JuneJuly is Kyle Hovenkotter and Jake Matatyaou, a design studio based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. JuneJuly stages experiences (spaces, installations, things, ideas) that go beyond what’s seen, to produce effects that must be heard, felt, tasted, and lived.

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JuneJuly is a design studio based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. We are trained as architects, but believe that architecture is about more than the design of buildings. We use architecture as a visceral mode of communication to provide alternatives to the rapid proliferation of images and its resultant flattening of everyday life. We draw from interaction design, experience design, film, and music to offer a renewed interest in the human body and its situation in the world. We deploy familiar materials and mediums in unfamiliar ways. We make spaces, experiences, things, and ideas that make us more aware of how we live.

JuneJuly is Kyle Hovenkotter and Jake Matatyaou.  Kyle Hovenkotter is a designer and educator in Brooklyn, New York. He received an M. Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2012 where he was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal, and a B.A. in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington in 2008. He has worked as a designer, strategist and futurist for global brands and institutions like Google, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. He teaches architecture and urban design at the Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Barnard College and the Cooper Union.  Jake Matatyaou is a designer and educator in Los Angeles, California. Matatyaou received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UCLA in 2001, a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University in 2008, and an M.Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2012. Matatyaou is a Lecturer at the school of Architecture and Urban Design (AUD) atthe University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he teaches design studio and design theory.

JuneJuly is Kyle Hovenkotter and Jake Matatyaou.

Kyle Hovenkotter is a designer and educator in Brooklyn, New York. He received an M. Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2012 where he was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal, and a B.A. in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington in 2008. He has worked as a designer, strategist and futurist for global brands and institutions like Google, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. He teaches architecture and urban design at the Pratt Institute, Columbia University, Barnard College and the Cooper Union.

Jake Matatyaou is a designer and educator in Los Angeles, California. Matatyaou received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from UCLA in 2001, a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University in 2008, and an M.Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2012. Matatyaou is a Lecturer at the school of Architecture and Urban Design (AUD) atthe University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he teaches design studio and design theory.