ALEXUS JONES

UNC Charlotte / Master of Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired professionally by designing architecture that has a positive impact on the community, environmentally and socially, while making beautiful buildings.

ALEXUS JONES

Bio:

Alexus Jones is currently completing her Master of Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She enjoys volunteering in her community and inspiring the younger generation to become architects. As her architecture career is just beginning, her plans for the future are to start her own residential architecture firm, continue to mentor youth and design nice buildings that help improve the community.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about architecture through my high school. My school was focused on Career and Technical Education and they had architectural drafting classes. I took all three classes they offered and really fell in love with architecture.

What do you do?

I am currently in my final semester as a master’s student at UNC Charlotte’s School of Architecture. I also work with general contractors in customizing and remodeling homes.

What excites you in the work you do?

I am excited by the work I do because of the endless creative and innovative ideas and designs that can be created with architecture. Architecture also has a huge impact on the community and I really love being a part of that.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired professionally by designing architecture that has a positive impact on the community, environmentally and socially, while making beautiful buildings.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional achievement is being a finalist in my first two design competitions last year. I did not win either competition, but it really showed me that I can make a difference in the world one day.

Featured Project Name: 

NoDa New

 

Featured Project Location: 

Charlotte, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Sole Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

NoDa New, a community center off of the 36th St. light rail stop in Charlotte, NC, focuses on the filtering of people from NoDa and the light rail onto the site from the peels created by a parametric brick wall, which allows the landscape to become an extension of the site. The building emphasizes community through a maker space, multipurpose areas, co-working spaces and an exhibit. Studio Professor -Kelly Carlson-Reddig Spring 2019 – 3rd Year UNC Charlotte – School of Architecture

Photography Credit:

Alexus Jones

 

Featured Project Name: 

Cyclist's Shop and House

 

Featured Project Location: 

Belmont, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Sole Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The Cyclist’s Shop and House creates a new way of thinking about the flat above the shop. This project re-purposes an existing store in the growing neighborhood of Belmont. The red screen wall anchors the face of the house and orders programs off the ramp and switch-back stairs, which allows a store, accessory dwelling unit, and house to be combined on one site. Studio Professor - Thomas Forget Fall 2019 – 4th Year UNC Charlotte – School of Architecture

Photography Credit:

Alexus Jones

Featured Project Name: 

Shifted Trans-Plant

 

Featured Project Location: 

Charlotte, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Team: Makenzie Elam & Alexus Jones

 

Featured Project Description:

Studio Professor -Kelly Carlson-Reddig Fall 2020 – Graduate UNC Charlotte – School of Architecture The Shifted Trans-Plant will serve as a connector of spaces and people through the program, green spaces, and transportation coming to the site; giving the site an opportunity to serve the community and residents of Charlotte. It will be home to the new Amtrak Station and link the Lynx’s light rail lines together, servicing as a hub for transportation and a beacon for live, work, and play.

Photography Credit:

Alexus Jones & Makenzie Elam

 

Featured Project Name: 

Journey To Asylum

 

Featured Project Location: 

Rome, Italy

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Team: Christina Kavanagh, Briaunna Boyd, Alexus Jones

 

Featured Project Description:

Completed for our 4th year study abroad design studio under professor Jeff Balmer at the UNCC SoA, the site serves as an anchor to the Via dei Fori Imperiali. This design focuses on creating a journey for immigrants assimilating to Rome, traveling through four major points within the building: socializing, learning, working, and reflecting. A circular path has immigrants progress through the space, viewing some of Rome’s history as they discover their place within it on their journey to asylum.

Photography Credit:

Project Team: Christina Kavanagh, Briaunna Boyd, Alexus Jones