Live interview with Eric Höweler as part of Virtual Design Festival

Architect Eric Höweler of Höweler + Yoon spoke to Dezeen in a live Screentime conversation sponsored by Enscape as part of Virtual Design Festival.

The Boston-based architect discussed his work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Höweler is the co-founder of the Boston architecture practice, which he runs together with partner Meejin Yoon. He is an associate professor in architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Eric Höweler wearing an open-source face shield he printed in his studio
Eric Höweler wearing an open-source face shield he printed in his studio

During the coronavirus pandemic, Höweler has been involved in open-source projects to design and produce face shields and patient isolation hoods for use in hospitals.

Developed in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard GSD and doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, the lightweight patient isolation hoods fit over coronavirus patients' upper bodies to protect medical staff treating them.

Live interview with Eric Höweler as part of Virtual Design Festival
Höweler is the co-founder of Boston architecture firm Höweler + Yoon

Previous projects completed by Höweler + Yoon include a canopy made from steel modules that provide an area of shade for a small park in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 2015, the architecture studio completed a house in Virginia made from stacked blocks able to accommodate three generations of a family at once.

Höweler + Yoon is currently in construction for an educational facility for the Circus Conservatory in Portland, Maine, which will house America's first-ever accredited degree programme in circus arts.

Screentime interviews feature leading architects

Other creatives featured in our Screentime series include design studio Space PopularUNStudio founder Ben van Berkel, architect Alison Brooks and Chris Precht.

This Screentime conversation is sponsored by Enscape, a virtual-reality and real-time rendering plugin for architectural design programme Autodesk Revit.

Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list, contact us at virtualdesignfestival@dezeen.com.