W a r r e n J o n e s FASLA
WARREN JONES: passed away April 7 at his home at the age of 92. Warren was born July 3, 1914, in Pasadena, Calif., were he resided until the summer of 1966. He graduated Oregon State University in 1937 with an architecture degree and completed his graduate work in 1939. Warren married Patricia Ruth Duffey who preceded him in death in 1966. The couple had three sons: David Jones of La Habra, Calif.; Scott Jones of La Habra, Calif.; and Steve Jones of Durango, Colo.
In 1966, Warren was recruited to The University of Arizona as a faculty member in what is known today as the School of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA). As an educator, he truly found his stride. Warren has been described as a giant tree, providing a nurturing shelter to generations of landscape Architecture students. The fruits of Warren’s labor continue to bloom as students and others around the world are influenced by his work, writings, assistance and never-ending generosity in the field. Warren Jones was a pioneer in developing plants for dry climates, coauthored numerous books and was a longtime contributor to Sunset Magazine. While retiring from U.A. in 1984 as professor emeritus, Warren maintained his support in a variety of ways to the School of Landscape Architecture for decades after his retirement. He was a founding member of the Tejido Group, and inspired generations of student and faculty participants with his love and enthusiasm for the design and planning professions.
Warren Jones was inducted as a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 1982. He was an advisor to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and was on the advisory board at Boyce Thompson Arboretum until his death. Warren received the Phoenix Home and Garden “Master of the Southwest” Award in 1992, the Lynton K. Caldwell Award, as well as numerous others.
We love you Warren and miss you every day that we are in the studios and on the site – we are all better people for having known you.