Vault House in exhibition at Princeton through November 9

Princeton University School of Architecture

Johnston Marklee’s Vault House is featured in exhibition, “44 Low-resolution houses,” at Princeton University School of Architecture.

Exhibition open September 11 – November 9, 2019
North Gallery, Princeton University School of Architecture

Mark Lee at USC - Wed 9/26

Mark Lee was the recipient of the 2018 USC Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award.

Lecture: Mark Lee

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center
Harris Hall
USC School of Architecture
825 Bloom Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Sharon Johnston at UT Austin - Wed, 9/26

Sharon Johnston will lecture at the University of Texas at Austin, presented by the School of Architecture.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall
The University of Texas at Austin
200 W 21st St.
Austin TX 78712

Sharon Johnston at MAK Center – August 16

Sharon Johnston will participate in a panel discussion as part of the exhibition, “POETIC STRUCTURE: ART + ENGINEERING + ARCHITECTURE – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP” at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Panel discussion with Sharon Johnston, founder and partner of Johnston Marklee; Marc Pally, curator, Art in the Public Realm; Heather Roberge, chair of UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design; Mark Sarkisian, partner with SOM; and José Luis Palacios, design director with SOM.
Brett Steele, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, will moderate the panel.

For more information on the exhibition and event, visit the MAK Center website.

Mark Lee at CCVA Summer Summits, July 12

Summer Summits is a series of casual outdoor gatherings on the terrace at the Carpenter Center organized around informal slideshow presentations by area artists, curators, museum directors, designers, and others.

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Level 3, Terrace

Thursday, July 12
7:30 - 9:00pm
Mark Lee, Chair of the Department of Architecture, at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Pedro Alonzo, Independent Curator

Johnston Marklee at LA Design Festival, June 8

Sharon and Mark will join ARCHINECT Founder and Editor Paul Petrunia in conversation as part of the LA Design Festival.

Friday, June 8
2:00pm – 3:00pm
777 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

The event is free but registration is required. For more information on LA Design Festival and to register, visit link below.

Mark Lee Receives 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, USC Architectural Guild


Mark Lee was presented with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award at the 59th Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner on May 16, 2018, held at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. “Mark has a great architectural legacy in Los Angeles and beyond and we’re pleased to celebrate his many achievements at this year’s dinner,” said USC Architecture Dean Milton S.F. Curry. “The Distinguished Alumni Award is the top award granted to alumni of this school and Mark is incredibly worthy of this honor.”

Mark Lee received his B.Arch from USC in 1991. He earned his second architectural degree [M. Arch II] at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).

“USC is my ground zero; it is where my foundations values, and convictions as an architect were formed. I am thrilled to be selected for this Distinguished Alumni Award and to be part of a formidable legacy of past alumni recipients on this list,” said Mark Lee.

Proceeds from the fundraising event support scholarships for students at the USC School of Architecture. Alumna Kat Taylor was also honored with the inaugural 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award.

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

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

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
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

Open to the public. Free with Museum Admission.

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.

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