Kevin Nute's research focuses on positive visual qualities of built environments that resonate across cultures, in particular manifestations of time. He teaches architectural design and courses in spatial ordering, architectural typology, time responsive building design, and Japanese architecture and aesthetics. He is currently researching the natural animation of indoor spaces as part of a forthcoming book Living Space: Animating Buildings with the Sun, Wind and Rain, work that began in 2005/6 when he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. His most recent book, Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture (Routledge, 2004), explores how buildings can be designed to express the fundamental parameters of existence, and was funded by grants from the Japan Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Nute has authored numerous articles for international journals on architectural history, theory and environmental design, and has lectured extensively at schools of architecture and public venues in Europe, East Asia, North America and Australasia. He began his architectural career at the University of Nottingham, England, where he won the Shimeld Architecture Prize and the East Midlands Royal Institute of British Architects President's Prize before going on to work in professional practices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He earned his doctorate at Jesus College and the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies at Cambridge University, where he won Fulbright and Japanese Ministry of Education scholarships to pursue his doctoral work as a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Tokyo, Japan. His first book, Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan (Van Nostrand, 1993), examined the integration of disparate sources of inspiration in the building design process, and received the 1994 International Architectural Monograph Award from the American Institute of Architects. He taught part-time at Cambridge until 1995, when he accepted a Japan Foundation Research Fellowship at the University of Tokyo to study relationships between space and time in Japanese architecture. In January 1996 he was appointed associate professor of architecture at another Japanese national university, Muroran Institute of Technology, where he directed a research laboratory for five years before joining the University of Oregon in 2000.