Mimi Locher is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. In addition to design studios, she teaches courses on Japanese architectural history and materials and construction technology in Japanese architecture. She worked for the architecture firm of Team Zoo Atelier Mobile in Japan for seven years and is a founding partner (with Takayuki Murakami) of Kajika Architecture, with projects in the U.S. and Japan. Mimi is the author of three books on Japanese architecture, gardens, and design –Traditional Japanese Architecture, Zen Gardens, and Super Potato Design. She has more than twenty years of experience guiding tours of Japanese buildings and gardens and enjoys introducing and interpreting Japanese culture.