Meejin Yoon is Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT. She is also a licensed architect and founder of MY Studio and Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP. Yoon’s work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. Her work has been awarded the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design; the Athena RISD Emerging Designer Award; Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard Award; the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award; and the Rome Prize in Design. Her work has been exhibited in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain, and the National Art Center in Tokyo. Along with its many research and public space projects, the studio designed the offices for the Boston Society of Architects and the Sean Collier Memorial at MIT honoring the police officer killed following the Boston Marathon bombing.
Yoon’s design research investigates new intersections between space, technology and materiality. She is the author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon and MY Studio, and Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig. The studio’s work has been published in Architect (cover), Architectural Record, Domus, Interior Design, I.D., The New York Times, and The Boston Globe.
Over the past decade at MIT Yoon has taught in both the Masters of Architecture program and the Undergraduate Architecture Studio sequence. Her studios focus on complex public building programs that engage contemporary cultural issues. Yoon received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.
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