Through the initiative and support of Director Pat Scanlon, the GEORGE H. SCANLON FOUNDATION has generously funded an annual George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture since 1998. The 2018 George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture celebrates this enduring and successful 20-year lecture series by featuring the work of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, presented by both of its principals, Eric Höweler and J. Meejin Yoon.
“Höweler + Yoon is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio founded in 2005 by principals Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon. Engaged in projects of all scales, the award-winning multidisciplinary practice operates in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Engaged in academic, institutional, civic, and cultural projects, Höweler + Yoon is committed to both the practice-of and prospects-for architecture. From concept to construct, Höweler + Yoon is determined to realize the built idea and to test projects through the dynamic interaction between the construct and the larger public.
Eric Höweler, AIA, LEED AP (b. Cali, Colombia) is an architect, educator, and co-founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Höweler is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to forming Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Höweler was a Senior Designer at Diller + Scofidio where he worked on the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Juilliard School/ Lincoln Center in New York. As an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, he was the senior designer on the 118 story ICC Tower in Hong Kong. Eric is the co-author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009) and author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now (Rizzoli/Universe Publishers 2003).
J. Meejin Yoon, AIA, FAAR (b. Seoul, Korea) is a Korean-American architect and designer. In 2014, Yoon was appointed as the first female Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yoon is a registered architect and founder of MY Studio and Höweler + Yoon Architecture. Awarded the Irwin Sizer award for Most Significant Improvement (and Innovation) to Education at MIT in 2013, the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, the Athena RISD Emerging Designer Award in 2008, Architecture Record’s Design Vanguard Award in 2007, the Rome Prize in Design in 2005, and a Fulbright Fellowship in 1998, Yoon’s work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. Her design research investigates new intersections between space, technology, and materiality. Yoon is the co-author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009) and author of Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers 2008).” - Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Previous George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecturers were: (2017) Michiel Riedijk / Neutelings Riedijk Architects REDUX.5, (2016) Iñaki Ábalos / Ábalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos REDUX.4, (2015) James Corner / Field Operations REDUX.3, (2014) Elizabeth Diller / Diller Scofido + Renfro REDUX.2, (2013) Winy Maas / MVRDV REDUX, (2012) George Hargreaves / Hargreaves Associates, (2011) Jürgen Mayer H. / J. MAYER H. Architects, (2010) Merrill Elam / Mack Scoggin Merrill Elam Architects, (2009) Sol Madridejos / SANCHO-MADRIDEJOS, (2008) Nader Tehrani / office dA, (2007) Elias Torres / Martinez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos, (2006) Matthias Sauerbruch / sauerbruch hutton, (2005) Michiel Riedijk / Neutelings Riedijk Architects, (2004) Iñaki Abalos / Abalos & Herreros, (2003) Petra Blaisse / INSIDE OUTSIDE, (2002) James Corner / Field Operations, (2000) Dave Hickey / UNLV, (1999) Elizabeth Diller / Diller + Scofidio and (1998) Winy Maas / MVRDV.
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J. Meejin Yoon, photography by Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Eric Höweler, photography by Höweler + Yoon Architecture
Swing Time, Boston, MA, design by Höweler + Yoon Architecture, photography by John Horner
Bridge House, McLean, VA, design by Höweler + Yoon Architecture, photography by Jeff Wolfram
This lecture was organized by the ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE/INTERIORS Department at Otis College of Art and Design, with Linda Pollari, Chair.