Kevin Nute

Research Interests:
Time in Built Space, Japanese Architecture and Urbanism
Phone: 541-346-0048
Office: 316 Lawrence Hall

PhD University of Cambridge, 1993
BArch University of Nottingham, 1985 (1st Class Honors, Royal Institute of British Architects East-Midlands President's Prize)
BA Architecture and Environmental Design. University of Nottingham, 1981 (Ist Class Honors, Shimeld Architecture Prize)

Kevin Nute is an architectural theorist, educator and author. He teaches architectural design and courses in spatial ordering, building types, time in built environments, and Japanese space. He began his career at the University of Nottingham, where he won the Shimeld and East Midlands Royal Institute of British Architects President’s design prizes before going on to work in architectural practices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He earned his doctorate at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies at the University of Cambridge, and prior to joining the University of Oregon in 2000 he was a visiting lecturer at Cambridge and an associate professor of architecture at Muroran Institute of Teachnology, a national university in Japan.

Nute has been a Fulbright scholar and research associate at the University of California, Berkeley, a Japanese Ministry of Education Scholar, a Japan Foundation Research Fellow, and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, as well as a visiting teaching fellow at the University of Tasmania and a visiting research fellow at the University of Queensland.

He is the author of Vital: Using the Weather to Bring Buildings and Sustainability to Life (2014); John Yeon and the Landscape Arts of China and Japan (2010); Place, Time and Being in Japanese Architecture (2004); and Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan (1993/2000, winner of an International Architectural Monograph Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1994). His latest book, Naturally Animated Architecture (London: World Scientific, 2108) demonstrates how the movements of the sun, wind and rain can be used to improve the well-being of people in buildings while raising their awareness of sustainable living practices. Scannable augmented reality codes embedded in the print edition’s photographs enable more than fifty video and audio clips of natural indoor animation to be accessed using a smart phone. This new mode of architectural monograph is available in hardback from, and as an eBook from Amazon, Rakuten Kobo and the Apple i-Book Store.