Sharon Johnston Lecture at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Sharon Johnston, of JML, will be lecturing at The School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology on October 28 at 2pm. The lecture will be held at the Reinsch-Pierce Auditorium and is a part of the School of Architecture lecture series.

JML at The Glass House

David McCabe

JML will participate in Glass House Presents at the historic Philip Johnson Glass House Campus for a public discussion on October 15, 2015 at 5:30pm. Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will be joined by the director of The Menil, Josef Helfenstein, and the chief curator of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art, Martino Stireli. The conversation will focus on the Menil Drawing Institute, the Philip Johnson designed Menil House, and the display of art in domestic spaces.

Grid is a Grid is a Grid is Grid is a Grid


Johnston Marklee has designed an installation for the cafe space in the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which coincides with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. The intervention applies 2 x 2 perspectival square graphic on the cafe walls and a gridded ceiling structure which reduces the double height space of the cafe by half. The new overhead volume alludes to the JML design proposal for the building, in which a mezzanine is introduced to gain additional spaces for education and gathering above and social engagement below. The installation opens at the MCA Chicago on October 3, 2015 and will be up until January 3, 2016.

JML @ Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Johnston Marklee was selected to participate in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition titled the State of the Art of Architecture. The exhibition will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center from October 3, 2015 to January 3, 2015. The contribution, House is a House is a House is a House is a House, juxtaposes artist photographs - external perspectives on the work of JML - with the internal reading of each project in the form of a collage.

Lecture at UNC Charlotte School of Architecture

UNC North Carolina

Mark Lee will lecture at the School of Architecture at the University of North Carolina Charlotte at 2pm on September 16th. The lecture is titled Architecture and the Ecology of Objects and is a part of the School of Architecture Lecture Series.

Hut House AIA Honolulu Award of Excellence


Hut House won an Award of Excellence at the 2015 AIA Honolulu awards in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Award of Excellence is the highest honor awarded, requiring a unanimous vote from the jury. Hut House was 1 of 3 projects in Hawaii to be acclaimed in this category, in addition to 4 Awards of Merit and 3 Honorable Mentions given out.

Things Beyond Reseamblance

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Things Beyond Reseamblance: James Welling Photographs opened on August 8th and will run through November 15th at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Together with guest curator Philipp Kaiser, Johnston Marklee worked on the design of this exhibition that features the photographs of James Welling and the relationship of this work to the works of Andrew Wyeth.

Lecture at the Menil Collection

The Menil Collection

Mark & Sharon will hold a public lecture on April 29th at the Menil Collection Museum for an in-depth conversation and presentation of the design thinking of the Menil Drawing Institute

A House Is A Museum Is A House


Nicholas Hofstede, Project Manager to the Menil Drawing Institute and Katrin Terstegen, Project Manager to the Vault House, will give a talk about the processes of both projects at the Gin Wong Conference Center on April 15th at 2pm.

Travel is Only Glamorous in Retrospect

RICE University

Mark and Sharon will be back in Houston to be part of the Rice Spring 2015 Contemporary Lecture Series, they will present our most recent projects on April 13th at the Farish Gallery at 5:30pm.

Menil Drawing Institute Breaks Ground


The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas, broke ground on Friday, March 27th.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to Discuss LACMA Expansion at Occidental

Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will join Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, Los Angeles Times art and architecture writer Carolina Miranda, and architecture critics Greg Goldin and Christopher Hawthorne to discuss the controversial Peter Zumthor plan to radically redesign LACMA.

The event will take place tonight, March 25th, from 7:30 to 9:30, in Thorne Hall at Occidental College.

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.

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