JANA REVEDIN is an architect PhD and holds the Professorship of Architecture and Design at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.
She was born in Constance, Germany in 1965 where she trained as a cabinetmaker before studying architecture in Buenos Aires, Princeton and at Milan Polytechnic, gaining her diploma in 1991 with a thesis entitled The Concept of Open Space in the Social Architecture of the German Avant-Garde.
From 1991 she taught as Aldo Rossis assistant at the IUAV Venice, where she qualified as a teacher of architecture and was awarded a PhD for her dissertation: Monument and Modernity: Hallenbauten as the Elements of Construction of the Democratic Town.
She has been guest professor at Federico II University Naples, Milan Polytechnic, Beuth University Berlin, Ecole Speciale dŽArchitecture Paris and Umea University and is the author of numerous publications on contemporary architectural theory, focusing on participative sustainable processes in architecture and urban design.
In 1996 she founded her own architectural practice, which specializes in sustainable architecture and urban renewal. In 2006 she was appointed Curator of the European [1:1] Student Competition on Sustainable Architecture and she is the creator of its pedagogical making concept. In 2007 she became the Founder and Curator of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture and since 2009 she has directed LOCUS, the fund that guarantees the scientific independence of the Global Award and federates the winners in research and participative urban renewal projects. LOCUS is put under the patronage of UNESCO.
Jana Revedin serves as UNESCO scientific delegate to the International Union of Architects Education Commission and is member of the Board of Governors of the GdF SUEZ Urban Strategy Council as much as of the Rexel Foundation. Her research line The Radicant City: Participative design for social inclusion inside the research area Sustainable Architecture and Urban Futures is approved by the Swedish FORMAS Agency.