Johnston Marklee Named 2016 US Artist Fellows

US Artists

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee have been named the USA Oliver Fellows, Architecture & Design, United States Artist Awards 2016.

United States Artists celebrates the breadth of American artistic practices, honoring artists across the disciplines of Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts.

To read more about United States Artists and the 2016 Fellows, visit the link below.

Johnston Marklee Discussion and Book Signing at Menil Collection - Nov. 10

Reto Geiser

House is a House is a House is a House is a House: Architectures and
Collaborations of Johnston Marklee (Basel: Birkhäuser 2016)

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will discuss their design process and position within contemporary architectural discourse in a conversation with Reto Geiser, editor of the book and Gus Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rice University, and Sarah Whiting, contributor to the publication and Dean of the Rice University School of Architecture.

The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Menil Collection
Main Building
1533 Sul Ross Street
Houston, TX 77006

For information on the event and the Menil Collection, see link below.

Johnston Marklee Lecture at UIC - November 7


Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will speak UIC as part of the Architecture in Chicago Lecture Series.

Johnston Marklee
Monday, November 7, 2016

UIC College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
Gallery 1100 A+DS,
845 W Harrison St.

The UIC School of Architecture lecture series is free and open
to the public.

For additional information on the UIC lecture series, see link below.

Sharon + Mark hold University of Toronto Frank Gehry Chair, Lecture Nov 3

University of Toronto

In Fall 2016, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee serve as the Frank Gehry International Visiting Chairs in Architectural Design. Named for Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry, the Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design brings global architects to the Daniels Faculty. Alongside the annual lecture, the chairs also teach a graduate-level studio course.

On November 3, they will join Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Architectural Design at the Yale School of Architecture, at the University of Toronto Innis Town Hall Theatre for a talk entitled “When do looks matter more than performance?”

“When do looks matter more than performance?”
With Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee & Michelle Addington
Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue
University of Toronto

This is a ticketed event, all attendees are required to present their printed or mobile ticket to gain admission to the event For tickets and more information, visit link below.

Johnston Marklee at Biennale Interieur 2016, Kortrijk, Belgium

Johnston Marklee/Jonathan Olivares

Johnston Marklee, in collaboration with Los Angeles designer Jonathan Olivares, have designed the interior installation “Room for a Day Bed” as part of “Silver Lining - Interiors” exhibition at the Biennale Interieur 2016 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Biennale INTERIEUR 2016
25th Silver Edition
October 14 – 23, 2016
Kortrijk, Belgium
For tickets and additional information, see link below.

Johnston Marklee in Snorkel Dreams - Underwater art show by Machine Project

Machine Project

Machine Project presents Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater. The subaquatic art show features eighteen artists including Johnston Marklee.

Tickets are free but advance reservations are strongly recommended.

Friday, October 14 - Sunday October 16
12pm to 6pm

Annenberg Community Beach House Pool
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402

For more information and to reserve free advance tickets, see link below.

Mark Lee at Royal Academy of Arts, London

Royal Academy of Arts

Mark Lee will present a lecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in London as part of the International Architects Series.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Royal Academy of Arts
Piccadilly Site
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD

For tickets and additional information, see link below.

Sharon Johnston at Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Johnston - Eric Staudenmaier; Perrin - Kevin Scanlon; Maltzan - Ron Eschel

Sharon Johnston will participate in “The Idea Of,” a series of in-gallery programs focusing on core ideas in Doug Aitken: Electric Earth, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

The Idea of Architecture
With Sharon Johnston, Michael Maltzan, and François Perrin
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7pm

The Geffen Contemporary At MOCA
152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for discussions on architecture with Sharon Johnston, Michael Maltzan, and François Perrin. Johnston maintains a deep commitment to architecture history, while collaborating with an extensive network of contemporary artists, graphic designers, and writers to broaden the breadth of design research. Maltzan’s celebrated Star Apartments, a mixed-use complex of 102 apartments for the Skid Row Housing Trust, explores how architecture can create new possibilities for a dramatically underserved population as well as for the city at large. Perrin’s architectural projects are concerned with site-specificity and local and sustainable systems; Perrin is also a curator, educator, and noted Yves Klein scholar. These talks are part of a series of in-gallery programs focusing on core ideas in the exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth.

Priority seating is available to MOCA members one hour before the program. Fifteen minutes before the program begins seating will be open to non-members. Early arrival is recommended.

Admission is free; priority seating for MOCA members

For more info visit the website below.

Sharon Johnston, photo by Eric Staudenmaier; Francois Perrin, photo by Kevin Scanlon; Michael Maltzan, photo by Ron Eschel

Johnston Marklee at Lisbon Architecture Triennale

nuno brandão costa

Johnston Marklee, Nundo Brandão Costa and Office KGDVS designed the exhibition and exhibition pavilion for “The Form of Form” at Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

As part of the opening week events, Mark Lee will participate in the debate “A View on the Form of Form” with FIG Projects and Pedro Alonso – moderated by Nuno Grande.

A View on the Form of Form
Friday, October 7, 2016
Teatro Thalia
Estrada das Laranjeiras 211
1600-139 Lisbon

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
5 Oct – 11 Dec 2016

For more information on the event and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, see link below.

Sharon Johnston at AIA Colorado 2016 Practice+Design Conference

AIA Colorado 2016 Practice+Design Conference

AIA Colorado 2016 Practice+Design Conference
Practice of the 21st Century

Sharon Johnston, FAIA: Architecture and the Ecology of Objects
Thursday, October 6
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
1.0 HSW

Copper Mountain Resort
0509 Copper Road
Copper Mountain, CO 80443

For conference and registration info, see link below.

Johnston Marklee named Artistic Directors of Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Link below to full article from Curbed, September 21, 2016.

Sharon Johnston at Kent State University- September 27


Sharon Johnston will participate in the CAED Lecture Series at Kent State University, College of Architecture & Environmental Design.

Sharon Johnston
Architecture and the Ecology of the Object
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Cene Lecture Hall

JML's Chile House featured in Building Optimism Exhibition

Carnegie Museum of Art

Building Optimism: Public Space in South America
The Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art

September 10, 2016–February 13, 2017 + summer 2016 micro-show

In recent years, ambitious design for urban life in South America has shown a radical optimism—a belief that planning can strengthen neighborhoods and improve lives.

Spanning projects in Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela, Building Optimism: Public Space in South America investigates ways that emerging architects and designers instigate change through design

For more information, visit link below.

Mark Lee at Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)


1:1: Mark Lee on John Hejduk
Victims, Islands and Archipelagos

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:00 pm
Paul Desmarais Theatre
1920 Rue Baile, Montréal

Mark Lee discusses the influence of John Hejduk’s project Victims (1984) on the work of Johnston Marklee.

Sharon Johnston + Rita McBride at Seattle Art Fair

Seattle Art Fair

Friday, August 5 | 12:00pm
CenturyLink Field Event Center (Seattle Art Fair Theater)
800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

Los Angeles-based architect Sharon Johnston and Dusseldorf-based artist Rita McBride gather to discuss their recent projects and the many points of intersection between art and architecture.

Sharon Johnston, F.A.I.A., is a partner of Johnston Marklee, based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1998, the firm has been engaged in a range of international projects of divergent scales and programs. Johnston Marklee’s commitment to creative environments for the arts and education, developed in collaboration with artists, educators and curators, defines the firm’s leading voice in the discourse surrounding the role of architecture in contemporary culture. A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee, is now available through Birkhäuser.

Since the 1980s, Rita McBride’s oeuvre has dealt with the characteristics of and intersections between industrial design, minimalist sculpture, modernist architecture, public spaces, and the gaps they generate. She is the Director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, as well as a profes-sor of sculpture. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions at the Wiener Secession (2000), the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2008), and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2014).

For information on Seattle Art Fair, visit website below.

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