Jane Duncombe

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Dates of Birth and Death

July 22, 1925 - November 24, 2015


Whitby, Ontario, Canada


  • Art Institute of Chicago, B.A.
  • Chicago, B.A.


  • Partnership with Lois Gottlieb (1954-1956), San Fransisco, CA
  • Duncombe, Roland and Miller (1964-1973)
  • A. Jane Duncombe, Architect/Planner, Amador City, CA


California, commercial, institutional, residential


Early life and education

Jane Dumcombe was born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada in 1925. While attending the Art Institute of chicago, Duncombe took an interest in architecture. She studied under Polish architect Marya Lilien. Duncombe went on to become a charter apprentice at Frank Lloyd’s Taliesin.

Major Buildings and Projects

  • White Oaks Theater, Carmel Valley, CA
  • Windsor Oaks Winery, Sonoma, CA
  • Kenwood Country Store, Kenwood, CA
  • Marin County Convalescent and Rehabiliation Hospital, Tiburon, CA
  • Shelter Hill Apartments, Mill Valley, CA
  • Bethlehem Tower Model, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Joyce thurkauf Residence, Amador City, CA (1987)

Institutional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects, California