JANE J. BAMFORD

Duda|Paine Architects, AIA

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The projects and those who work on them that break the mold and try something new, whether that is testing out new materials, building systems or delivery methods. A cutting edge project is inspiration to never settle for what is typical.

JANE J. BAMFORD

Bio:

Jane, senior associate at Duda|Paine, brings a family history of architectural practice to her design approach. Her excellent interpersonal and communication skills combine with a strong regard for accurate documentation to ensure projects are delivered effectively. Jane’s notable portfolio includes 301 Hillsborough in Raleigh, Colorado Tower in Austin, and NCR Global Headquarters in Atlanta. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture at VA Tech’s CAUS, graduating top of her class.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My parents are from the design industry so design has always been a part of my life. After spending most of my childhood believing my older brother was going to be an architect like Dad, I finally realized in 10th grade that I could be one too!

What do you do?

I have primarily focused on high rise commercial developments and acted as Project Architect/PM on three projects in important urban centers. I mentor new designers through AXP. I am a wife and mom to two young children.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love finding the details in projects that help reinforce the overall design concept, whether on my own projects or others. Knowing how much time and consideration goes into those elements when done correctly, they truly make an impact.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The projects and those who work on them that break the mold and try something new, whether that is testing out new materials, building systems or delivery methods. A cutting edge project is inspiration to never settle for what is typical.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Colorado Tower is important because it reminds me of my professional growth. From six months out of school working on the competition, through completion 3 years later, I learned so much about the profession and became a registered architect.

Featured Project Name: 

Colorado Tower

 

Featured Project Location: 

Austin, Texas

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

January 2015

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer/Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Colorado Tower’s design was fueled by the vision to create a gateway to business in Austin’s historic Warehouse District. Subtle patterning of vertical and horizontal sunshades enhance daylighting, deliver an energy conscious building envelope and present a varied building profile from all directions. The lobby’s covered canopy responds to scale and materiality of surrounding buildings. The prominent lobby features an art glass wall, a civic installation evoking the nearby Colorado river.

Photography Credit:

Duda|Paine Architects & Robert Benson Photography