Lynn Fitzpatrick teaches studies in the departments of Architecture and Interior Architecture + Design in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Her interest in lightweight architecture, particularly structural surfaces and long span building enclosures, influences her creative work in weaving. She investigates methods of inducing tension into textiles through material choice and weave structure. Recent work with students expands upon how high-tech fibers and textiles can be tensioned using structural elements found in architecture such as columns, tension cables, and structural frames. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture from Rice University.