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UMass Students Tour Plains Elementary School
December 28, 2014

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Renovation Phase for BART Charter Public School Complete
August 31, 2014

To accommodate the rerouting of buses and cars, Phase I included the demolition of the porte cochere that served as the original hotel entrance.  New windows were added to provide additional light and views into second floor classrooms.   Careful brick selection and installation resulted in a seamless transition from old to new.

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Margo Jones Elected NCARB Second Vice President
June 26, 2014

Margo was elected Board treasurer in 2013 and secretary in 2012, after serving for three years as a Regional Director.  Margo has also volunteered her time to several NCARB committees and task forces, including the Audit Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, the Architect Registration Examination Subcommittee, the Internship Committee, and most recently, the Governance Task Force.     

Interns in the Jones Whitsett office are proud of the leadership role Margo has played at NCARB advocating for a more streamlined process towards licensure for architects.  To learn more about Margo’s career as an architect check out a recent interview released by NCARB entitled, Closing the Gender Gap: Working Together recorded by Samantha Miller.

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North Adams K-7 Colegrove Park Elementary Enters Construction
June 9, 2014

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South Hadley Plains School Breaks Ground
June 9, 2014

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Jones Whitsett Team wins People's Choice Award
March 25, 2014

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Margo P. Jones Elected NCARB Treasurer
July 12, 2013

Margo P. Jones, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Greenfield, MA, was elected treasurer on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 94th Annual Meeting.

“NCARB’s work is carried out by an extremely dedicated group of practitioner volunteers,” Jones said. “We donate our time on behalf of the public and the betterment of our profession. Together we form a priceless brain trust, which is a unique asset of the Council.”

Jones was elected Board secretary in 2012 after serving for three years as the Director of Region 1, which comprises the registration boards of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Over the years, she has volunteered her time to several NCARB committees and task forces, including the Audit Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Subcommittee, the Internship Committee, and most recently, the Governance Task Force. She has also been a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting team since 2008.

Jones served as secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects from 2008-2012. As an active member of the professional community, she served as president of the Western Massachusetts AIA from 1994-1996 and has volunteered on several community and cultural organization boards, such as the Greenfield Community YMCA, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the Arts Council of Franklin County. Jones is the founder and president of Margo Jones Architects, Inc., established in 1984. The award-winning firm specializes in educational facilities, historic preservation, and cultural institutions.

Jones holds a Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago. She is licensed in Massachusetts and Vermont.

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Whately Residents Debate the Fate of Town Hall
April 17, 2013

The Town has held open houses, conducted a straw poll, and distributed literature to inform voters.  Margo Jones Architects assisted, providing four different renovation, addition and construction options and costs.  In May town residents will vote to fund design development.

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Friends for North Adams Schools Rally Support for Conte School
April 17, 2013

Plans call for installation of entirely new windows, new mechanical systems, new play spaces and street connections, and renovation of the original auditorium into a gymnasium to be access by the community in the evenings.  Project Architect Kristian Whitsett will meet with residents at 6:30pm, April 17 at MCLA’s Murdock Hall to review plans and answer questions.

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Time Capsule discovered at Ashley Street School
December 22, 2012

When the wrecking ball made a loud clang as it hit a wall, workers stopped to discover a small metal box buried deep in the partition. Inside were letters, newspapers, brochures and business cards dating to Oct. 6, 1897. Margo Jones Architects is now working on plans to exhibit the contents in the new school’s lobby.

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