Lecture by Mark Lee, partner of Johnston Marklee discussing their book, House Is A House Is A House Is A House Is A House: Architectures and Collaborations of Johnston Marklee.
This book brings together the work of the Los Angeles based architectural workshop Johnston Marklee since its founding in 1998. Unified by a conceptual approach to each project, the firm's work is recognized internationally for its engagement with contemporary art practices while being deeply rooted in the history and foundations of the discipline. Reflecting on Johnston Marklee’s design process in drawing upon an extensive network of experts in related fields, the book is structured along seven conversations and seven artist interpretations of Johnston Marklee’s buildings and projects. A comprehensive list of work illustrated with small photographs and diagrams will conclude this monograph.
Mark Lee is a founder and Principal of Johnston Marklee. Mark shapes Johnston Marklee's collaborations with advanced research teams composed of innovative thinkers and designers from professional and academic disciplines. With deep knowledge of both architectural history and contemporary discourse and construction practices, Mark directs design teams through critical research while striving for efficiency and precision in production. Lee has written and lectured widely on his research regarding culture specific landscapes and new strategies in material form and technology. Lee has been invited as a visiting critic at numerous institutions around the world, including Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, University of Michigan, UCLA, UIC, T.U. Berlin, ETH Zurich, Rice University, and SCI-Arc. 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 Harvard GSD. He sits on the advisory board of Depart Foundation.
Part of the Arguments Lecture Series organized by the M.S. Advanced Architectural Design program.