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Lecture: Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee

May 28, 2015
Price Auditorium—Use the Michigan Avenue entrance.
$10 A&D Society members, $15 general public, free to students

Mark Lee is co-founder and principal of the Los Angeles—based firm Johnston Marklee with his partner Sharon Johnston. Beginning in 1998, the firm has been engaged in a range of institutional, residential, and commercial commissions in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Chile, Spain, China, Portugal, Switzerland, and Italy. Marked by a consistency of conceptual focus on design and technology, rather than a signature style, Johnston Marklee has been the recipient of numerous awards, including multiple honors from Progressive Architecture and the AIA Los Angeles, as well as an Emerging Architecture Award from Architectural Record in 2009. Recently the firm broke ground on their design for the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston, Texas, and was selected to create a new master plan and restaurant for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

In addition to built work, Mark Lee also engages in speculative research developing critical reassessments of architectural and urban history for new development and housing in border cities, culture-specific topological landscapes, and new design strategies in material form and technology. Lee has written, lectured, and taught widely and served as a visiting critic at many architecture schools including UCLA, Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, UIC, ETH Zurich, Rice University, and SCI-Arc.

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The Architecture & Design Society gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Park Hyatt Chicago.

Johnston Marklee. Hill House, 2004. Pacific Palisades, California. Photo courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier.