Emerging Voices winner profile

Höweler + Yoon

Höweler + Yoon | Loop, New York, NY, 2006. Image courtesy Höweler + Yoon

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Höweler + Yoon won a 2007 award.

Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon of Boston and New York-based Höweler + Yoon “believe in an embodied experience of architecture, seeking media as material and its effects as palpable elements of architectural speculation.”

Their projects, operating in “the space between architecture, art, and landscape,” include Building 2345, a mixed-use building in Washington, DC; Lo Rez Hi Fi, an interactive light and sound installation, also in Washington; White Noise White Light, an installation for the 2004 Athens Olympics; and the Möbius Dress, a garment simultaneously “inside-out and outside-in.”

Höweler and Yoon are featured in the 2007 Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and were finalists in the PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program Competition. Additionally, they are recipients of the Rome Prize and I.D. Magazine’s Annual Review Award, as well as past winners of the Architectural League’s Young Architects Forum competition.

Meejin Yoon is Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.