Jane Hutton

Associate Professor

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Biography Summary

Jane Hutton is a landscape architect whose research focuses on the expanded relationships of the act of building – from material flows to labour movements. One stream of Hutton’s work examines the movement of materials as they pass from production landscapes (plantations, quarries, factories) to designed constructions (buildings, landscapes, infrastructure) through demolition and disposal or re-use. She recently completed the book, Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements (Routledge, 2019) that traces five seminal landscape materials that ended up in New York City over the past century. Other publications include an edited volume, Landscript 5: Material Culture – Assembling and Disassembling Landscapes (Jovis, 2017), and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial (Actar, 2020), co-edited with Daniel Ibanez and Kiel Moe. Her writing has been published in venues such as the Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design Magazine, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and is a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy. Hutton’s research has been awarded the EDRA Great Places Book Award (2020), the Robert and Stephanie Olmsted Fellowship (Macdowell Colony, 2019), and a Research Fellowship at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2019). 

Research Interests

  • Architecture
  • Material flows
  • Urban change
  • construction materials
  • landscape architecture
  • environmental change


  • 2004, Master of Landscape Architecture, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto
  • 1999, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Biology and Environmental Science, McGill University


  • ARCH 225 - Theory&Design Contmp Landscape
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ARCH 293 - Design Studio
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ARCH 540 - Architectural History & Theory
    • Taught in 2020
  • ARCH 610 - Arch Research and Analysis
    • Taught in 2019
  • ARCH 684 - Special Topics in Architecture
    • Taught in 2016
  • ARCH 685 - Readings in Architecture
    • Taught in 2017, 2020
  • ARCH 692 - Research & Design Studio I
    • Taught in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Graduate Studies