Jane Cady Rathbone is Chairman and Design Principal at Hanbury. Through her 40 years of practice, she has had significant influence on the planning and design of university campuses and the strategic position of the firm, with work represented on more than 150 campuses throughout the United States and abroad. Jane has taught and shared frequently through presentations and teaches issues related to campus architecture, the creative process and the firm’s Legacy Programs, including nine years as an instructor for one of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design Executive Education summer courses.
In addition to project and firm engagement, Jane has served on numerous design juries, the board of directors for the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, and several regional arts boards and higher education associations. In 2008 Jane was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA, in 2012 she was named a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, in 2017 she was honored by AIA Virginia with William C. Noland Medal, and in 2019 she received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Rhodes College for her leadership in transforming their campus.
Jane believes that architecture is a team sport and great outcomes are the result of great teamwork. As the new regional representative for the Region of The Virginia’s College of Fellows, Jane hopes to explore opportunities to collaborate with the Fellows of the Virginia’s to see how ‘the team’, individually and collectively, can learn from each other, enjoy time together and meaningfully give back to our profession.