About

Architecture | Landscape | Art | Design | Accessibility | Sustainability

Shift Design Studio was founded in 1997 as a one-woman design practice run as an arts studio. Certified as a San Francisco 'Green Business', Shift Design Studio offers full services for commercial, residential and civic architectural, landscape and art projects, from pre-design research through design, permitting and construction administration, with an emphasis on sustainability and universal design (ADA, disabled access). Project management, permit expediting, budget coordination, color consulting, arts services, materials selections, interior design and custom furnishings are available for projects of any size.

Jane Martin (LEED AP / CASp) is a licensed architect and artist whose work embraces all scales from sculpture to urban planning. She has been named by SFMOMA as one of the Bay Area’s leading experimental designers. Ms. Martin is founding director of Plant*SF, a non-profit focused on storm water diversion through public space community-based planting projects. Ms. Martin has held teaching and administration positions in architecture, art and design at the California College of the Arts and the University of California, Berkeley. She has served as a San Francisco Commissioner of the Environment and participates in a number of civic organizations.

Based in San Francisco USA, Ms. Martin is licensed to practice throughout California and New Zealand. Inquiries for projects, commissioned artworks and speaking engagements in any location are welcome.

Jane Martin

Jane Martin

Ms. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (and Université d’Illinois à Versailles, France) and a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

California Licensed Architect #C31571

California Certified Access Specialist #617

NCARB Certified Architect #89755

LEED Accredited Professional #10012145

New Zealand Licensed Architect #5647


Plant*SF - Citywide Stormwater Diversion Non-Profit Organization

Shift Design Studio HQ - A Net-Zero Energy Sustainable 'Green' Renovation


Employment: Shift Design Studio does not have employees or interns. I very much appreciate your interest in my work and hope this site offers you some resources to learn further about it.


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