Jane Hutton is Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture and teaches core studio and courses in landscape representation and the ecology of construction materials. She is Director of the GSD Materials Collection in the Loeb Design Library. Her current research looks at the expanded consequences of material practice in landscape architecture, examining linkages between the spatial and social forms of the sites of production and consumption.
As a senior designer at PLANT Architect Inc., she focused on public and institutional landscapes including the award winning project to renovate Nathan Phillips Square—Toronto’s city hall plaza and podium roof garden, Liza's Roof Garden at the Royal Ontario Museum, and the winning entry for the Market Square Competition in Stratford, Ontario. Independent design works include a prototype urban agriculture and soil regeneration project at Parc Downsview Park, an installation at the Jardins de Métis International Garden Festival, and Toronto’s first public orchard. In 2010, she curated Erratics: A Genealogy of Rock Landscape Featuring the Work of Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes, an exhibition at the GSD that looked at the cultural and scientific antecedents of contemporary design interests in glacial erratics and geological time scales. Hutton a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, and is co-editor of Issues: 01 Service and 02 Materialism.
Hutton is a registered landscape architect and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, where she received the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Medal for Design Excellence, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, where she studied the ecology of culturally and economically significant palms in eastern Panama.