Adam Jones received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1982. While still in school, he began working as a carpenter and contractor, and after graduation went on to establish his own business as an architectural designer and general contractor specializing in renovation and reuse of existing buildings, particularly historic preservation. He has worked as both a consultant and developer on a number of significant adaptive reuse projects, and is today recognized as one of the region’s leading authorities on the restoration of historic properties. He also has significant experience in working with environmentally challenged properties and has had long-term involvement with the redevelopment of brownfield sites.
Adam has worked locally, regionally and internationally. His focus in Kansas City has been in the Crossroads, the Westside and currently actively involved in redevelopment in the West Bottoms. He is particularly interested in building and sustaining livable communities and neighborhoods, is on the board of Westside Housing and has participated in urban planning projects involving KU, K-State and other educational programs.