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. Located in San Francisco, the firm's work is primarily centered on the Bay Area, however inquiries for projects, commissioned artworks and speaking engagements in any location are welcome.
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.
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.
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. Thank you for understanding that I am unable to accommodate requests for studio visits or informational interviews. Please accept my sincere best wishes for your career pursuits. Discover what you enjoy and keep after it. Look around corners. Kick a stone and follow. Thanks, Jane
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