Jana is a Senior Associate and Higher Education Practice Leader for the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will. Having recently completed work on the Earth Sciences Building (ESB) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), she has gained extensive knowledge in solid wood construction and innovative wood solutions. Completed in 2012, the ESB is a five-storey, 160,000-square-foot lab, classroom and office building that is the largest panelized wood building in North America, raising the bar for the use of wood in large-scale, high-performance projects. Prior to the ESB, Jana managed the renovation of the Buchanan building, a 185,140-square-foot arts classroom complex, also at UBC. In the last eight years, Jana has developed strong relationships with many UBC stakeholders and is familiar with the unique challenges of university clients. Jana is currently working on the Build SFU Student Union Building at Simon Fraser University.
As a Higher Education Practice Leader, Jana is building on her success with university clients and her ability to see projects through from initial design to a successful completion. In her leadership role, Jana is responsible for keeping up to date with current and upcoming teaching pedagogies, elevating the resources of the firm. Her position enables her to develop and maintain ongoing relationships with clients, creating continuity in point of contact through the life of the project and beyond.