Dean of Design
An architect who contributed to the team realising Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basílica.
Jane is passionate about creating better, more sensitive, human-centric spaces, and empowering you to do the same.
Jane has practiced and taught internationally and has amassed over 100 publications on topics such as how developments in mathematics and physics have been taken up as expressive ideas in architecture thanks to architectural computation.
Much of her work aims to prove that architecture can fine tune the acoustic, thermal and airflow aesthetics, and thus create higher quality environments. She is co-curator of the 2018 International Exhibition: Dynamics of Air.
Her FabPod project, an acoustic meeting room created in collaboration at Swinburne, explored how to use non-standard geometry, materials and architectural surface to tune the acoustics of spaces and create better auditory experience in open work areas.
Her career has taken her across the globe and includes time as a project architect on Antoni Gaudí’s incredibly complex Sagrada Família Basílica. Yes, you’ll be able to draw upon the knowledge of an architect who helped realise Gaudí’s vision.
Traversing the historic and the future with ease, she’s an advocate for working with robotics in architecture and was recently awarded a Robots in Architecture Pioneer Award, 2016.
She has a particular interest in gathering rich environmental data and applying it to design better urban environments. “I want to empower our graduates to take a design-centric, but a very contemporary approach to architectural education. We will do everything in our power to prepare our architects to be future-ready.”