Michael Jones designs and manages prominent institutional, commercial, and multifamily residential projects that pay homage to history while embracing modern life.
Michael believes that one must know the past to design for the future. He sees the Classical language of architecture as inherently malleable to new ways of thinking and living, and compatible with sustainable building technologies. A skilled and imaginative draftsman, Michael connects the art of building to the art of gardens and cities. In both his drawings and his designs, architecture and urbanism respects its context and climate, yet always makes room for innovation and interpretation. His passion for exploring new ideas in pursuit of design excellence is reflected in his residential towers, cultural centers, and institutional projects across the U.S. and abroad.
Michael's multifamily residential projects in New York City include the influential and widely acclaimed 15 Central Park West, the towering but contextual residential high-rise 220 Central Park South, and numerous other upscale apartment and condominium developments in Manhattan. Internationally, he has spearheaded the design of several Modern Classical residential communities in Lima, Peru, and the design of the Hong Kong Golf and Tennis Academy, which was driven by the region's climate and traditional architecture. Michael is bringing the same sensitivity and collaborative spirit that informed these projects to his current work on residential buildings in Lima, Peru and New York City.
A registered architect in the State of New York, Michael is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, the Urban Land Institute, and the Congress for the New Urbanism. He also supports his community as a member of the Build Out Alliance, an active volunteer for several charitable organizations, and the co-founder and chair of RAMSA's Q+ Committee.