Janna will be a panelist at the PDA for 40 Oaks Talks.
(Principal, BA BArch OAA FRAIC) is known around her office as “the Optimist” because she brings a positive energy to her work that draws the best out of people and circumstances. A trailblazer, she also seizes opportunities to find solutions for problems that spark her interest such as the Vermicondo – an styllish indoor worm composter for urban dwellers.
Janna’s background in the visual arts has distinguished her architectural career. She seeks opportunities to integrate art into LGA projects such as the segmented felt walls by Kathryn Walter at the Jamie Kennedy restaurant and the frit patterned windows by Melissa Levin at Canterbury residence.
Janna’s current projects include the new Architecture School of the North for Laurentian University, the renovation and expansion of the main branch of the Kitchener Public Library, a study for the redevelopment of the Scadding Court Community Centre precinct including mixed use and urban agriculture and; an extensive landscape and residential project in Hoggs Hollow. Janna is active as a lecturer, critic, adjunct professor (at both the University of Waterloo and Toronto, Schools of Architecture) and jury member. With a keen interest in apiary culture, she is also a member of Ontario’s Bee Keepers Association.