2023 The Art of Landscape Lighting

Janet Lennox Moyer, Jan Moyer Design

March 7, 2023

2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

Room Location: Nassau

Credit: 1 LU / HSW

Routledge, London has released Jan’s full color book of all she has learned through 47 years of landscape lighting. Jan will select projects through the book to share the information, ideas, techniques she honed and brought to the industry – helping us understand that landscape lighting is art.

Learning Objectives

  1. Help everyone in lighting understand what is possible through landscape lighting and how to get there
  2. See the effect of multiple techniques used to create an artistic cohesive night scene and apply this to projects immediately.
  3. The design process of landscape lighting varies in several ways from other lighting. Jan discusses the changes and their importance to help people be successful doing landscape lighting.
  4. Showing image after image of a wide range of lighting scenes, along with documentation, helps lighting professionals learn how to talk about the effect landscape lighting has on our clients enjoyment and even their health.


Janet Lennox Moyer
Owner, Jan Moyer Design

Janet Lennox Moyer, IALD, internationally known lighting designer has received many design awards, judged lighting competitions, been published extensively & taught all over the world since serving as teaching assistant for her undergraduate lighting course at MSU. Jan taught landscape lighting at UC Berkeley and Rutgers University in the Landscape Continuing Education departments during the 1980-1990s.

Ms. Moyer’s practice included interior, commercial/residential lighting. Her emphasis shifted to landscape lighting in 1983. Projects include landscape lighting of Levi Plaza,SF, the Detroit Civic Center, Pierce Transit, Tacoma, Washington incorporating a 200 foot long ‘Waterwall’; interior lighting at the Skywalker Ranch, a palace in Abu Dhabi; interior/landscape lighting at the Far Niente Winery, a resort in Safaga, Egypt; several areas of the Chicago Botanic Gardens & the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin, a Palm Aboretum and Conservatory in Northern California, Special residential properties across the nation.

Jan is the author of the internationally acclaimed The Landscape Lighting Book, originally published in 1992 by John Wiley and Sons, now in it’s 3rd edition with expanded information on documentation, garden evolution an extensive drawing appendix, and how the disruptive technology LED changes landscape lighting and how to plan for the future.

Jan’s new book The Art of Landscape Lighting, released April 8, 2022 with over 800 color photos/detail drawings explains Jans’ thinking/planning to respond to project needs and challenges covering her 45 years of design.

In 2010, Jan Founded the International Landscape Lighting Institute, an educational 501(c)(3) Public Charity that holds 5-day, 5-night intensive courses. Each day includes morning lectures, afternoon workshop sessions, and evening mockups. ILLI teams have designed and installed five permanent landscape lighting exhibition in the USA and Tokamachi, Japan.

Jan is committed to sharing her knowledge and striving to raise the bar for the landscape lighting industry.


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