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Dr Mark Ian Jones is a chartered architect, design historian and academic. He is currently Deputy Head of School (Design), at UNSW Art & Design and principal of his own design practice Jones Architecture. Mark has extensive curriculum and teaching experience across the major design faculties and colleges in Sydney in the areas of Architecture, Design History and Theory, Design Practice, Spatial Design, Interior Design, Interior Decoration, Culture and Identity and Integrated Design, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Mark has contributed a number of conference papers, journal articles, and chapters drawn from his research. His book, ‘Vicke Lindstrand On the Periphery’, based on his PhD thesis, was published in the Figura Nova Series by Uppsala University Press in November 2016.
His research examines peripheral and untold histories at the intersection of design and craft and the production of twentieth century Swedish and Scandinavian design discourse and national design identity. Mark has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards from local and international organisations that include Estrid Ericson’s Foundation Sweden, The Swedish Institute, Hallenbladska Fund Sweden, King Gustaf VI Adolfs fund for Swedish Culture, Swedish Royal Patriotic Society Grants Fund, Längmanska Fund Sweden, UNSW Art & Design Faculty Publication Grant and the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts Award for excellence in Post-Graduate Research.
Mark’s Sydney based design studio, Jones Architecture, was founded in 1995 to specialise in small to medium scale projects, including private houses, public buildings, multi-residential and retail, architecture and interiors. In 1999 Mark was commissioned for the design of the Palm Grove Centre in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, completed in 2000. His practice continues to work with both public and private clients on a number of small, medium and large scale projects in Sydney and his projects have been published internationally.