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.

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


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

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.

• 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.

Johnston Marklee & Peter Fischli at Barbican Centre, London, November 10

Architecture on Stage: Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee and Peter Fischli
Friday, November 10, 2017

Barbican Centre
Frobisher Auditorium 1
Level 4
Silk Street, London

The annual John Edwards lecture presents leading international architects in conversation with influential figures – from artists and filmmakers to writers and philosophers. This year\'s talk is being given by the architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founding director of the Los Angeles based Johnston Marklee, and the renowned Swiss artist Peter Fischli.

For additional info and to purchase tickets, follow link below.

Johnston Marklee at UCLA A.UD Lecture Series, 10/23

Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial, Steve Hall © Hall Merrick

The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) presents the Chicago Architecture Biennale Roundtable with biennale Artistic Directors Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston of Los Angeles-based architecture firm, Johnston Marklee. UCLA A.UD-affiliated architects and scholars participating in the biennale include Erin Besler, Sarah Hearne, Wonne Ickx, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai, and, Sylvia Lavin.

Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Perloff Hall, Decafe
Price: Free

Perloff Hall is located in North East Campus, just off Hilgard Ave.
Parking is available in Lot 3.

For more information, visit link below.

Photo: Installation view of Sylvia Lavin with Erin Besler, Jessica Colangelo and Norman Kelly, Super Models, 2017

Johnston Marklee at Architectural Record Conference in NYC, 10/19


Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will present at the 2017 Architectural Record Innovation Conference East: The Future of Architecture and the Public Realm.

Thursday, October 19th
Masonic Hall
46 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010

2:00pm – 2:40pm
“The Third Place” with Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee

Borrowing sociologist Ray Oldenburg’s term, architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will explore ideas about community, urbanism and the essential nature of un-programmed, flexible public space, as reflected in such projects as their recent intervention in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and their design for the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, opening next spring. They will also discuss the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, which they co-curated, and its theme “Make New History.”

For more information about the conference and registration details, visit link below.

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