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Michael Hoehn (he/his)

Associate Instructor



ARCH 4040 Communications Elective

ARCH 6050 Communications Elective

ARCH 6055 Intensive Architectural Communication


Michael Hoehn is an Associate Instructor at theSchool of Architecture, University of Utah. He graduated with a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in New York City, NY. He currently works as a senior computational designer for Buro Happold Engineering, based in NYC, where he helps a variety of teams solve increasingly complex problems through planning and executing computational workflows. He has recently led initiatives throughout Buro’s global offices in developing digital tools for evaluating embodied carbon within the open-sourced coding platform called the Buildings and Habitats object Model (BHoM), eventually winning the 2020 AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Innovation award. Additionally, Michael helps to facilitate a company-wide computational design culture with regular internal instruction sessions as well as client-focused collaborations with globally recognized architectural design firms.

Michael’s work has been published in several professional and academic journals. Michael’s academic research culminated in several featured publications including the GSAPP Abstract (2017-2019 editions), Design Studio Vol. 2: Intelligent Control 2021: Disruptive Technologies: 2021, as well as the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Journal. Michael’s interest throughout architectural practice stems from his many years of experience in construction and fabrication prior to seeking further education from both the University of Utah and Columbia University. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of conventional practice methodologies through the development and implementation of industry-leading technological advancements.