Conversation and Book Signing at Arcana Books


Reto Geiser

A Conversation and Book Signing with
Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee, and Veronika Kellndorfer

Saturday, July 9th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Arcana: Books on the Arts
8675 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232

Johnston Marklee partners Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will address the architectural firmís design process and engagement with contemporary art practices in conversation with artist Veronika Kellndorfer, one of the collaborators on their new monograph, HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Johnston Marklee
Founded by partners Sharon Johnston, F.A.I.A. and Mark Lee in 1998, Johnston Marklee is internationally recognized for its diverse portfolio of architecture, engaging the physical and cultural circumstances of each project through a precise synthesis of structural form, materiality, and atmospheric light. The work of the firm pays tribute to a specific Southern Californian interpretation of modernism, and at the same time operates at the intersection of a global and local dialogue. Since founding Johnston Marklee, Johnston and Lee have forged a leading role in the cultural discourse around contemporary art and architecture, eliciting design collaborations with distinguished museums, foundations, and artists around the world. Complementing this far-reaching network, the firmís work is recognized for being deeply rooted in the history and foundations of the discipline.

Veronika Kellndorfer
Originally through painting and more recently through photography, Veronika Kellndorfer has been concerned with the physical and social construction of space. In her recent body of work, Kellndorfer photographed classic modernist architectural landmarks in Los Angeles including the only house built by Oscar Niemeyer in the United States, Rudolph Schindlerís Lovell Beach House, John Lautnerís Silvertop home in Silver Lake, and Frank Lloyd Wrightís Freeman House, among others. Yet, rather than capturing the iconic wide-angle views of these famously photographed homes, Kellndorfer focuses on the intimate details of windows and reflections and how they reveal the ephemeral nature of seeing, as well as the subjectivity of space. This ambiguity of space is heightened by the artistís use of highly reflective glass panels that are often life-sized, and when displayed in a public setting, museum or gallery, invites the viewer to experience his or her own subjective surroundings.

Her exhibition Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi will be on view at Christopher Grimes Gallery from July 8th through September 2nd, 2016.


If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a signed copy of HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE please place your online following the link below by 12:00 noon on Saturday July 9th, or call Arcana Books at 310-458-1499.

Mark Lee Book Signing and Talk at Design Miami/ Basel 2016


Design Miami/

Johnston Marklee partner Mark Lee addresses the firmís design process and engagement with contemporary art practices in a conversation with artists Marianne Mueller and Walead Beshty along with Reto Geiser, editor of their recent monograph HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE:
Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee.

The talk will be followed by a signing of the book.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
5:00-6:00pm

For more information on the event, see link below.

Book Published on the work of Johnston Marklee, June 2016


Reto Geiser

HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE:
Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee

Reto Geiser, Editor
Birkhšuser, Publisher
2016

HOUSE IS A HOUSE.... is the first book to document the approach of Los Angeles-based architects Johnston Marklee. Created in dialogue with a group of international artists and architectural critics, this selection of five residential projects and thematic conversations reflects a decade of Johnston Markleeís architectural explorations and their position within architectural discourse.

With contribution by: Walead Beshty, BLESS, Livia Corona, Veronika Kellndorfer, Luisa Lambri, Sylvia Lavin, Mark Lee, Marianne Mueller, Jack Pierson, Raymund Ryan, Philip Ursprung, Nicolas Valentini, James Welling, and Sarah Whiting

For a look at the book, visit link below for a short video by Reto Geiser.

Johnston Marklee Designs Concept for new Green Line Arts Center in Chicago


Johnston Marklee

Johnston Marklee is designing the concept for the new Green Line Arts Center in the historic Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The new facility is the next major phase of expansion of the Arts Block, a neighborhood cultural development project led by artist/faculty member Theaster Gates and his team at the University of Chicago Arts + Public Life (APL).

The Center will provide new performance, workshop, and exhibition spaces where important works of art are made and vital skills are shared to help all artists excel.

For more information, see full article from Chicago Tribune.

Sharon Johnston at Architectural Record Innovation Conference


Architectural Record

Architectural Record Innovation Conference
Creativity+Design+Technology
Architecture and Making in the Post-Digital Age

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

Sharon Johnston will present ARCHITECTURE AND THE ECOLOGY OF OBJECTS
at 4:00pm.

For more details and registration information, please visit the website.

UCLA Art School plans expansion - designed by Johnston Marklee


LA Times

UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture plans to build studio complex designed by Johnston Marklee.

See link for full article by Christopher Knight, L.A. Times

Mark Lee at University of Nebraska - Lincoln


University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Mark Lee will participate in the Hyde Lecture Series at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, College of Architecture.

Friday, April 15, 2016
4:30pm
Sheldon Museum of Art, Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium

Lecture is open to the public.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee Lecture at Columbia University


Columbia University

Johnston Marklee Lecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Architecture and the Ecology of Objects
Monday, March 28, 2016
6:30pm
Wood Auditorium

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee
Response by Dean Amale Andraos


Since its founding in 1998, Johnston Marklee\'s diverse portfolio has been unified by a singular conceptual approach to each project where the relationship between design and building technology are explored to create unique works of architecture. Principals Sharon Johnston and Mark Leeís approach to projects, varying in scale from master plans to buildings and temporary installations, distills the inherent complexity of each project into coherent solutions. Johnston Marklee has a substantial architectural portfolio including residential, commercial, institutional, and exhibition environments with a particular focus on the arts.

Free and open to the public.
AIA Credit: 1

Exhibition Design for Jim Welling at David Zwirner Gallery NY


Jim Welling

Garage doors open at the David Zwirner Gallery in NY showing Choreograph, an installation by Jim Welling where we collaborated with the exhibit design.

The show will run through January 16, 2016.

Mark Lee at Postmodern Procedures


Princeton University

Organized by Sylvia Lavin, Postmodern Procedures conference will take place at Betts Auditorium, Princeton University on December 4th & 5th.

The purpose of the conference is to first discuss the specific aspects of architectural production under postmodernism to then place these procedures and discuss them in terms of emerging architectural concerns.

Mark Lee, Amale Andraos, and James Wines will take part on the discussion on DEFORMING, December 5th from 9am - 11 am

Design Miami


Design Miami

On December 2, at the Design Talks Studio at Design Miami 2015, Harvard Graduate School of Design Dean, Mohsen Mostafavi and Mark Lee will address modes of imagination, speculation, and conjecture throughout the design process, as well as the significance of the unbuilt.

Mark Lee and Martino Stierli at From The Vault


The Museum of Modern Art

Mark Lee & Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art at From the Vault: Contemporary Voices on the Architecture and Design Collection at MoMA

From the Vault: Contemporary Voices on the Architecture & Design Collection


The Museum of Modern Art

On Wednesday, November 11, Mark Lee will be guest at MoMA\'s conversation series From the Vault: Contemporary Voices on the Architecture and Design Collection at MoMA. Guest speakers are invited to explore MoMA\'s Architecture and Design holdings and to use them as a platform from which they can engage both their own practices and the larger collective and its social issues, creating a dynamic public discussion on architecture, urbanism, and design.

Conversations are from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Architecture and Design Third Floor Galleries

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.

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