Hames Sharley is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Sorby as Interior Design Principal based in the practice’s New South Wales studio.

Jane adds a wealth of experience to Hames Sharley’s Workplace & Interiors portfolio, a division that has already been supplemented with a number of previous appointments in the past 12 months.

She is an award-winning, highly experienced interior designer known for managing multi-disciplinary design teams and planning new facilities for government and corporate clients.

Jane has advised on design approaches and change management in the workplace for large Top 100+ organisations including Queensland Government 1WS, Queensland Rail, Sydney Airport Corporation, Arup and Brisbane City Council.

Acting as project director she has to lead the workplace design team throughout project delivery for clients such as Merrill Lynch (Bank of America), Suncorp, Westpac Banking Corporation, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Perpetual Trustees, Qantas and Lend Lease Retail.

Often working with tight budgets, her designs yield enormous benefits for organisations by improving their workspace and commitment to sustainability, and understanding building use space more efficiently, thus saving energy, operational costs and reducing carbon emissions.

Her enthusiasm is in understanding how people use space, how buildings operate in practice, and how to create buildings that really work for the people who inhabit them.