Meejin Yoon (born 1972) 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. In 2004, Yoon founded Höweler+Yoon Architecture with partner Eric Höweler.
Yoon’s work is widely known for pioneering the integration of responsive technologies and architecture to create interactive environments and public spaces. Notable works include White Noise White Light for the Athens 2004 Olympics; Double Horizon for the GSA at the San Ysidro Border Crossing; and the Collier Memorial at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These projects are often cited for their innovative use of emerging technologies in architecture, design and fabrication.
In 2001, Yoon established MY Studio, to pursue creative works at the intersection of architecture, art and technology. With partner Eric Höweler, Yoon founded Höweler+Yoon Architecture in 2004. The firm is an international interdisciplinary design practice working across the domains of architecture, urban design, public space, immersive experience, and design strategy. Höweler + Yoon Architecture is based out of Boston, Massachusetts and Munich, Germany.
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.