November 3, 2022

Design for Dropbox Global HQ receives AIA Los Angeles Merit Award

Design for Dropbox Global HQ receives AIA Los Angeles Merit Award

Johnston Marklee's design for the Dropbox Global Headquarters in San Francisco has been recognized with a Merit Award by the AIA|LA 2022 Design Awards Program. To see the list of winning projects, visit the link here.

September 30, 2022

Sharon Johnston to present keynote at 2022 AIA Iowa Convention

Sharon Johnston to present keynote at 2022 AIA Iowa Convention

Sharon Johnston will present 'Art and the City' at the AIA Iowa Convention at the Iowa Arts Center in Des Moines on Friday, September 30.

Read more about the program and on-site registration here.

September 24, 2022

Mark Lee to present at Curatorial Design: A Place Between, at CCA Montreal

Mark Lee to present at Curatorial Design: A Place Between, at CCA Montreal

Mark Lee will participate in Curatorial Design: A Place Between, hosted by the CCA and TU Graz in Montreal this Saturday, September 24.

The one-day public conference at the CCA will bring together critical provocations cultivated and expanded upon during the project through activating Curatorial Design as practice and establishing the Public School for Architecture [Öffentliche Bauschule]. The public conference will take place in three panels categorized into practice, pedagogy, and the public to share the research outcomes and implications in these areas while opening them to responses from invited guests and the audience.

Read more about the event here.

An ongoing research project led by Wilfried Kuehn along with Anousheh Kehar, Gili Merin, Dubravka Sekulić, and Milica Tomić at the IZK Institute for Contemporary Art in the Architecture Department (Graz University of Technology, Austria), the project is funded by the Programme for Arts-based Research (PEEK) of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The CCA is one of the project partners.

May 11, 2022

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios receives 2022 AIA Education Facility Design Award

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios receives 2022 AIA Education Facility Design Award

The UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios has been recognized by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education with an Education Facility Design Award, in the category of Merit. Recognizing state-of-the-art learning environments, this national award “promotes critical evaluation and experimentation in the specific context of our clients and their needs.”

Read more about the award and this year's recipients here.

April 29, 2022

Mark Lee to join discussion at TU Vienna Symposium "300 Years Entwurff"

Mark Lee to join discussion at TU Vienna Symposium "300 Years Entwurff"

On 29 April 2022 at TU Vienna, under the coordination of Pier Paolo Tamburelli, the Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur will be discussed by a group of international architects and historians including Shumi Bose, Hermann Czech, Maarten Delbeke, Manuel Herz, Sam Jacob, Djamel Klouche, Mark Lee, Dubravka Sekulić, and Caroline van Eck.

Learn more about the symposium here.

April 27, 2022

Johnston Marklee presents on Menil Drawing Institute at Facades+ Symposium

Johnston Marklee presents on Menil Drawing Institute at Facades+ Symposium

Nicholas Hofstede presented on the Menil Drawing Institute at the Facades+ Symposium hosted by the Architect's Newspaper in Austin on April 27. His presentation explored the complex challenges in daylighting and program needs and resulting design of the Menil Drawing Institute.

Read more about the symposium here.

April 18, 2022

Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee receive the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee receive the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee have been recognized with the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, an award granted to American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction.

This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 25 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were Toshiko Mori (chair), Marlon Blackwell, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Annabelle Selldorf, Nader Tehrani, and Meejin Yoon.

Read more about the 2022 architecture awards here.

February 15, 2022

2022 AIA Architecture Awards recognizes the Menil Drawing Institute

2022 AIA Architecture Awards recognizes the Menil Drawing Institute

The Menil Drawing Institute has been recognized by the 2022 American Institute of Architects National Awards Program.

Read more about the program and the 11 international projects selected, which highlight the ways "buildings and spaces can improve lives": 2022 AIA Awards.

November 23, 2021

Kunstmuseum Basel Renovation

Kunstmuseum Basel Renovation

Christ & Gantenbein in collaboration with Johnston Marklee and Rapp Architekten proposed the winning scheme to renovate and update the Hauptbau of the Kunstmuseum Basel.

The proposal will be exhibited at Münsterplatz 11 in Basel from November 23 to December 3, 2021. 

November 1, 2021

A+U 2021.11 features the works of Johnston Marklee

A+U 2021.11 features the works of Johnston Marklee

The November issue of A+U features the work of Johnston Marklee, interspersed with commentaries by our collaborators and colleagues. Twenty-six key projects, ranging from houses and exhibitions to museums and institutions, are presented alongside 8 thematic collages to convey the full range of Johnston Marklee’s works.

To read more about this issue, please visit the A+U website.

October 14, 2021

Johnston Marklee to present "Extremes and In-betweens" at Drexel Westphal

Johnston Marklee to present "Extremes and In-betweens" at Drexel Westphal

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will present "Extremes and In-betweens" as part of the ARFAA Lecture Series at Drexel University's Department of Architecture, Design and Urbanism.

The virtual event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.

Thursday, October 14
6-7 PM EDT

July 15, 2021

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios honored with SEAOSC Award of Excellence

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios honored with SEAOSC Award of Excellence

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios received an Award of Excellence in the category of New Construction from the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.

SGH served as the structural engineer of record for the project and consulted on the building enclosure. In his award acceptance speech, SGH Principal Kevin O'Connell notes, “this is a special project because it involved both the retrofit of an existing building and the design of a new building, and the structures of both are completely exposed... It looks simple to most, but when you look closer you see the unusual roof structural configuration, the unusual lateral system, and the horizontally cantilevered walls that seem to be missing a column. It took a great team to get this done.”

View the entire award presentation here.

June 17, 2021

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. While there is great urgency today, this date reminds us that this is a long-term, systemic issue and the work we need to do is not just for today - it is work that we must continue to do, to reflect upon, and to improve.

In recognition of Juneteenth, our offices will be closed this Friday. We acknowledge the continued work we must do and our dedication to this work.

April 28, 2021

Mark Lee to present virtual lecture for UK College of Design

Mark Lee to present virtual lecture for UK College of Design

On Wednesday, April 28, Mark Lee will present selections of current and past work from Johnston Marklee’s diverse portfolio for the University of Kentucky College of Design. He will explore the relationship of architecture and urbanism through case studies that demonstrate the integration of cultural projects, from workplace to performance space, to new buildings and adaptive reuse environments that are materially effective, structurally efficient, and programmatically flexible.

Wednesday, April 28
2 PM EDT
Join the webinar via this link

March 3, 2021

Mark Lee contributes to Cal Poly Pomona Lecture Series

Mark Lee contributes to Cal Poly Pomona Lecture Series

On March 3, Mark Lee presented on the work of the firm as part of the Bernard Zimmerman Lecture Series at Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture.

Wednesday, March 3
7 PM PST

February 23, 2021

Sharon Johnston presents Knowles Architecture Alumni Lecture

Sharon Johnston presents Knowles Architecture Alumni Lecture

Sharon Johnston delivered an illustrated virtual presentation of current and past work from Johnston Marklee's diverse portfolio, discussed in the context of cultural organizations and their relationship with the fabric and scale of cities. Entitled "Art and the City", her lecture explored the relationship of architecture and urbanism through case studies that demonstrate the integration of cultural projects, from workplace, to performance space, to new buildings and adaptive reuse environments that are materially effective, structurally efficient, and programmatically resilient.

Knowles Architecture Alumni Lecture: Art & the City
Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Temple University
Tuesday, February 23
6 PM EST

January 13, 2021

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to present "Art and the City" for SEKISUI HOUSE - KUMA LAB

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to present "Art and the City" for SEKISUI HOUSE - KUMA LAB

On Friday evening, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will contribute to the SEKISUI HOUSE - KUMA LAB virtual lecture series, presented by the International Architectural Education Platform at the University of Tokyo. This public program investigates the theme of "Nature" from multiple perspectives, reconsidering our surrounding living environments and values.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Pre-register here.

SEKISUI HOUSE - KUMA LAB
Art and the City
Friday, Jan. 15, 6:00 PM PST / Saturday, Jan. 16, 11:00 JST

November 11, 2020

Sharon Johnston to participate in live discussion on Vault House, presented by LIGA

Sharon Johnston to participate in live discussion on Vault House, presented by LIGA

Sharon Johnston joined Wonne Ickx of PRODUCTORA in a conversation about Johnston Marklee's Vault House on November 11. Hosted by LIGA and Panel Rey, this discussion is the fourth in an online conversation series about single family residences in the United States.

LA CASA DEL VECINO / OUR NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE
Wednesday, November 11th
5 pm LA / 7 pm CDMX / 8 pm NYC

Tune in via this link.

November 2, 2020

AIA Los Angeles Honors Three Johnston Marklee Projects with 2020 Design Awards

AIA Los Angeles Honors Three Johnston Marklee Projects with 2020 Design Awards

The AIA Los Angeles has recognized three Johnston Marklee projects with design awards this year. Two projects received Honor Awards: the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios for the Educational Typology, and The Menil Drawing Institute for Institutional/Civic.

Design Awards jurors describe the MDI as "immediately recognizable as inventive and thoughtful, from the careful integration of landscape and the building’s place within a larger campus to the nano-details of fit and finish", noting the building as an example of "architecture at its top level". The UCLA Margo Leaving Graduate Art Studios was applauded as a "wonderful project on all levels, terrific within its urban context as well as sectionally" and "super rewarding to work through the plan and understand what’s happening above – the light control, volume control – as well as the program flow."

Our Vault House received a Citation Award in the special category for 2020, Best of the Millennium. The jury describe the house as "exuberant and modest at the same time, stating that "the architects were capable of taking a very simple volume and by carving through it, created a series of unanticipated and dynamic spaces that provided a tremendous amount of richness."

To view the lineup of 2020 Design Awards winners and read more, see the Design Awards press release here.

October 27, 2020

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to Deliver Keynote for Texas Society of Architects' Virtual Conference

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to Deliver Keynote for Texas Society of Architects' Virtual Conference

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will present on Art and the City as keynote speakers during the Texas Society of Architects' Conference on Thursday, October 29, at 4 PM CT. They will explore the relationship of architecture and urbanism through examples of their work that demonstrate the integration of cultural projects, from workplace to performance space, to new buildings and adaptive reuse environments that are materially effective, structurally efficient, and programmatically flexible.

This year's conference, CATALYST, is now virtual. Register by Tuesday, October 27 at 5 PM CT by visiting the conference webpage linked here. Registration is free for students.

October 23, 2020

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Honors UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios with Excellence Award

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Honors UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios with Excellence Award

The UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios has been recognized with an Excellence in Achievement Award from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA).

The TCA Achievement Awards program was established to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs.

To read more about this award, visit the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s website.

October 18, 2020

Sharon Johnston to Contribute to the Vitra Summit 2020 with Talk on New Dynamics in the Office

Sharon Johnston to Contribute to the Vitra Summit 2020 with Talk on New Dynamics in the Office

On October 23, Sharon Johnston will share her thoughts on the future of workspaces in the Dynamic Spaces session of the Vitra Summit 2020. In a time when our relationship to the shared office space has radically changed, issues of resilience, adaptability, wellness, and comfort take on new meaning.

The Vitra Summit 2020 will be held for the first time as a fully digital forum. Taking place on October 22 and 23, the Summit will host interactive, digital exchange, with scientific findings, know-how and best practice related to the future of shared spaces.

To learn more and register for this event free of charge, visit the Vitra Summit 2020 site.

October 17, 2020

Rethinking of MA: Space Time 2020 – Johnston Marklee to Join Discussion Hosted by Japan House Los Angeles

Rethinking of MA: Space Time 2020 – Johnston Marklee to Join Discussion Hosted by Japan House Los Angeles

On Tuesday, October 20, Japan House Los Angeles will hold a conversation re-examining the important notion of “ma” to understand Japanese culture. Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will join this discussion led by Hitoshi Abe, Professor at UCLA, and MC'd by Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington.

Today in 2020, notions of time and space have been disrupted by COVID-19 with shifts to virtual communication and work on global-local levels, fundamentally questioning notions of MA: Space-Time and offering opportunities for its re-interpretation. How do physical local contexts connect with the global contexts based on time zones rather than actual travel and distances between Japan and the world? How does our current situation relate to MA: Space-Time in our day-to-day activities between these virtual and physical situations? With architecture as a starting point, the discussion will touch on space and time as the intersection of experience with implications for other fields as well.

Please find a link to complimentary registration here.

Rethinking of MA: Space-Time 2020
Tuesday, October 20
6-7:30 PM PDT

October 16, 2020

Mark Lee on Trading Notes presented by AN - October 16

Mark Lee on Trading Notes presented by AN - October 16

Mark Lee will join a panel on the work of photographer Julius Shulman, as part of the Trading Notes livestream series presented by The Architect's Newspaper.

Modern Man: Appraising the Work of Julius Shulman
Friday, October 16
1pm ET

Link to register.

October 16, 2020

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Recognized by Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Recognized by Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Fast Company has named the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios a finalist in the Learning category of the Innovation by Design Awards.

The IBD Awards Program honors designers and businesses working towards solutions for the problems of today and tomorrow.

Read more about the most innovative learning-related projects recognized by Fast Company in 2020 here.

September 10, 2020

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Receives AIA California Honor Award

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Receives AIA California Honor Award

The UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios has been recognized with an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, California. The Design Awards program strives to promote, recognize, publicize, and celebrate the value exceptional design has on the fabric of society.

Holistic design and social impact weighed heavily in jury deliberations for this year's program, which identified fifteen winners from hundreds of entries.

The LEED Gold Certified Graduate Art Studios were designed with sustainability and adaptability in mind. A restoration and expansion of existing UCLA Arts facilities, the design integrated feedback from the community to bring together students and faculty in a space that considers the nature of artistic practice today and anticipates future needs.

Read more about UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios here, and view the set of Design Awards honorees here.

July 31, 2020

MDI Receives AIA Houston Design Award

MDI Receives AIA Houston Design Award

The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) has been recognized with a 2020 AIA Houston Design Award in the category of "Architecture less than 50,000 SF." The AIA Houston Design Awards program recognizes design excellence according to the criteria of quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.

At the Virtual Awards Gala on July 28, juror Annie Chu, FAIA, IIDA, applauded the "rigor" of the building, and noted, "The plays of tension between moments within the building is what is so memorable about good architecture, and this building really delivered it."

The first freestanding building in the United States dedicated to the exhibition, study, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings, the Menil Drawing Institute extends the legacy of civic engagement and social equity of the Menil Collection campus.

Learn more about the MDI via this link, and watch the Virtual Awards Gala here.

July 27, 2020

Sharon Johnston on WAC Instagram Live - July 30

Sharon Johnston on WAC Instagram Live - July 30

Sharon Johnston will contribute to the World Architecture Community's live interview series in a session on the changing norms in architectural education and the future of the architectural profession, hosted by Berrin Chatzi Chousein.

Thursday, July 30
9:30 AM PDT | 6:30 PM CEST

Tune in via the @WACommunity Instagram page.

June 22, 2020

Sharon Johnston online lecture for Éav&t Paris - June 23

Sharon Johnston online lecture for Éav&t Paris - June 23

Sharon Johnston will present "California Concrete" as part of the Architecture my love online lecture series organized by Eric Lapierre and Tristan Chadney, presented by École d’architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est.

"California Concrete"
Tuesday, June 23
10am PDT | 7pm CEST | UTC+1:00

Free and open to the public. Visit Éav&t website to obtain Zoom link for lecture.

May 8, 2020

Sharon Johnston on Knoll's k. talks series: The Office Reimagined - May 12

Sharon Johnston on Knoll's k. talks series: The Office Reimagined - May 12

Knoll k. talks series: The Office Reimagined: What Will Tomorrow's Workplace Bring?

Tuesday, May 12
11:00am - 11:30am PDT

As workers worldwide contemplate returning to the office, new norms will likely emerge to address employee health and safety. Get up to date with our live panel of leading design thinkers as we explore their thoughts on what the future might hold. Hear experts’ considerations about planning and design, and how the impact of social distancing and work-from-home will re-shape the future of real estate and workplace decisions.

Panelists:
Mark Morton, Principal, Gensler
Sharon Johnston, Founder, Partner, Johnston Marklee

Moderator:
Benjamin A. Pardo, Executive Vice President, Design, Knoll

Link to free registration.

April 9, 2020

GSD Radio: "In Studio: Buildings and Food," April 10

GSD Radio: "In Studio: Buildings and Food," April 10

GSD Radio: "In Studio: Buildings and Food" with Mark Lee, Oliver Lutjens, and Thomas Padmanabhan

Friday, April 10
1:00pm EDT

Visit GSD Radio to listen.

March 17, 2020

Dear Friends,

During this time, our office is transitioning to remote work. Please visit the Team page here on our website to find email addresses for our staff. This will be the most immediate means to reach us.

We want to assure Johnston Marklee clients and collaborators that we are committed to maintaining the same exacting standards of project delivery that we would at any other time. Along with many of our consultants and peer firms, we have access to digital tools that allow for seamless collaboration across platforms.

We remain steadfast with you in our effort to protect the health of the greater community, and wish you all well in these challenging times.

-Johnston Marklee

March 10, 2020

Johnston Marklee on Domus' List of 50 Best Architecture Firms 2020

Johnston Marklee on Domus' List of 50 Best Architecture Firms 2020

Johnston Marklee is pleased to be included on Domus' List of 50 Best Architecture Firms 2020. The list guide is included with Domus No. 1044 (March 2020).

December 5, 2019

Menil Drawing Institute Receives AN Best of Design Award

Menil Drawing Institute Receives AN Best of Design Award

The Menil Drawing Institute received a 2019 AN Best of Design Award, named the Winner in the "Cultural" category, granted by The Architect's Newsaper.

December 5, 2019

Johnston Marklee in AD100

Johnston Marklee in AD100

Johnston Marklee is honored to once again be included in Architectural Digest’s 2020 AD100 list of top architects and designers.

November 22, 2019

Sharon Johnston at Lisbon Architecture Triennale, November 30

Sharon Johnston at Lisbon Architecture Triennale, November 30

Sharon Johnston will contribute to a discussion on the "Economy of Means" exhibition at the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa: The Poetics of Reason, moderated by curator Eric Lapierre. Fellow contributors will include Roberto Gargiani, Kersten Geers and Robin Collyer.

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa
Talk, Talk, Talk Conferences: The Economy of Means

Saturday, November 30, 2019
5:30pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Auditorium 2
Avenida de Berna, 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa

For additional information, visit the Trienal website.

November 22, 2019

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios receives Pankow Award from American Concrete Institute

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios receives Pankow Award from American Concrete Institute

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2019)

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios received the 2019 Charles J. Pankow, Jr. Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. The Charles J. Pankow, Jr. Award recognizes outstanding and innovative use of concrete in construction.

November 19, 2019

Mark Lee at Álvaro Siza Talks in Porto, November 22

Mark Lee at Álvaro Siza Talks in Porto, November 22

Mark Lee will participate in the second edition of the Álvaro Siza Talks in Porto. He will join in discussions on the current year’s theme, “Conversations with Matter," exploring the importance of materiality in architecture in his presentation. Fellow contributors to the Talks will include Anne Lacaton, Marina Tabassum, Manuel Aires Mateus, Roger Tudó, Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz and Richard Sennett.

The Álvaro Siza Talks: Conversations with Matter
Friday, 22 November 2019 at 6:30 PM
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
R. Dom João de Castro 210
4150-417 Porto, Portugal

Tickets are €5,00. For additional info and to purchase tickets, visit the Serralves website.

November 18, 2019

Mark Lee at Diogo Seixas Lopes Book Launch in Porto, November 21

Mark Lee at Diogo Seixas Lopes Book Launch in Porto, November 21

Mark Lee will present on a selected text from the new book Archive Diogo Seixas Lopes’ published in November 2019 by Dafne Editora.

21 November 2019
9:30 PM

Cinema Passos Manuel
Rua de Passos Manuel nº 137 (ao Coliseu)
4000-385 Porto, Portugal

Visit Dafne Editora for information about book and events.

November 15, 2019

Mark Lee at JUT Museum, Taipei

Mark Lee at JUT Museum, Taipei

Mark Lee presented "Architecture and the Ecology of Objects" at the JUT Art Museum in Taipei on November 11, 2019.

November 14, 2019

Mark Lee at 2019 X-Site International Forum & Workshop in Taipei

Mark Lee at 2019 X-Site International Forum & Workshop in Taipei

Mark Lee presented the keynote speech "Art and the City" at the 2019 X-SIte International Forum & Workshop on November 9, 2019 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan.

October 29, 2019

Johnston Marklee at OSU - November 6

Johnston Marklee at OSU - November 6

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will present at Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, as part of the Baumer Lecture Series.

Wednesday, November 6
5:30pm
Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit OSU website.

October 21, 2019

Mark Lee at Pratt - October 24

Mark Lee at Pratt - October 24

Mark Lee will participate in the Fall 2019 Pratt Sessions Lectures in the School of Architecture.

Pratt Sessions 16 with Mark Lee and Andrew Zago: Objects, Figures and Fields
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Higgins Hall
61 Saint James Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

For additional information and to register, please visit Pratt.

October 17, 2019

Sharon Johnston with David Hartt at Beth Shalom Synagogue - October 20

Sharon Johnston with David Hartt at Beth Shalom Synagogue - October 20

Architect Sharon Johnston and artist Stephen Prina join David Hartt for a conversation about art, architecture, and David Hartt: The Histories (Le Mancenillier), which is the first artist commission to activate Beth Sholom’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark in Elkins Park, PA.

David Hartt in conversation with Sharon Johnston and Stephen Prina
Sunday, October 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Beth Sholom Synagogue
8231 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit The Histories website.

October 16, 2019

Sharon Johnston at AIA Tri-State Conference - October 18

Sharon Johnston at AIA Tri-State Conference - October 18

Sharon Johnston will present at Breaking Ground! The 2019 AIA Tri-State Conference.

OCTOBER 16 – 19, 2019 | ALBANY, NY
AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania

"Art and the City" with Sharon Johnston
Friday, October 18, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

LU/HSW: 1 LU

Sharon also served on the jury for the Tri-State Architectural Excellence Design Awards, which she will present at the conference.

For additional information and to register, visit the conference website.

October 10, 2019

Johnston Marklee Hut House at Lisbon Architecture Triennale Oct 3 – Jan 13

Johnston Marklee Hut House at Lisbon Architecture Triennale Oct 3 – Jan 13

“The Economy of Means” exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale features Johnston Marklee’s Hut House.

Lisbon Architecture Triennale
The Economy of Means
MAAT-Central Tejo

October 3, 2019 – January 13, 2020

Additionally, Sharon Johnston served on the jury for the Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Lifetime Achivement Award 2019, which was awarded to Denise Scott Brown.

For additional information, visit the Lisbon Architecture Triennale website.

October 7, 2019

Johnston Marklee at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City - October 10

Johnston Marklee at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City - October 10

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will present the annual Mary Atkins Lecture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

The Mary Atkins Lecture
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St
Kansas City, MO 64111

Thursday, October 10
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tickets required:
$16 general public
$12 members

For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit The Nelson-Atkins Museum website.

September 27, 2019

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Opens in Culver City

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Opens in Culver City

The UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios has officially opened its doors to students as they begin the fall quarter.

Designed by Johnston Marklee, the facility is dedicated to supporting emerging artists and strengthening Los Angeles’s position as a world arts capital. The major restoration and expansion creates a new building for the nation’s top-ranked public university to support its leading graduate program as the fall quarter begins.

September 12, 2019

Sharon Johnston Receives Architectural Record's 2019 Women in Architecture Award

Sharon Johnston Receives Architectural Record's 2019 Women in Architecture Award

Sharon Johnston was named one of Architectural Record’s 2019 Women in Architecture Award winners. She will receive her honor of "New Generation Leader" at the Architectural Record Women in Architecture Forum & Awards in New York on October 30.

See Architectural Record for the formal and announcement and more info on the Forum & Awards.

July 12, 2019

MDI Receives Metal Architecture Design Award

MDI Receives Metal Architecture Design Award

The Menil Drawing Institute received the Judges Award in the 2019 Metal Architecture Design Awards.

"Sharp, angular forms and surfaces that subtly reflect light make Menil Drawing Institute a standout. Judges for the 2019 Metal Architecture Design Awards lauded the design for them, and what they noted was a well-conceived, tranquil building, and recognized it with a Judges Award"
- Metal Architecture

For the complete award announcement, visit Metal Architecture.

June 7, 2019

JML Book Signing of El Croquis at Arcana Books, LA - Saturday, June 15

JML Book Signing of El Croquis at Arcana Books, LA - Saturday, June 15

Join Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee for a book signing of El Croquis 198: Johnston Marklee published March 2019.

Saturday, June 15
4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

June 6, 2019

MDI Innovative Enclosure Design Presentation – Houston, June 12

MDI Innovative Enclosure Design Presentation – Houston, June 12

Nicholas Hofstede (Managing Director, JML) will join Nick Floyd and Amy Hackney of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) in a presentation that will discuss the Menil Drawing Institute’s building enclosure and highlight innovative design features employed by the project team for the below-grade waterproofing, custom glazing features, and exterior wall systems.

Innovative Enclosure Design at the Menil Drawing Institute
Presented as part of SGH's Houston Seminar Series

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Flatland Gallery at Cafe Brasil
1709 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098

SCHEDULE
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all. Space is limited.

For more information and to register for the event, visit SGH.

April 12, 2019

Mark Lee with Larry Gagosian at Harvard - Monday, April 15

Mark Lee with Larry Gagosian at Harvard - Monday, April 15

Presented by Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) and Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law (CSEL):

Building the Largest Global Art Network with Larry Gagosian
In conversation with Professor Mark Lee

Monday, April 15, 2019
5pm – 6pm
Harvard Law School

This event is open only to the Harvard community. Attendance is limited to 85 people on a first-come-first-served basis.

April 8, 2019

Johnston Marklee with Sheila Hicks at The Bass, Miami - Sunday, April 14

Johnston Marklee with Sheila Hicks at The Bass, Miami - Sunday, April 14

THREAD, DRAW, WEAVE & DREAM

A conversation with artist Sheila Hicks and architects Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee, moderated by Tom Healy.

The Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Sunday, April 14
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Tickets are $10 | Free for Members

For additional information and to reserve tickets, visit The Bass.

March 28, 2019

Johnston Marklee in Wallpaper* Handmade X at Milan Design Week

Johnston Marklee in Wallpaper* Handmade X at Milan Design Week

Johnston Marklee will contribute to Wallpaper* Handmade X: the tenth anniversary of the yearly bringing together of the best designers, artists, and manufacturers put on by Wallpaper* magazine during Salone del Mobile.Milano.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00pm - 4:00pm

April 10 – 13, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm

Salone dei Tessuti
Via San Gregorio 29
Milan

The full story of each Handmade project will be told in the August issue of Wallpaper* out on July 11. More information can be found on the Wallpaper* website.

March 19, 2019

Johnston Marklee at UIC Public Performances Symposium – Saturday, March 23

Johnston Marklee at UIC Public Performances Symposium – Saturday, March 23

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will participate in this one-day symposium, presented in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s international design competition for a new Center for the Arts.

Public Performances: The Arts and Politics of Architecture
The Otto + Marlys Coelln Symposium

Saturday, March 23
9:30am – 6:00pm

10am – 12pm, Act 1: Script
1:30 – 3:30pm, Act II: Screen
4:00 – 6:00pm, Act III: Stage (with Johnston Marklee)


1100 Architecture + Design Studios, University of Illinois at Chicago
845 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Registration and additional information is available UIC website.

March 14, 2019

Mark Lee at "Post Modernist Publishing of Architecture in the Late 1970s" at UCLA - Monday, March 18

Mark Lee at "Post Modernist Publishing of Architecture in the Late 1970s" at UCLA - Monday, March 18

Mark Lee will participate in the symposium, which will revisit a moment of awakening in California in architectural publishing in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The symposium and reception will take place in Perloff Hall Decafé on UCLA's Westwood campus in Los Angeles.

Post Modernist Publishing of Architecture in the Late 1970s
6:00-8:30pm
Perloff Hall Decafé
365 Portolo Plaza, LA, CA

For speaker information and other details, visit UCLA A.UD website.

February 22, 2019

Mark Lee at "New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium," NYC, March 1

Mark Lee at "New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium," NYC, March 1

Mark Lee will moderate a panel as part of the "New Practices in Hong Kong Architecture: A Symposium" presented by AIA New York in conjunction with the exhibition, Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey, and convened by Barry Bergdoll and Seng Kuan.

Friday, March 1, 2019
1:00-6:00pm

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

For additional info and to register for the panel, visit the AIA NY registration page.

Panel 1: Section and Ground
Moderator:
Mark Lee, Principal and Founding Partner, Johnston Marklee; Chair of the Department of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Panelists:
Jing Liu, Principal and Co-Founder, SO-IL
Esther Lorenz, Assistant Professor, Director of the Architecture Undergraduate Program, School of Architecture, University of Virginia
James von Klemperer, FAIA, Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

February 11, 2019

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Wins 2019 P/A Award

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios Wins 2019 P/A Award

The UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios was awarded a 2019 Progressive Architecture Award from Architect Magazine.

For more information on the project and 2019 Awards, visit Architect Magazine website.

December 14, 2018

Johnston Marklee in AD100

Johnston Marklee in AD100

Johnston Marklee is honored to once again be included in Architectural Digest’s 2019 AD100 list of top architects and designers.

#2019AD100 @archdigest

December 3, 2018

Mark Lee at Design Miami/ - Wednesday, December 5

Mark Lee at Design Miami/ - Wednesday, December 5

The Architectural and Design Patronage of Dominique and John de Menil
Wednesday, December 5
4:30–5:30 PM

Mark Lee joins Wendy Goodman (Design Editor) and François de Menil (Principal at Francois de Menil Architect) in this conversation moderated by author William Middleton.

For more information visit DesignMiami/ website.

November 3, 2018

Menil Drawing Institute Opens to the Public

Menil Drawing Institute Opens to the Public

(Houston, TX – November 3, 2018) The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) opened to the public on November 3, 2018. Designed by Johnston Marklee, the MDI is the first freestanding facility in the United States created especially for the exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.

Johnston Marklee also designed a new Energy House, an efficient and environmentally sustainable central utilities plant for the campus.

In collaboration with Jeff Jamieson of Wood & Plywood Furniture in California, Johnston Marklee designed a custom collection of benches, tables, ottomans, and desk accessories for the MDI. Each piece in the collection is inspired by the elemental structural forms of the building.

Photography: Richard Barnes

October 29, 2018

Philadelphia Contemporary Announces Johnston Marklee as Design Architects

Philadelphia Contemporary Announces Johnston Marklee as Design Architects

(PHILADELPHIA, PA — October 29, 2018) — Philadelphia Contemporary is pleased to announce the selection of Johnston Marklee as Design Architects, working in association with MGA Partners as Architect of Record, for its future permanent home. The decision is the culmination of an extensive, nation-wide process lasting more than a year.


For complete press release from Philadelphia Contemporary, visit link here.

October 8, 2018

Vault House in exhibition at Princeton through November 9

Vault House in exhibition at Princeton through November 9

Johnston Marklee’s Vault House is featured in exhibition, “44 Low-resolution houses,” at Princeton University School of Architecture.

Exhibition open September 11 – November 9, 2019

North Gallery, Princeton University School of Architecture

September 18, 2018

Mark Lee at USC - Wed. September 26

Mark Lee at USC - Wed. September 26

Mark Lee was the recipient of the 2018 USC Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award.

Lecture: Mark Lee
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00pm

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center
Harris Hall USC School of Architecture
825 Bloom Walk
Los Angeles, CA 90089

September 18, 2018

Sharon Johnston at UT Austin - Wed, September 26

Sharon Johnston at UT Austin - Wed, September 26

Sharon Johnston will lecture at the University of Texas at Austin, presented by the School of Architecture.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:00pm

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall
The University of Texas at Austin
200 W 21st St. Austin TX 78712

August 9, 2018

Sharon Johnston at MAK Center – August 16

Sharon Johnston at MAK Center – August 16

Sharon Johnston will participate in a panel discussion as part of the exhibition, “POETIC STRUCTURE: ART + ENGINEERING + ARCHITECTURE – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP” at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

July 12, 2018

Mark Lee at CCVA Summer Summits - July 12

Mark Lee at CCVA Summer Summits - July 12

Summer Summits is a series of casual outdoor gatherings on the terrace at the Carpenter Center organized around informal slideshow presentations by area artists, curators, museum directors, designers, and others.

Thursday, July 12 7:30 - 9:00pm
Mark Lee, Chair of the Department of Architecture, at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Pedro Alonzo, Independent Curator

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University
24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Level 3, Terrace

June 1, 2018

Johnston Marklee at LA Design Festival - June 8

Johnston Marklee at LA Design Festival - June 8

Sharon and Mark will join ARCHINECT Founder and Editor Paul Petrunia in conversation as part of the LA Design Festival.

Friday, June 8 2:00pm – 3:00pm
ROW DTLA 777 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

The event is free but registration is required. For more information on LA Design Festival and to register, visit link here.

May 30, 2018

Mark Lee Receives 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, USC Architectural Guild

Mark Lee Receives 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award, USC Architectural Guild

Mark Lee was presented with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award at the 59th Annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner on May 16, 2018, held at Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. “Mark has a great architectural legacy in Los Angeles and beyond and we’re pleased to celebrate his many achievements at this year’s dinner,” said USC Architecture Dean Milton S.F. Curry. “The Distinguished Alumni Award is the top award granted to alumni of this school and Mark is incredibly worthy of this honor.”

May 8, 2018

Menil Drawing Institute to open November 3

Menil Drawing Institute to open November 3

The Menil Drawing Institute will open to the public on November 3, 2018. Designed by Johnston Marklee, the institute is the first freestanding facility in the United States created especially for the exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings. The institute will open with the inaugural exhibition,“The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns.”

For more information on the MDI and opening celebrations, visit link here.

April 2, 2018

Sharon Johnston at Stanford - Wed. April 11

Sharon Johnston at Stanford - Wed. April 11

Sharon Johnston will speak at Stanford University as part of their Architecture & Landscape Spring 2018

Lecture Series: VOLUME Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30pm

Lathrop Library
518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305
First Floor, Bishop Auditorium

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. For more information on the lecture series, visit the link here.