Jane Wolff is associate professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a landscape and urban designer in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her project experience ranged from private gardens to urban design guidelines for the Main Post of the Presidio of San Francisco. Before her appointment at the University of Toronto, she taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture, and Washington University's Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design. She is the author of Delta Primer, a book designed to educate diverse audiences about the contested landscape of the California Delta. Her research deals with the hybrid landscapes produced by natural process and cultural intervention. Her study topics have included the architecture of the Finnish railway system, the history of land reclamation in the Netherlands, and the reconstructed landscapes of the Tennessee Valley Authority; current projects in progress deal with the urban ecology of Saint Louis, and the rehabilitation of Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans.
Bay Lexicon is a visual dictionary made up of illustrated flash cards, exploring the landscape visible from the Bay Observatory’s windows as well as places and phenomena along the shoreline between Fort Point and Hunters Point.