“Jane was great to work with. Her collaborative approach enabled us to achieve our vision and ideal family home. I wanted to work with an architect that was keen to build on ideas and work together as a team and Jane was able to provide that. Jane also showed a lot of flexibility as we changed a number of things during the build for the better to achieve a great design. In the end we have our perfect family home that is practical and beautiful all in one.” Sabrina Barbic, Client, St. Kilda Residential Renovation & Extension
“We had a Master class session with Jane. From the outset and initial contact with Jane we found her to be incredibly responsive and personable. She was easy to talk with and was genuine. The masterclass session went for about 2 hours in which Jane went through our house plan and discussed with us some alternate options to our floor plan to help increase our living space. We wanted to extend out current weatherboard house into the back yard to create a open plan kitchen, dinning and living area, plus create a 4th bedroom and also a en-suite bathroom and stand alone bathroom. Through the session Jane was able to advise us of rough estimate costs to do our renovation and also propose potential savings with alternate floor plans. Jane through this session listened to what we wanted and also discussed how best to utilise the space effectively. Jane was also forthcoming with providing us some recommendations on builders in our area and also provided a high level overview of the renovation process from drafting, building, fitting choices etc. Overall I would recommend Jane and her services even if for a masterclass session. Thank you Jane for taking the time to meet with us and also providing some of your thoughts on our renovation of which we will use and hopefully proceed with our extension in the near future.” Inesha Jesson, Client, Maidenstone Residential Renovation & Extension
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Jane. Jane was professional and a pleasure to work with. Her understanding of my requirements, easy communication, a number of good suggestions, end result, one happy client.” Suzy Willett, Client, South Melbourne Residential Renovation & Extension
“Jane designed a lovely renovation to the back of our home to give us more living space and let in more natural light. It’s perfect for our family. Jane was happy to talk things through with me whenever I needed which was great. She is very mindful of budget and her advice has helped us improve our living space significantly, within our budget. She was great at advising against ideas that would be costly and unnecessary!” Sarah Thomas, Client, Newport Residential Renovation
“I hired Jane with limited knowledge of what a major renovation entails and over the course of several months she worked with me to deliver a stunning heritage restoration of my terrace home. What I wanted from an architect was more than just drawings given my busy job and her prompt professional attitude with attention to detail made our working relationship very easy. I had a number of must haves for the renovation including a new staircase, WIR, kitchen, bathroom, understairs WC, new joinery and colour scheme. Jane listened to my brief to ensure all my requirements were met, including that of a builder who she knew could execute the project to her design specification and my budget. Overall the project met all expectations and her design experience and consultative approach ensured the original features of the home blended in seamlessly with the overall modernisation of the house. Thanks Jane for your focus throughout the project and for your help in making a beautiful end product which I will enjoy for years to come!” Cathy O, Client, Clifton Hill Residential Renovation
“We were looking at the feasibility of renovating our home and Jane assisted us with a series of designs to achieve our desired outcome. Throughout the process, she added considerable value to our thoughts, supplementing designs and concepts, while providing valuable advice on layout, look and feel of our future home. Her professional approach was appreciated as she sought to combine our ideas with her experience to deliver a satisfying result. I would recommend Jane to any prospective client looking at engaging her services.” Rick Martino, Client, Williamstown Residential Renovation
“… I was very satisfied with the way she handled the job. Her paperwork was well organized and she communicated well and often with me, the client …” Diana Strahan, Client, Malvern Residential Renovation
“As a builder, I admire an architect who can realise the potential in an existing space, maximise the purpose and suitability for its unique owner and surrounding environment. In the past year I have worked on 2 projects with Jane, both to renovate heritage listed homes in the inner Melbourne region. I highly recommend her to individuals seeking a point of difference and peace of mind on their next project. Jane has a sound understanding of building practices and I really enjoyed building with her from concept to completion.” James McBride, Builder, James McBride & Associates
“Jane is great to work with, has good ideas and worked well with the council to get my project approved after some trying objections. I would highly recommend Jane for your project.” Mark Kerr, Client, Port Melbourne Residential Renovation and Extension
“We have known Jane for the last couple of years working in the construction industry but after purchasing a property in 2015 we contacted Jane to consult on the renovation. The house was built in the early 70’s and was still mostly in its original state. We wanted to modernise the interior but still try and stay true to its original era. Jane was fantastic, she is wonderful to work with and has great ideas. Her drawings have excellent detail which is what every builder wants!!” Kristy Pascoe, Client, Park Orchards Residential Renovation
“Jane was a pleasure to work with. She managed a complex project for me at Burberry, delivering on time and on budget.” Stephen Gilbert, Senior Vice President, Architecture Burberry, New York City
“Jane has helped me with a number of residential projects over the past few years. Jane is wonderful to work with – clear, creative and very professional. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone looking for beautiful spatial flow and high attention to detail in their new home or extension.” Karen T, Client, Kew
“Jane Cameron is one the few really good architects that builders get to work with. Enviroline Builders are a Melbourne based construction company, working with architects on the majority of our inner suburban projects. We have worked with Jane on a couple of these over the past 3 years. She is straightforward, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Information as required is provided efficiently and is on the mark. The final designs look fantastic and create a stunning result when our high quality workmanship is applied to them. We are proud to put our name to the construction of her designs.” Stuart McClean, Builder, Enviroline
“After talking to a number of architects Jane was best able to turn our brief into a clean contemporary modernist set of plans for our new home. Always conscious of our budget she kept us in check while ensuring the houses integrity and liveability was not compromised.” Michael & Claire Thorn, Client, Bayside Residential New Build
“We have worked with Jane Cameron Architects across various projects. Jane delivers tailored architectural designs for her clients. On the occasions that we’ve designed landscapes for houses that she has designed, her clients have sung her praises loudly. She is open to ideas and delivers a creative yet pragmatic response for house plans that are actually built. Jane is professional, responsive and focused on delivering the best service to her clients. Highly recommended.” Lisa Ellis, Garden Designer, Lisa Ellis Gardens
“We wanted a garden studio that could also provide extra accommodation when necessary; we have a seaside location which draws family and friends at holiday time. Our house is a traditional 50’s stone place so we wanted something to blend in but to also add some contemporary pizzazz. Jane listened carefully to our needs and not so definite brief but came up with a very interesting, practical design which we really liked. She also linked this space design wise to an enclosed courtyard and pergola; unifying the north facing and sheltered back yard. This was probably the only real specification that we provided, that all would function as a whole with scope to add through planting of coastal and indigenous plant species. Jane’s creative flair certainly has achieved this, she was always responsive and efficiently came up with practical solutions when we had questions. It has been easy to work with her because of her willingness to focus on the task at each step of the way; keeping us on track in our meanderings! The builders have been impressed with her attention to design detail.” Mike & Marj, Client, Port Fairy Residential New Build
“We were needing to redesign the interior of our Californian Bungalow. Jane was great, she gave us ideas that used what we had already but with some changes that allowed our home to flow better, be lighter and more functional. Also being mindful of budgets and offering alternatives.” Carolyn Brien, Client, Newport Residential Renovation
“We engaged Jane Cameron in April 2011 for the renovation of our existing 1920’s Edwardian home in Yarraville. We were unsure of exactly what work we wanted to do or how far our budget would take us at the time; but Jane was happy to come to our home to discuss options. It was decided that Jane would be engaged from the concept (architectural drawings etc) through to the contract documentation stage (application for building permits etc). We are new to renovating so it was extremely helpful to have an architect we could trust to advise us appropriately.
The renovation consists of converting an existing bedroom into a walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite, converting an existing lounge room into a bedroom with wardrobe and incorporating a study nook into the existing hallway.
Jane asked my partner, Alex, and I all the right questions to determine our likes, dislikes and lifestyle and from these discussions came up with a design that we are extremely happy with, that suits our sense of style and that fits within our budgetary constraints, without compromising the style or quality. In fact we’ve had a number of builders comment that the bathroom design is stunning. Needless to say, we are very happy with Jane’s work.
Jane has also been invaluable during the documentation stage, engaging consultants on our behalf, finding the best priced consultants to ensure our budget is not exceeded. Answering question we might have or pointing us in the right direction whilst looking for builders. Unfortunately our budget did not stretch to employ Jane through the tender stage.However Jane has kept her eyes peeled for builders she could recommend to us and has been extremely helpful in this regard.
Jane is extremely professional but more importantly a lovely person to deal with. Coupled with her architectural talent and communication skills this has resulted in a very easy first time renovation for us with stunning results and it is for this reason that we would not hesitate to recommend her as an Architect for other projects. In fact, we hope to engage Jane again in the future when we extend our Edwardian home.” Gabrielle Deal, Client, Yarraville Residential Renovation
“Jane is a delight to work with. Her designs are thoughtful and innovative. Very on hand to answer queries and provide assistance.” Lucy Daffin, Landscape Architect
“Jane Cameron Finlay is a highly competent and expert architect. She is professional, sincere and a pleasure to work with. Jane is passionate about design education and inspires students to learn via innovative exploration of concepts and materials. I highly recommend Jane as an Architect, designer and educator.” Kelly Boucher, Project Co-ordinator, Eco Cubby
“I asked Jane to give us advice about a bathroom reno. One of the things that sets Jane apart from many other architects/designers is her open and frank views. She’s totally upfront about costs, products and what to be mindful of. Jane is also really smart about not trying to push ideas that will in all likelihood prove to be expensive and unnecessary.
Jane is personable and we are using her advice to launch a full scale attack on our bathroom!” Lynne Witynski, Client, Sandringham Residential Bathroom Renovation
“I worked with Jane for 4 years in London. During that time she completed some of the biggest and most challenging projects in the office at the time (2 Burberry flagship stores), both on time and within budget. For a while they were even running concurrently. Impressive!” W.Dawson, Architect, William Dawson Architecture, London
“I have worked with Jane on a number of projects over many years. I have found Jane’s work to be well considered, beautiful and elegant but also pragmatic and practical. Jane has a great eye for details and an extensive knowledge of construction.” Felice Carlino, Interior Designer, SuMu Design
“Whilst working with Jane, I found her to be somebody who had strong management skills and was extremely capable of implementing the Client’s brief in relation to design, programme and budget. She also took a proactive interest in her fellow consultants’ roles to enable the brief to be met.” Marc Moro, Director, MPA Construction Consultants, London
“I worked with Jane over 4 years at London based architecture practice Mark Pinney Associates. We worked both together and separately on highly demanding projects for Burberry, as well as other retail clients. Jane is both highly competent, and committed to her craft. I have no hesitation in recommending her and absolute confidence in her succeeding in whatever project she undertakes.” Jane Heath, Architect, Heath Walker Studio (colleague on Burberry Moscow Store)
“I am a photographic stylist and I worked with photographer Jack Lovel on one of Jane’s recent projects. Jane was so great to work with, quick to respond to emails etc… and an all round lovely lady.” Beckie Littler, Stylist
“I worked with Jane Cameron in London, on some great projects for Burberry. She’s has a high level of attention to detail to all aspects of the project. Highly recommended.” Barney Teng, Architect (colleague on Burberry Knightsbridge & Barcelona Flagship Stores)