Jane Johnson Architects is involved in the following projects in order to lend professional skills to clients who may otherwise not be able to benefit from them.
The Anganwadi Project
Jane Johnson is the Architectural Advisor on the Board of The Anganwadi Project (TAP), a not-for-profit Australian organisation designing and building anganwadi (pre-schools) in the urban slums of Ahmedabad in India. TAP recruits Australian design professionals who volunteer their time to live and work in India for 4- 6 months to oversee the design and construction of these schools. TAP works in partnership with Manav Sadhna, (an Indian NGO) who is based in Mahatma Gandhi’s Ashram and who carries out Gandhi’s work.
TAP’s focus is on community engagement and design considerations such as efficient space planning, ventilation and natural light.
My Home Respite Centre
Jane Johnson was a member of Architects Without Frontiers when they were looking for a Sydney architect to help the Australian Council for Women's Affairs (ACWA) with My Home Respite Centre. At the time ACWA was running a day respite centre for intellectually disabled adults from a very ordinary, not fit-for-purpose, fibro house in Birrong, in Sydney's western suburbs. Their dream was to build a beautiful new purpose built facility. As a Director of AJ+C at the time, Jane suggested the firm provide pro-bono services, which it did.
Learn how you can help ACWA with the ongoing running of their brand new My Home Respite Centre on their Facebook page.