STUDIO JENNY JONES is an architecture and design consultancy specialising in providing strategic and detailed design advice to land-owners, developers, retailers, manufacturers, tenants and home-owners.
The Studio is based in East London, working on projects locally and internationally, independently, responsively and responsibly. By developing projects across scales and sectors a cross fertilization of insight is inevitable. We believe that design is a catalyst for change and by blurring the boundaries between sector design new ideas are able to emerge.
Prior to setting up the studio in 2013 Jenny Jones worked for various industry heavyweights including Lord Richard Rogers and Rem Koolhaas. This pedigree translates into a consultancy that carries out project specific research and understands how to work with different procurement routes required for range of projects in various cultural territories.
“I believe that the design of the environment has a profound impact on how we behave and that by investing in the process of design, as early as possible, the result has many more values, conscious and unconscious, above and beyond the financial cost of the works. The design process is an enormous recipe of technical and emotional ingredients, that are so specific to the context of each project; so specific and cumulatively have the potential to facilitate and inspire transformation on so many levels. That is why I lead this studio and that is why I believe in design- as a verb and not a noun. It has the potential to create thriving environments tuned to the sound of the client’s values.
I listen to my intuition as much as I research the facts and endeavour to create solutions that are simultaneously rigorous and have a lightness. As a team we spend much of our time “engineering out” the superfluous as we search for the essence.
Perhaps this approach comes from the agglomeration of my experiences in the worlds of Rem Koolhaas and Richard Rogers and is perhaps rooted from several years of Stanislavski training in my teenage years; collaboration and the cultural context, technical and professional rigour and envisioning how we will use the space from a "method" perspective."
Clients & Collaborators
Escape the City
The Dairy Arts Centre
John Robertson Architects
The Calvert Foundation
Micha Weidman Studio