Built environment education, architectural history and preservation consultancy
Get in touch to find out how I can help your school, group, or historic site use architecture to Learn from Buildings
I can show you and your audience—through my programming and writing—that the built environment is an engaging, fascinating, and important topic for all ages. I provide a creative, hands-on and relevant approach to learning that will enhance the school curriculum; excite museum visitors young and old; and convey passion about historic architecture.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a visceral love for old buildings. I studied architectural and urban history as an undergraduate and earned a masters degree in historic preservation. I’ve also worked in education as an elementary school teacher, and worked in the education department of a maritime history museum.
We would like to thank you for presenting to both of our classes about the history of major urban planners and also the tour of the Jane Jacobs exhibition. Your presentation was an inspiration for our own projects and developments.- 12th grade architecture class, High School of Art and Design
It was fun to learn about something in a fun and awesome way. I loved creating a building with you and my group. It really made the Old Ship Meeting House come to life for me.- 5th grade student, PS 150
Jane was a natural with students. She listens to their thinking and responds with warmth and knowledge. Jane is a natural educator who has a love for her community and clearly enjoys passing on her knowledge to others.”- 1st and 2nd grade teacher, Village Community School
Thank you so much for coming in to teach architecture to the class (and me!). It’s so great to be able to expose the kids to something outside the mandated curriculum that is apparent in their everyday lives... they will never look at buildings without also thinking about them.- 4th grade teacher, PS 196
It's amazing to see how the children work together... they are able to express themselves in ways that they sometimes struggle to find in words.- 2nd grade teacher, PS 212