Menil Drawing Institute Groundbreaking March 27


Johnston Marklee

The Menil Drawing Institute will be the first freestanding facility in the United States created solely for the exhibition, study, conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The institute, designed by Johnston Marklee in collaboration with landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and structural engineer Guy Nordenson and Associates, will break ground on the morning of Friday, March 27.

Lakefront Kiosk Competition


Chicago Architecture Biennial

Organized in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, The Lakefront Kiosk Competition calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago’s lakefront. Sharon Johnston will participate in the jury that will select one of the four new kiosks that will be unveiled at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston Lecture at A+D Museum March 12

Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston will present recent work as guests of the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metro Program. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:30) at the A+D Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The event is open to the public and free for A+D members and Cal Poly students and alumni.

Johnston Marklee Chosen to Reimagine the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


MCA Chicago

After an extensive competition and interview process, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has chosen Johnston Marklee to create a new master plan and restaurant. “Johnston Marklee understands the strength of our Josef Paul Kleihues-designed building, and they carry a deep respect of history throughout their architectural practice,” said Madeleine Grynsztejn, the museum’s director. “Their legacy of stellar work—increasingly referenced as a leader in the field—resonates strongly with our interest in making thoughtful interventions to our building.”

Johnston Marklee in Storefront for Art and Architecture's BLUEPRINT


JML

Collages by Johnston Marklee will be displayed in the BLUEPRINT exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. BLUEPRINT is on view from January 24 to March 21, and an opening reception will take place on the evening of January 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00.

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