Born in Czechoslovakia and immigrating to Canada at age six, Jana has always had a passion for art and design. Inheriting a love of drawing from her engineer father, she loved to sketch floor plans of imagined homes and create stories around the people who might live there.
Today, she is passionate about storytelling on behalf of some of the country’s most influential post-secondary institutions. Within the changing landscape of higher education, Jana believes that stories contribute to a campus’s identity, culture, and reputation—and she gets most excited working with clients to bring those narratives to life through architecture.
Jana’s greatest source of inspiration is found through working with people—collaborating with true experts in their fields, feeding inspiration through the design process, and building a shared excitement that ignites creativity and innovation.