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DESIGN 141: Better Landscape & Watershape Lighting

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how lighting responds to varying needs from one area to another within a site.
  • Recognize lighting changes from day to night, from one season to another, and over the years as landscapes mature.
  • Interpret how visual composition varies from one person to another.
  • Identify how to visually connect the landscape, water environment, and interior spaces of the home.


Moyer shares her expertise in lighting to connect several environments (indoor, outdoor, water, etc.) with attention to the multiplicity of needs and dynamics of light throughout the hours, seasons, and years of a project. Learn how landscape spaces change from one view, viewing location, or perspective to another. Control the lighting design to achieve certain effects and get inspired with some photos of beautiful lighting work.

Time/ Credits

2:00 hrs


Janet Lennox Moyer

President of Jan Moyer Design, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ
(518) 235-4756

  • Author of The Landscape Lighting Book and She Paints With Light, Volume 2
Janet Lennox Moyer

Janet Lennox Moyer, IALD, an internationally known lighting designer. As a recipient of many design awards, she has also she judged lighting competitions, been published extensively in magazines, newspapers, and books and has taught all over the world since serving as teaching assistant for her undergraduate lighting course at Michigan State University.

Moyer’s practice has included interior, commercial, and residential lighting, but her emphasis shifted to landscape lighting in 1983. Moyer taught landscape lighting at UC Berkeley and Rutgers University in the Landscape Continuing Education for many years. Moyer had also studied plant identification, plant propagation and pathology, garden design and layout at UC Berkeley, Merritt College, and local Extension courses for years. Some of her lighting projects include of Levi Plaza (San Francisco); the Detroit Civic Center; several city blocks in downtown Tacoma, Washington for Pierce Transit and many others.