J. Meejin Yoon is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology based in Cambridge, MA, USA.
Her current research interests are: architecture; urbanism; design; public space; transportation.
She is also the Co-Founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture and MY Studio based in Boston, MA, USA. She received the New Generation Design Leadership Award (2015) by Architectural Record, the Audi Urban Futures Award (2012), the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design (2008), Architecture Record’s Design Vanguard Award (2007), the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award (2007), and the Rome Prize in Design (2005). Her design work and research investigates intersections between architecture, technology and public space.
J. Meejin Yoon is the author of Expanded Practice: Projects by Höweler + Yoon and MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), Public Works: Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (MAP Book Publishers, 2008), and Absence, a World Trade Center Memorial artist book (Printed Matter and the Whitney Museum of Art, 2003).
Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain, and the National Art Center in Tokyo.
She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University with the AIA Henry Adams Medal in 1995, a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design with Distinction from Harvard University in 1997, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Korea in 1998.
J. Meejin Yoon was a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards jury for Asia Pacific in 2017.