Jana settled in Charlotte over 25 years ago and quickly realized she found a home in a growing, dynamic community. While her career has focused mostly on higher education, she has maintained a balance of work in learning and workplace projects, recognizing the direct correlation between the two. Jana has experience on campuses in the Carolinas, Virginia and Maryland, including significant additions to UNC Charlotte, Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, Virginia Tech, UNC Greensboro and Duke University. She enjoys the variety of project types housed within higher education, working with clients and consultants to find solutions to design challenges, and following designs through with careful detailing and construction. Jana is a past commissioner with the City of Charlotte’s Historic District Commission and is the 2021 AIA Charlotte President Elect.  She is the recipient of the 2018 AIA Charlotte S. Scott Ferebee Service to the Section Award.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Bachelor of Architecture, 1995

Past Professional Experience

Watson Tate Savory, Charlotte NC – 2011-Present
Woolpert, Charlotte NC – 2009- 2011
Perkins+Will, Charlotte NC – 2001-2009 Senior Associate
LS3P, Charlotte NC – 1998-2001
Shook Design Group, Charlotte NC – 1996-1998
Leonard J. Currie & Associates, Blacksburg VA – 1995


AIA Middle Tennessee Design Jury, 2020
Society for College and University Planning Southern Regional Council, 2020- Present
AIA North Carolina Board of Directors
2020 AIA North Carolina Design Awards Committee Chair
2019 AIA Charlotte Board of Directors
North Alabama AIA Design Jury, 2019
2018 AIA Charlotte S. Scott Ferebee Service to the Section Award
Charlotte Historic District Commissioner, 2016 – 2019
Presenter, Society for College and University Planning Southern Conference 2018
AIA Charlotte Women in Architecture Committee Chair, 2018
Society for College and University Planning Southern Conference Local Host Committee Chair, 2016
AIA Rochester Design Award Jury, 2016
UNC Charlotte Best Graduate Thesis Jury, 2016
Virginia Tech CAUS Interior Design Showcase Alumni Panel, 2014
Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council McClintock Partners in Education Family Night Troop Leader. 2012-2013
Lecturer, Graduate Design Studio, Clemson University, 2013
AIA Charlotte Young Architects Forum Committee Chair, 2001-2003
AIA Charlotte Young Leaders Workshop 2007
AASHE 2008 Conference “Living and Learning Sustainability at Duke” Tour Leader
Virginia Sustainable Building Network “High Performance Buildings on Campus” Round Table Leader, Greening Virginia Universities and Colleges Conference – 2008
Member; American Institute of Architects – 2001- Present
Member; Society for College and University Planning, 2011 - Present
Member, US Green Building Council, Charlotte Chapter 2011- Present
Guest Juror, UNCC


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