Johnston Marklee at MCA Chicago - Sunday, June 25

MCA Chicago

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will discuss the MCA’s redesign and their roles as Artistic Directors of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Sunday, June 26

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

For more information and to buy tickets, visit link below.

Mark Lee at agps, Zurich

Reto Geiser

Join Mark Lee and Reto Geiser for an informal gathering and short presentation on HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee (Reto Geiser: Editor, Birkhauser 2016)

Monday, May 29, 2017

agps architecture
Zypressenstrasse 71
8004 Zurich

Chicago Architecture Biennial Events – London & Zurich

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Johnston Marklee will be in Europe to present their plans for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Wednesday, May 24 – LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, June 1 – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

For information on these events, please contact

Mark Lee in Conversation at Arcana Books - Los Angeles, May 21

Mark Lee will join Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in a discussion on SO-IL’s first monograph “solid objectives: order, edge, aura” at Arcana: Books on the Arts in Los Angeles

“solid objectives: order, edge, aura” is a visual and textual manifesto that introduces an attitude towards the design and realization of architecture in an interconnected environment. As a collection of built and unbuilt projects, texts, processes and experiments from the firms fist eight years of work (2008-2016), the book proposes an architecture that requires interpretation.

Sunday, May 21st
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Arcana: Books on the Arts
8675 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Johnston Marklee in Conversation with American Academy in Rome- Los Angeles

American Academy in Rome

Join AAR for an interdisciplinary discussion on the role of structures and spaces for cultural and performance use.
Christopher Hawthorne (2016 Resident)
Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times
Mark Lee & Sharon Johnston (2017 Residents)
Founding Partners, Johnston Marklee
Andrew Norman (2007 Fellow)
Assistant Professor of Composition, Thornton School of Music,
University of Southern California

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Depart Foundation
9105 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069

The event is free to the public but RSVP required – see link below.

Mark Lee Gallery Talk – Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Johnston Marklee

Tuesday, April 18
LACMA | Art of the Americas Building

Join Mark Lee and Lorraine Wild for a gallery talk in Moholy-Nagy: Future Present.
László Moholy-Nagy, one of the most versatile figures of the twentieth century avant-garde, believed in the potential of art as a vehicle for social transformation and in the value of new technologies in harnessing that potential. A pioneering painter, photographer, sculptor, and filmmaker as well as graphic, exhibition, and stage designer, Moholy fluidly moved between the fine and applied arts and conceived of creative production as a multimedia endeavor.

Mark Lee, principal, Johnston Marklee designed Moholy-Nagy: Future Present. Graphic designer Lorraine Wild is principal, Green Dragon Office. Carol S. Eliel, curator of Modern Art, LACMA and co-curator of Moholy-Nagy: Future Present will also participate in the conversation.

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present is on view at LACMA until June 18, 2017

For more information, visit link below.

Cleto Munari Exhibit in Vicenza

Francesca Valente

A credenza designed by Mark Lee is featured in an exhibition of the work of Cleto Munari. For more details, follow link below.

MONDOCLETO. The Design of Cleto Munari
March 18, 2017 – June 10, 2017

Palazzo Chiericati
Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza, Italy

Sharon Johnston at AIA Louisiana - Celebrate Architecture

AIA Louisiana

Sharon Johnston will present at:

AIA Louisiana Presents: Celebrate Architecture
Building Relationships

Friday, March 17, 2017
Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

For More Information, see link below.

Johnston Marklee in “Spaces without drama” at Graham Foundation, Chicago

Johnston Marklee

Johnston Marklee is featured in the exhibition “Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth”

Curated by Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estevez: LIGA Space for Architecture, the exhibition examines the recent proliferation of collage in architectural representation in relationship to scenography and theatrical set design.

The exhibition is presented by the Graham Foundation and will be on view from February 16 – July 1, 2017

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL

For additional details on the exhibition and opening event on February 16, follow link below.

Mark Lee at University of Michigan - February 17

University of Michigan

Mark Lee will present a lecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Art + Architecture Building, A&A Auditorium

Lecture is free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the PRACTICE SESSION No. 4 Workshop.

For additional information, see link below.

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.

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