Menil Drawing Institute Breaks Ground


The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas, broke ground on Friday, March 27th.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to Discuss LACMA Expansion at Occidental

Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee will join Los Angeles County Museum of Art director Michael Govan, Los Angeles Times art and architecture writer Carolina Miranda, and architecture critics Greg Goldin and Christopher Hawthorne to discuss the controversial Peter Zumthor plan to radically redesign LACMA.

The event will take place tonight, March 25th, from 7:30 to 9:30, in Thorne Hall at Occidental College.

Menil Drawing Institute Groundbreaking March 27

Johnston Marklee

The Menil Drawing Institute will be the first freestanding facility in the United States created solely for the exhibition, study, conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The institute, designed by Johnston Marklee in collaboration with landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and structural engineer Guy Nordenson and Associates, will break ground on the morning of Friday, March 27.

Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Organized in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago, The Lakefront Kiosk Competition calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago’s lakefront. Sharon Johnston will participate in the jury that will select one of the four new kiosks that will be unveiled at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston Lecture at A+D Museum March 12

Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston will present recent work as guests of the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metro Program. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. (reception at 6:30) at the A+D Museum on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The event is open to the public and free for A+D members and Cal Poly students and alumni.

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