Jane is inspired by her clients and passionate about creating design solutions to strategically position each clients’ unique needs. As both designer and former CEO, she has positioned Hanbury as a leader in higher education, with work represented on more than 150 campuses throughout the United States and abroad.

Her work spans a wide range of building types, but her passion is creating spaces for engaged learning and student success. For over 30 years she has explored the  impact of space on student behavior, engagement, wellness, learning, and social outcomes. She uses post-occupancy research and case studies to inform all aspects of her work including strategic planning, programming, campus planning, and the design of award-winning campus buildings. 

Jane teaches and lectures frequently on issues related to campus architecture and student life — including programs for ACUHO-I, SCUP, NASPA, APPA and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Her publications include book chapters on creating spaces for student engagement, the design process in the collegiate environment, and articles in Architecture Magazine as well as higher education association publications.  She has served on numerous design juries, the board of directors for the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, and several regional arts boards.  She served on the ACUHO-I's foundation board and as a leader in in ACUHO-I’s “21st Century Project.” In addition, she was awarded a 2008 Parthenon Award for leadership in ACUHO-I and the 2005 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Rhodes College for her leadership in transforming their campus. In 2019 she received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Rhodes College.

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech
  • Study Ticino, Switzerland 

“I love the rigor of team collaboration and seeking the most exceptional solutions to meet our client’s needs. Great ideas are the currency of keeping our clients and our designs on the leading edge and efficiently and effectively achieving the collective vision.” 


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