HISTORY - Architect Jane Decker hopes to service many unreached areas of design and implementation. We would like to think of architecture and design has attainable for all. What that means is not charging high fees for high fees sake.
We joined Gail B. Baldwin, Architect in 1998 - answering phones and managing files. With lots of guidance and our commitment to education, we moved into project management and finally, design.
Now it is time for the firm to evolve to the next generation and that is where Jane comes in. It seems to be natural fit after 13 years of collaboration.
Jane is the next generation of talent emerging from the 40+ years of local experience under the tutelage of Gail B. Baldwin, Architect, Inc.
Jane Decker serves as the Project Architect for the commercial architecture and development firm and has more than a decade of experience in the South Florida Market.
Jane Decker graduated from University of Miami’s School of Architecture in 2000 with a Bachelor degree of architecture and a minor in art. She has worked alongside Gail Baldwin for 13 years and has risen through the ranks from CAD drafter to partner and associate.
Jane is also very active in the community and has served on numerous non-profit boards and in a variety of organizations. She is the 2012 Chairman of the Board and was the 2011 President for the Coconut Grove Chapter of Junior Chamber International and is currently serving as a Board member of GreenAGE, a new non-profit that is emphasizing leadership, education and advocacy of green issues and sustainability.
Gail B. Baldwin, Architect, Inc., Project Architect
Every day is a new day in the fast-paced world of architecture. I feel it should be my job to keep up with the adventure. I enjoy working with a firm that encourages the development of its project team, fosters creativity, values loyalty and promotes a sense of community not only within the firm but with their surrounding neighborhood as well.
During my thirteen years with this firm, I have worn numerous hats and participated in every aspect of the operations of the firm. I began by organizing the accounts payable and receivable departments and moved on to project management and firm development. Since then, I have consistently expanded my skill base to complete my IDP training and the ARE exam process and I am NCARB certified and LEED accredited. I am familiar with the standard concepts of our profession. I work well independently and with others. I am resourceful and capable of meeting the daily challenges that a small or large firm presents. I have overseen the completion of several projects and have participated in the production of conceptual developments (unbuilt projects). They all involved a close working relationship with the Principal Architect through all phases of design.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Masters, Real Estate Development
Miami Dade College, Business
Intro to Macroeconomics
Principles of Accounting
Financial & Managerial Accounting
Intermediate & Advanced Microsoft Excel
University of Miami, BArch, School of Architecture
Curriculum included studios in design and others in urban composition and planning; A minor was completed in Art including 2D & 3D Design, Figure Drawing, and Art History.
Activities included: Coconut Grove Redevelopment, Student Construction of Affordable Housing * Spring 2000 – Program received the NCARB Prize for the Creative Integration of Practice & Education in the Academy; University of Miami Study Abroad, Four-month investigation of the architecture of Rome, Italy * 1999
Neighbors Against McMansions, Big Invasive Eyesores [NAMBIES], Honorable Mention
Semi-finalist in local residential design competition, “Neighbors Against McMansions, Big Invasive Eyesores” [NAMBIES]
ArchVoices Essay Competition - Reader's Choice Winner, Honorable Mention
2004-2006 ArchVoices Essay Competition – Reader’s Choice Winner 2006 - Committee 2005 – 2004 Semi-finalist