Menil Drawing Institute to open November 3


Paul Hester

The Menil Drawing Institute will open to the public on November 3, 2018. Designed by Johnston Marklee, the institute is the first freestanding facility in the United States created especially for the exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings. The institute will open with the inaugural exhibition,“The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns.”

For more information on the MDI and opening celebrations, visit link below.

Sharon Johnston at Stanford, Wed. April 11

Sharon Johnston will speak at Stanford University as part of their Architecture & Landscape Spring 2018 Lecture Series: VOLUME

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30pm

Lathrop Library 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA 94305
First Floor, Bishop Auditorium

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information on the lecture series, visit the link below.

Mark Lee Appointed Chair of Architecture Dept, Harvard GSD


Eric Staudenmaier

CAMBRIDGE, MA (March 22, 2018)—Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Harvard GSD) announces the appointment of Mark Lee (MArch ’95) as Chair of the Department of Architecture, effective July 1, 2018. Lee has taught at Harvard GSD since 2013 and was recently named Professor in Practice of Architecture, an appointment that also will take effect July 1, 2018. Lee is a principal and founding partner of Johnston Marklee, established in 1998.

Lee succeeds K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who has taught at Harvard GSD since 1988 and served as Interim Chair of the Department of Architecture since 2016.

“I am delighted that Mark Lee has agreed to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Architecture,” says Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at Harvard GSD. “Johnston Marklee is one of the most talented practices currently working in the United States and beyond, and Mark deeply understands the contemporary world of architecture. His vision and leadership will enormously benefit our students and our School in the years to come. As we welcome Mark to this role, I am also incredibly grateful to Michael Hays for his unwavering and ongoing dedication to the Department of Architecture and the GSD.”

“I am honored to be entrusted with the chairmanship of the Department of Architecture at the GSD,” Lee says. “In advancing both the discipline and the profession of architecture, the Department has been without parallel; I look forward to building upon the formidable achievements of my predecessors and this deeply-rooted tradition of excellence. We stand on the threshold of a very challenging, but exciting, future. I feel confident that architecture’s best days lie ahead.”

Sharon Johnston at Texas Tech University, March 23

Sharon Johnston will lecture at the Texas Tech University College of Architecture as part of their Spring 2018 Series: Distance.

Friday, March 23
4pm

College of Architecture Gallery
Texas Tech College of Architecture
Lubbock, TX

Free and open to the public.

Mark Lee at Mextropoli 2018 Festival, Mexico City, March 20

Mark Lee will lecture at the Mextropoli 2018 Festival de Arquitectura Y Ciudad.

Tuesday, March 20
11:05am
Teatro Metropólitan
Mexico City

For additional information about the festival and programs, visit link below.

Johnston Marklee at UC Berkeley, March 7

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will participate in the 2018 Spring Architecture Lecture Series, co-sponsored by AIA East Bay.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
7:30pm – 9pm
112 Wurster Hall

Open to the Public. For more information visit link below.

Johnston Marklee at Pérez Art Museum Miami, February 8

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will participate in the Scholl Lecture Series at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Thursday, February 8, 2018
7pm

Open to the public. Free with Museum Admission.

PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

Knoll Home Design Shop Opens in West Hollywood


Eric Staudenmaier

Designed by Johnston Marklee, the shop was inspired by Yves Vidal’s York Castle in Tangiers, Morocco, and the historic legacy of spaces for Knoll. The store is organized around a rich material palette reminiscent of Northern Italian architecture of 1950s and 60s.

For Architectural Digest’s feature on the Knoll Home Design Shop, visit link below.

Johnston Marklee featured at Volume Gallery in Chicago, Opening January 6


Volume Gallery

The work of Johnston Marklee is included in the upcoming group exhibition “Pre 3D” at Volume Gallery in Chicago. Other participants include Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Norman Kelley, and Ania Jaworska.

The opening will take place Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 5-8pm.

Pre 3D, January 6 – February 17
Volume Gallery
1709 W Chicago Ave
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

For additional information, visit link below.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Open until January 7


Tom Harris

MAKE NEW HISTORY is in its final weeks in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public until January 7, 2018. The Chicago Cultural Center holds the main exhibition, with several additional anchor sites around Chicago.

To hear Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee’s recent appearance on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s podcast, search Chicago Stories with Rahm Emanuel on iTunes.

To hear Sharon & Mark speak with KCRW’s Frances Anderton of Design & Architecture, visit link below.

Sharon Johnston at Design Miami/ Wed, Dec 6

The Power of Architecture to Impact Cities: Miami and Chicago

Wednesday, December 6
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Sharon Johnston will participate in this conversation with David Hartt and Shaun Donovan, moderated by Tom Healy.

Design Miami/ is adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, a short walk from Art Basel in Miami Beach.

For additional information, visit website below.

Mark Lee at Met Museum Symposium, New York, December 9

Mark Lee will join the 2017 symposium, presenting the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day
Saturday, December 9
At The Met Fifth Avenue
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

For additional information and to register for the symposium, visit link below.

Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee Honored by Society of Architectural Historians


SAH

The Society of Architectural Historians presented the SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence at its 8th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Racquet Club of Chicago.

Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee were honored with the Award for Excellence in ​Public Engagement with the Built Environment.

The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. The Awards Gala provides SAH with critical financial resources to carry out its programs locally, nationally, and internationally. Fellow recipients were Ralph Johnson, FAIA, LEED AP (Award for Excellence in Design, Planning, and Sustainability) and Col (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret) (Award for Excellence in Architectural Stewardship).


For more information about the Society of Architectural Historians, visit link below.

Johnston Marklee at Art Institute of Chicago, Wed, November 15

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, co–artistic directors of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, discuss their vision for the theme of this year\'s biennial, “Make New History.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6:30 – 7:30pm
Rubloff Auditorium
The Art Institute of Chicago
230 S. Columbus Dr.

Free, no registration required.

For more info on this event and Chicago Architecture Biennial, visit link below.

JML at Annual Convention & Design Expo, Austin, TX, Saturday, Nov 11

THRESHOLD
BRIDGES | BOUNDARIES
78th Annual Convention & Design Expo
Presented by the Texas Society of Architects

Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX

Saturday, November 11
11:30am – 12:30pm
The Menil Drawing Institute with Nicholas Hofstede, Managing Director, Johnston Marklee

This session will discuss the new Menil Drawing Institute. Designed by Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee, it is the first freestanding work of architecture built exclusively for the exhibition, conservation, and study of modern and contemporary drawings. The project includes a new energy-efficient central plant, or Energy House, serving multiple museum buildings, new infrastructure, and a new park. The work proceeds from a 2009 master plan by David Chipperfield and opens up the campus to further future development.

Speaker(s):
• Sheryl Kolasinski, FAIA | Deputy Director/COO | The Menil Collection
• Nicholas Hofstede | Managing Director | Johnston Marklee
• Melissa McDonnell Lujan | Director of Administration, Budget and Operations | The Menil Collection


For more information, visit link below.

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