Department he oversees many of the firm's renovation and new construction projects. Irv is in direct contact with the NYC Department of Building, Landmarks Conservancy, Architectural Review Boards and navigates through these institutions with proven success on complex projects.

Irv holds a B.S. in Architecture from Norwich University in Vermont and is an AIA Associate. 

 
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Stewart is a highly experienced architect with special expertise in the design of performance spaces and other cultural facilities. He has a deep appreciation for the importance of acoustics to the functioning of these types of buildings and has always been a great collaborator. His experience includes both design and project management, making him one of those rare architects who can both design and execute their projects effectively.
— Paul Scarbrough, Principal at Akustiks
I worked with Stewart as the CM for the renovation to the David H. Koch theater at Lincoln Center.I can say confidently that if not for Stewarts cleverness and ability to make dificult decisions quickly,under tremendous pressure, yet never compromising his vision for this project, it would have never been the success that it was. I found Stewart to be competent and cooperative and a pleasure to work with, I would gladly work with him again on another project.
— John Prince, VP of Construction & Development at Taconic Investment Partners