Jane Martin is an architecture educator and historian, and resident of historic San Antonio, Texas. She is an adjunct instructor at San Antonio College, where she teaches the History of Architecture
Jane received her Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. She studied in Rome and Florence during a University of Houston Summer Design Studio in collaboration with the University of Rome, and has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago for the Chicago Architectural Club. Her Bachelor of Arts in Art History is from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jane’s lifelong passion for architectural history has led her to become a seasoned explorer, who has travelled extensively throughout the world. She has chaperoned students from the International School of The Americas to Takayama (Hida) and Kyoto, Japan and Zacatecas, Mexico. Collaborating with artist, Thom Ricks, she co-led adults on a history and sketching tour throughout Umbria, Tuscany, and Rome focusing on the architecture and cultural history of the Etruscan, Umbrian, and Roman civilizations.
Twenty years ago Jane began teaching History of Architecture as an Adjunct Professor at San Antonio College. She has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award for Teaching and the San Antonio College Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
Jane is currently a Docent Emeritus Ambassador at the McNay Art Museum where she teaches the museum’s historic and modern architecture to incoming docents. She has given also public lectures on historic San Antonio museums.
Jane is a Certified Professional Guide with the Professional Tour Guide Association of San Antonio, a San Antonio Certified Tourism Ambassador and a member of the San Antonio Conservation Society. Her latest endeavor is working with AIA San Antonio to provide specialty architecture tours for San Antonio.