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Sharon Johnston, FAIA, and Mark Lee are the founding partners of the architecture firm Johnston Marklee. Since its establishment in 1998 in Los Angeles, Johnston Marklee has been recognized nationally and internationally with over 40 major awards and numerous publications.

Projects undertaken by Johnston Marklee are diverse in scale and type, spanning fourteen countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Recent projects include the Menil Drawing Institute, on the campus of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, which opened November 2018; a renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which opened in September 2017; the new UCLA Graduate Art Studios campus in Culver City, California; and the design of the new Dropbox global headquarters in San Francisco.

Transparency

Johnston Marklee is a WBE-certified, BIPOC-led firm. For our firm, equity and sustainability in society and building are inextricably linked and guide our practice protocols across all sectors of decision-making and collaboration. The structure of our design process, communication approach, and engagement with our staff, collaborators, and clients is founded on seeking out diverse voices, far reaching spheres of influence, and unexpected confluences of ideas and traditions towards sustainable outcomes.

Diversity at JML

Diversity and Sustainability

Diversity in Thinking

Recognition

  • Design Award - Merit Award, Interior Architecture

    AIA Los Angeles

    Dropbox Global Headquarters

    November, 2022

  • 1st Prize, International Design Competition

    Swiss House

    Swiss House

    October, 2022

  • 2022 AIA Education Facility Design - Merit Award

    AIA National

    UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios

    May, 2022

  • Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

    American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee

    April, 2022

  • 2022 AIA Architecture Awards

    AIA National

    Menil Drawing Institute

    February, 2022

  • 1st Prize, International Design Competition

    Kunstmuseum Basel

    Kunstmuseum Basel

    November, 2021

Publications

Collaborations

Sale House, Livia Corona
Sale House, Livia Corona
Collaborations & Collages
Collaborations & Collages
Sale House, Livia Corona
Sale House, Livia Corona
Sale House, Livia Corona
Sale House, Livia Corona
Sale House, Livia Corona
Sale House, Livia Corona
Any House is a Home: Monument, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Marianne Mueller
Any House is a Home: Monument, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Marianne Mueller
Aesop Culver City, MG&Co., Photo: Courtesy of Aesop
Aesop Culver City, MG&Co., Photo: Courtesy of Aesop
Shocken
Shocken, Veronika Kellndorfer
Credenza
Credenza, Cleto Munari
Tower of X
Tower of X, Wallpaper*
Hugo Table
Hugo Table, Schneider Luescher
Papillon Pavilion
Papillon Pavilion, Janna Ireland