J. Meejin Yoon is an architect, designer, and educator. She is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yoon is the co-founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP and MY Studio. Her design work and research investigate intersections between architecture, technology, and public space.
Yoon has been widely recognized for her innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and work. She received the ACADIA Teaching Award in 2016, the New Generation Design Leadership Award by Architectural Record in 2015, 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, and the Rome Prize in Design in 2005. Her design work has received numerous awards including the Progressive Architecture Award, the Architecture Record’s Design Vanguard Award, the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices Award, as well as national and local AIA awards and honors.