Janet Tam, AIA

PrincipalNoll & Tam

Janet Tam, AIA, is a founding partner of Berkeley-based Noll & Tam Architects, a firm that champions women in positions of leadership. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley and is a member of The American Institute of Architects, Society of College and University Planners, and California Parks and Recreation Society. A LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C), Janet is noted for her ability to analyze complex programs and synthesize all components into aesthetically pleasing architectural design. She has special expertise in collaborative and participatory design and has focused her practice on the importance of inclusive community process.

Janet’s passion for the arts has influenced her design approach. She served as Principal in Charge of the Berkeley YMCA-PG&E Teen Center (LEED Platinum certified and recipient of an Energy + Sustainability Citation AIA Award from the SF Chapter) and the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands, and is currently leading the design of a new community center for the City of Los Altos. Janet also directed the design of a new visitor center and an interpretive building at the Oakland Zoo as part of a new exhibit area showcasing native California species, set to open in the summer of 2018.

Session: Equity + Leadership - Women in Leadership on Equity and Practice