Expanding Practice Fall Lecture Series Expanding Practice, the title of Space.City's fall lecture series, concentrates on paradigms and people that are reclaiming and reshaping the practice of architecture. The individuals selected to lecture represent a variety of sizes of practices, yet each offer, in their own way, innovative approaches to the process and pursuit of design. Whether it be rethinking the traditional business model of architecture, challenging the boundaries of the discipline, or expanding the conceptual possibilities of architectural effect, all the lecturers will serve to inspire a renewed spirit of design.
Höweler+Yoon Architecture / MY Studio is a multidisciplinary practice, operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape. Engaged in projects of all scales, the firm believes in an embodied experience of architecture, seeing media as material and its effects as palpable elements of architectural speculation. Specializing in interactive environments and interested 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, installations and architecture through the dynamic interaction between the construct and the larger public.
MY Studio's work was featured in the 2006 National Design Triennial 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 PS1/MOMA Young Architects Competition and were selected for the Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices in 2007.
J. Meejin Yoon (b. Seoul, Korea) is an architect, designer, and educator. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of MY Studio (2000) and Howeler + Yoon Architecture (2005). She is the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in Design (2005), the Metro New York 5 under 35 Award (2005), the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York (2002), and Fulbright Fellowship (1997). She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University with the AIA Henry Adams Medal (1995), and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1997).
Eric Howeler (b. Cali, Colombia) is a registered architect, architectural writer, and co-founder of Howeler + Yoon Architecture. He has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eric Howeler is a registered architect in New York, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Washington DC and Virginia. He is the author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now, published by Rizzoli/Universe Publishers in 2003. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University.
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