Jane Wong

Country: Canada
Area of Expertise: Architecture / Urban Design

Jane is an architect and everyday designer. She holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, where upon graduating, has worked as a project lead for a major condominium project in Toronto and a key designer on several other high profile mixed-used commercial and residential projects.

While practicing full time in architecture, she has pursued her interests in social innovation and personal craft through exhibitions and other research studies. She has been published in OnSite and has also had several exhibitions of her work showcased in Toronto, including a regional competition winning project for Canada’s entry to the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture. She also co-founded RUNE as a platform for exploration into architectural objects and jewelry design.

Her time at Waterloo allowed for the pursuit of many international internships, including a term in Copenhagen. This international experience allowed her to both broaden her understanding of urban typologies, and also gain insight into the day to day operations of vastly different cultures around the world.

Those years set a foundation into what has now grown into a critical interest in constructed and social environments, and how those are heavily influenced by the intersection of architecture, technology and new media.

The potential for social innovation to change a city through interactive technology is fascinating, and Jane returns to Copenhagen to pursue graduate studies at CIID for what looks to be an exciting and fast-paced year of exploration and research!

www.janew.com
www.rune-rune.com