Jane Sloss


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With over fifteen years of experience in the field of architecture, Jane is dedicated to the creation of affordable, dignified, healthy, and well-designed multifamily housing, motivated by the conviction that architecture can contribute to the common good.


WELL Accredited Professional; extensive experience in senior and assisted living communities as well as supportive housing.

Key Focus

Committed to advancing human health and wellness in buildings; application of WELL Building Standards in a way that recognizes the interests, needs, and priorities of the people who use them. 

Research Interests

Exploring the ethereal idea of “home” and how that relates to a physical place, manifested in two series of watercolor paintings titled "This is Home." The most recent series was completed in conjunction with WJW and explores the opportunities and challenges for older adults in creating a sense of “home” in senior living communities. The research explores the emotions that are evoked by the places we live, the comfort we derive from home, the special objects we keep in our homes, and the way we talk about our homes. Jane was invited to present this work at AIA Chicago and at the Environments for Aging conference.

Passionate About

Committed to human welfare in all aspects, Jane volunteers at the Inspiration Corporation, serving meals to people affected by homelessness and poverty. As a passionate watercolor artist and urban sketcher, she has participated in urban sketcher seminars, presented two solo exhibits of watercolor paintings in Chicago, and has been awarded arts grants through the City of Chicago CAAP Grant and the Illinois Arts Council Grant. She has also previously served as a faculty member at Archeworks and as a member of the Evanston Plan Commission.

I like to think that our ability to create meaningful spaces for our clients stems from our intentional choice to treat one another with respect and kindness.

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