Emerging Voices winner profile

Johnston Marklee

Johnston Marklee | Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong, China, 2006. Image courtesy Johnston Marklee

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Johnston Marklee won a 2007 award.

Since 1998, principals and design directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee have sought to work collaboratively with other artists, designers, and engineers to form “a synthesis of each client’s needs with the specific circumstances of site, program, and economics.”

The Los Angeles-based firm’s recent projects have included Hill House in Pacific Palisades, California, a recipient of the Progressive Architecture Award from Architecture Magazine, as well as awards from the AIA; Sale House, a residence in conversation with Morphosis’ 2-4-6-8 Studio in Venice, California; and the design for the Marfa Public Library in Texas. Additionally, in 2004, Johnston Marklee designed the exhibition space for nano, an exploration of the world of nanoscience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee are active members of the UCLA School of Architecture faculty.