Eric Howeler

Associate Professor of Architecture

Eric Höweler is Associate Professor of Architecture. He teaches in the core studio sequence and offers courses in other areas, including building assemblies.

Höweler was born in Cali, Colombia and received his degrees, Bachelor of Architecture and Masters of Architecture, from Cornell University. He is a principal of Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP. HYA is a multidisciplinary practice working between architecture, art and media. Their multi-disciplinary projects include architecture, interactive environments, interiors, installations, furniture, concept clothing and artist books.  They embrace all scales as an opportunity to engage design research to investigate the relationships between form/performance, interactivity/media, and inhabitation/event. HYA’s work is the subject of a monograph entitled: Expanded Practice, Howeler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2009. Awarded the Architecture League’s Emerging Voices award for 2007 and Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard for 2007, their interactive architecture / landscape projects were featured in the 2006 National Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.  Their work has been included in exhibitions at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.  Their work has been published and reviewed in Architect, Architectural Record, Domus, Interior Design magazine, Architectural Lighting and I.D. Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times and published in the following books: Light Color Sound, Sensory Effects in Contemporary Architecture (Norton, 2010), Utopia Forever (Gestalten 2010), Small Scale, Creative Solutions for Better City Living (PAP 2010), 1000X Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun 2008), Provisional Practices- Emerging Modes of Architectural Practice USA (PAP 2008), and Young Architects Americas (DAAB 2007).

Current projects include the new headquarters for the Boston Society of Architects at Atlantic Wharf, scheduled for completion in November 2011, Skycourts, a 20,000 sf corporate retreat in Chengdu China, Rongsheng Complex, a 2.8 million sf mixed-use structure in Nantong China, and a series of public space immersive environments commissioned by Bharti Airtel in Delhi, India. Recent projects include: Building 2345, a 4,500 sf mixed use building in Washington DC, Low Rez Hi Fi, an interactive public art installation in Washington DC, Light Drift, an interactive light installation for the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, and Windscreen, a project for the MIT 150th Festival of Art Science and Technology. His firm’s website:

Prior to forming HYA, Höweler was a Senior Designer at Diller + Scofidio where he worked on the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Juilliard School projects, and an Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, where he was the senior designer on the 118 story ICC Tower in Hong Kong. He is LEED AP, and a registered architect in state of New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Design School.

He is author of Skyscraper: Vertical Now, published by Rizzoli/Universe Publishers in 2003, and Public Works, Unsolicited Small Projects for the Big Dig (with J. Meejin Yoon and Meredith Miller), published by MAP Book Publishers in 2009, and 1001 Skyscrapers (with J. Meejin Yoon), published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2000. Höweler has published essays and articles in Perspecta, Archis, Thresholds, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architectural Lighting, and Praxis.