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Contemporary, innovative Los Angeles designers Johnston, Lee to lecture at SU School of Architecture
Contemporary, innovative Los Angeles designers Johnston, Lee to lecture at SU School of ArchitectureOctober 18, 2007Mary Kate O’Brienmcobrien@syr.edu
Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of the school’s home, The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St. The lecture, titled “Too dumb for New York, Too ugly for L.A.,” is free and open to the public. For information on parking, call (315) 443-8238.
Founded in 1998, Johnston Marklee designs and develops award-winning contemporary buildings and interiors. Its design of Hill House in Palisades, Calif. — offering panoramic views of the Santa Monica Canyon — received a 2006 AIA LA Design Honor Award. Recent projects include an exhibition design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art entitled “nano” and development of the internationally acclaimed Writers-in-Residence Studios for the Lannan Foundation in Marfa, Texas.
Sharon Johnston A.I.A is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a B.A. in history and art history. She earned her architectural degree at Harvard Design School (GSD). On the UCLA campus, she is currently involved with the renovation of Perloff Hall, home of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, where she is an active member of the faculty.
Mark Lee is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned a B.A. in architecture. He earned his second architectural degree [M. Arch II] at the Harvard Design School (GSD). Lee has contributed to an award-winning body of work, which has been exhibited internationally. He has been an integral member of the faculty at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design since 1998 and serves as coordinator of the Graduate Core Program.