Dr. Lisa Moffitt’s fieldwork published in Journal of Landscape Architecture

January 22, 2022

The most recent issue of the Journal of Landscape Architecture features work by Associate Professor Lisa Moffitt, exploring techniques for tracking wind patterns through a rural landscape. 

The 13-page article, Wind Grid, appears as part of the thinking eye series in the journal’s Volume 16, Issue 2 (2021).


“Designers often represent wind on a site as a field of vectors,” writes Dr. Moffitt. “This representation of wind presents a simultaneity and totality that is inconsistent with how we experience it as a dispersed, variable, fleeting phenomenon. Was it possible to align the two?” 


This question prompted a series of studies, including full-scale site installations, hand-drawn site mappings, surveys, paintings, and physical models.

Images of these experiments illustrate the pages of the article and the journal cover. The text explains Moffitt’s project to understand the “vivid and experiential” wind on a rural property in Huron Country, ON. 


The article is available through MacOdrum Library’s E-Resources.  

About Lisa Moffitt 

Lisa Moffitt is an associate professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University. Her work explores reciprocities between environmental processes, physical models that alter these processes, and the models of architecture they suggest. Her research has been published in Landscape Research, Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD), Architectural Research Quarterly (Arq), and Architecture and Culture. Her design work as founder of Studio Moffitt has also been published widely, including in Dwell Magazine. She is currently completing a bookArchitecture’s Model Environments, (UCL Press, Design Research in Architecture series).