About the time Jones penned this sleek example of International Style we had just broken ground on another MJM project: the Tulsa International Airport. It was 1959.
The Jet Age had begun.
|Tulsa International Airport|
courtesy Tulsa Foundation for Architecture
Jones studied architecture at Notre Dame and then in Germany when he was awarded a Fulbright Grant. As a graduate student at the Illinois Institute of Technology he studied under Mies Van Der Rohe. It's easy to see the connection if you compare their portfolios.
Back in 2008 we found a tree resting against this Miesian outpost. Fortunately the damage was superficial and the house found its way to appreciative owners. One loving restoration later and it's looking better than ever. On April 30th you'll have an opportunity to see for yourself as the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture holds their annual member appreciation soiree. It's free to members.
Maybe you should join?
Photos by Nathan Harmon