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Master of Architecture,
University of Queensland

Bachelor of Architectural Design,
University of Queensland


Registered Architect: NY
LEED Green Associate


jana van wijk

senior associate

Jana is a Senior Associate with extensive experience leading and coordinating building renovations and workplace fitouts from concept development, through documentation and bidding to project completion. She works closely with consultants, clients, and contractors to ensure the design intent is maintained and technical solutions consider all aspects of the project, paying close attention to budget and client standards.

Jana values the problem-solving and collaborative nature of architecture and prioritizes sustainable building solutions and thoughtful design outcomes for all stakeholders. She enjoys working with existing buildings — giving these structures new life and working through complex and unique challenges.

Jana has been part of the Saam team since 2017, when she moved to Boston from Brisbane, Australia. She graduated from the University of Queensland and has professional experience in both Australia and the United States. Many vacations are spent visiting family and friends in Australia or South Africa, where she grew up.