Mark LeeJohnston Marklee/USA
Since its founding in 1998 Johnston Marklee’s diverse portfolio has been unified by a conceptual approach to each project. Rather than adhere to a signature style, the intricate relations between design and building technology are explored to create unique and vital works of architecture. JML’s innovative design process includes frequent collaborations with contemporary artists, writers, photographers and sculptors, bringing multiple layers of expertise to each project. Featured extensively in national and international media, the repertoire of Johnston Marklee include the exhibition designs of nano at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kaikai Kiki Merchandise Room of ©Murakami at the Museum of Contemporary Art; the structurally innovative Hill House in Pacific Palisades, CA; the color-specific Sale House in Venice, CA; the conjoined boutiques of Mameg and Maison Martin Margiela in Beverly Hills, CA; and the Writers-in-Residence Studies for the Lannan Foundation in Marfa, TX. Current projects include the Grand Traiano Art Complex in Grottaferrata, Italy; the Poggio Golo winery in Montepulciano, Italy; the View House in Rosario, Argentina; and a private beachside residence in Oxnard, CA. The firm has garnered several awards including the 2002 Progressive Architecture Design Award, the 2004 and 2006 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, the Design Award Citation from the AIA Los Angeles and P/A Awards from Architecture Magazine.