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lecture

MARK LEE: ARCHITECTURE AND THE ECOLOGY OF OBJECTS

19 June 2014 19:00 pm - Städelschule Aula

Mark Lee is the principal of Johnston Marklee & Associates. The Los Angeles-based firm has been engaged in a range of institutional, residential, and commercial commissions in the U.S., as well as in Argentina, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Italy since the office opened in 1998. 

Adopting an interdisciplinary design approach in exploring emergent design strategies and solutions for architecture and urbanism, Johnston Marklee has received several awards, including the 2002 and 2012 Progressive Architecture Design Award, the 2004, 2006, and 2011 AIA Los Angeles Honor Awards, the 2007 Merit Award from the AIA California Council, the 2007 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, the Honor Award from the Westside Urban Forum, and the Design Award Citation from the AIA Los Angeles. In 2011, U.C.L.A. has commissioned Johnston Marklee to design the new Graduate Art Studios in Culver City. And in 2012, Johnston Marklee has been selected to design the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center in Houston, Texas.  
Combining his academic and design expertise, Mark Lee conducts speculative research based on critical reassessments of architectural and urban design history.  Developing theories on the urban development and housing at border cities, culture-specific topological landscapes, and new design strategies in material form and technology, he has written and lectured widely on his research. Mark Lee has taught at the Federal Institute of Technology (E.T.H.) in Zurich, at the Technical University of Berlin, at Rice University in Houston, Texas, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); where he has served as Vice Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
The title for his lecture will still be “Architecture and the Ecology of Objects” where Mark will review the recent works completed by the firm.