Eric Höweler, AIA, LEED AP (b. Cali, Colombia) is an architect and educator, founding principal of Höweler + Yoon Architecure and Assistant Professor in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University and completed his high school education at the International School Bangkok. Prior to forming Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Eric worked for two internationally recognized firms during his first ten years of practice. 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. Höweler is LEED AP and a registered architect in states of New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. He is the co-author of Expanded Practice, Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio (Princeton Architectural Press 2009) and author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now (Universe Architecture Series, 2004).
Höweler + Yoon is an award-winning international design firm (Boston-Munich) recognized for innovative work across the domains of architecture, urban design, public space, immersive experience, and design strategy. Founded in 2005, Höweler + Yoon has earned a reputation as a pioneering design practice, integrating emerging technologies into both architecture design and building construction. H+Y is as much a laboratory as a studio, transforming speculative ideas into built realities across scales ranging from an installation to a city street, to a new cultural institution, to a campus.
Höweler + Yoon is engaged in academic, institutional, civic, and cultural projects across the United States, Europe and Asia. H+Y Architecture has received the Audi Urban Futures Award, the Design Vanguard Award, the AR+D Emerging Architects Award, and multiple AIA awards, as well as the United States Artists award in Architecture and the Rome Prize in Design. From their acclaimed Audi Urban Futures project to their White Noise White Light plaza for the Athens 2004 Olympics, Höweler Yoon has demonstrated that they can transform speculative and imaginative ideas into extraordinary built realities.
Current projects include: a masterplan for Audi’s headquarter expansion in Ingolstadt, Germany; the new MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA; the Circus Conservatory of America in Portland, Maine; the Canaan Motor Club in Canaan, New Hampshire; the Union Square D-2 Redevelopment; and Floatlab in the Schyulkill River. Their diverse projects operate within an expanded practice to invent new form and new experiences for the public. H+Y is a design intensive, rigorous, and forward thinking practice.
The work of H+Y was published in Expanded Practice, by Princeton Architectural Press (2009). Their work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the National Art Center in Tokyo, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Their work has been published and reviewed in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Domus, Interior Design Magazine, and I.D. Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times and published in the following books: Expanded Practice (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009), Young Architects Americas (DAAB 2007), Material Process: Young Architects 4 (Princeton Architectural Press 2003).