Jane Jones-Warner has had her own architectural practice for over 25 years. Her work ranges in scale from designing individual new pieces of furniture to large repair and conservation projects, one-off conversions and new build applications, all generally in sensitive and/or historic settings. She is also Inspecting Architect to many churches. As an architect accredited in building conservation, she understands the philosophy of conservation and enjoys the careful and delicate approach required for historic building repair.
Jane has developed a style of architecture which incorporates contemporary design using traditional materials. Nowadays she spends her time developing initial design phases of a project, in addition to providing technical advice and support relating to many conservation issues in a consultancy role.
Jane has both taught in the design studio and lectured on the technical aspects of architecture. She has presented practice case studies to various groups of professionals, together with landowners and stakeholders.
Jane has worked for clients applying for and implementing Historic England and Natural England grant aided schemes. In addition she has worked in a specialist consultancy role as an Historic Buildings Architect to English Heritage, providing technical administration and professional management for the Repair Grants for Historic Buildings, Monuments and Designed Landscapes (HBMDL) scheme and Places of Worship (RPOW), covering the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Jane was an assessor for the Royal Institute of British Architects on their Conservation Register and chaired their Steering Committee from 2018 to 2020, leading the RIBA in conservation accreditation. In 2016 and 2019 she was a judge on the RIBA Regional Awards as their conservation expert.
Jane is Chair to the Fabric Advisory Committee to Portsmouth Cathedral, Trustee at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, a committee member to Exeter Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches and has recently been recruited to advise on the Heritage and Crafts Committee for The Radcliffe Trust. In 2021 she was voted Sussex Heritage Person of the Year.