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Photo of Höweler + Yoon office with J. Meejin Yoon standing on the right

As the founder of Höweler + Yoonarge, an internationally recognized architecture firm,Meejin Yoon‘s practice works with a wide range of scales to furniture scale installations to buildings to landscaping projects. With her partner, the two leads their practice to constantly challenge the relationship between architecture, art and landscape. Media is often used to enrich the architectural experience she designs. A lot of experiential installations are made so she can observe and propose new ways for the public to interact with. One example of this is the UNI project that was installed in New York, with aims to create a mobile, and reconfigurable public “reading” space. A series of yellow caps, or “quills” as they are referred to by the architects, doubles as a bench and also protects the books on the wood shelves. Yoon’s personal accomplishments are also notable with as she is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she received the Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education. She was also awarded Architectural Review’s New Generation Design Leadership Award.


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