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Kevin Jones, AIA

Visiting Assistant Professor

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 at Virginia Tech, 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 president-elect of AIA Blue Ridge. In 2017, Kevin received the New Faculty Teaching Award and the Leonard and Virginia Currie Faculty Development Award from the School of Architecture + Design.

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 regional, community-based clients to develop conceptual designs for real-world application. 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.

Kevin has a firm belief in the power of architecture to enrich the lives of people and places, and he can't think straight without a 12" roll of trace paper – white, not yellow.