Founder and Principal
Lecture: Monday, October 20, 2014
5:30pm - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Sponsored by the Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Fund
Lecture Title: "Architecture and the Ecology of Objects"
Sharon Johnston is a principal of Johnston Marklee & Associates based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1998, the firm has been engaged in a range of international projects of divergent scales and uses. The work has been featured in national and international media, including Abitare, Domus, Wallpaper*, Metropolis, Icon, Architectural Record, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, l’Architecture Aujourd’hui, and Mark Magazine. The collaborative work between the architecture of Johnston Marklee and the world of contemporary art has been the subject of the publication, Later Layer, as well as the forthcoming book House is a House is a House is a House is a House. A monograph on the work of Johnston Marklee, published by 2G was published in the Spring of 2014.
Sharon Johnston is an active participant in arts organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, DEPART Foundation in Rome, and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa. She is a Board Member of the U.C.L.A. University Elementary School, and has served on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the A.I.A. She has lectured widely on the issues of design, sustainability, and the boundaries between art and architecture. Sharon and partner Mark Lee are currently teaching a multi-year studio at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and in 2013 the team taught at Rice University as the Cullinan Visiting Professors. The firm received the Emerging Practice Award by the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA in 2013 and was nominated for the Mies Prize in 2014.