Inside SCI-Arc


10.10.07 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Meejin Yoon + Eric Höweler: Public Works: Projects in Play

Principals, MY Studio/ Howeler + Yoon Architecture, Boston

MY Studio/ Howeler + Yoon Architecture is a multidisciplinary practice, operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Engaged in projects of all scales, they believe in an embodied experience of architecture, seeing media as materials and its effects as palpable elements of architectural speculation. Specializing in interactive environments and intersect in the relationship between technology and the body, they are determined to translate conceptual ideas in the real world, testing projects ranging from concept clothing, artist books, installation and architecture through the dynamic interaction between the construct and the larger public.

MY Studio/ Howeler + Yoon’s work was featured in the 2006 National Design Biennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. They were one of five finalists in the 2006 PS!/MOMA Young Architects Competition and were selected for the Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices in 2007. Their work has been reviewed and published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, the New Yorker, Domus, Archis, and ID Magazine.

Eric Howeler (b. Cali, Colombia) is a registered architect and architectural writer. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University. He is currently a Design Critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has previously taught at City College of New York. Prior to forming Howeler + Yoon Architecture, Eric was a senior designer at Diller + Scofidio, and an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. He is the author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now, published by Rizzoli/Universe Publishers in 2003.

J. Meejin Yoon (b. Seoul, Korea) is an architect, designer, and educator. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. She is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of MY Studio. She is the recipient of the Rome prize in 2005, the 5 under 35 Award in 2005, the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League New York in 2002, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Seoul, Korea in 1997. She is the author/designer of Absence, published by Printed Matter and the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2003.