Since starting her own business in 1997, Jane has completed more than 20 residential renovation projects in New York City. Projects have included townhouse renovations, combining apartments, and kitchen and bath renovations. Her practice focuses on sustainability, maximizing space and light, sensitivity to historic details, and clean, understated design.

Jane spent 12 years at Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, a well-established firm specializing in historic preservation and adaptive reuse. She gained extensive experience in building restoration, new construction, code compliance, obtaining approvals from the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, and coordinating the installation of new mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems in historic buildings.

Jane has recently completed training and certification in Passive House, a methodology for producing extremely energy efficient buildings with superior indoor air quality.

Jane lives and works in a Passive House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.



Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1990

Brown University, Courses in Urban Studies and Anthropology



New York State Registered Architect since 1995

Member, American Institute of Architects

LEED Green Associate

Certified Passive House Designer, Passivhaus Institut, Germany

North American Certified Passive House Consultant

Member, Urban Green Council

Member, NY Passive House

Member, New York Landmarks Conservancy



AIA Henry Adams Medal for Academic Achievement and Excellence in Design, 1991

AIA New York Chapter Travel Grant, 1996