MIRA LOCHER portrait
  • Associate Professor, School Of Architecture
  • Chair School of Architecture

Research Summary

Mira Locher's research and teaching focus on design practices and processes, community engagement through architectural design, and on Japanese architecture, gardens, and design. She is the author of three books, Super Potato Design, Traditional Japanese Architecture, and Zen Gardens. She is an avid traveler with a keen interest in traditional building crafts and vernacular settlements.

Education

  • B.A., architecture and urbanism, Smith College. Project: Learning from the American Vernacular
  • M.Arch., architecture, University of Pennsylvania. Project: The Vermont Zen Center

Biography

Mira (Mimi) Locher is an educator, writer, and practicing architect working in the U.S. and Japan. She is the Chair of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah and a partner in Kajika Architecture. She is the author of three books, Super Potato Design, Traditional Japanese Architecture, and Zen Gardens.