2018 AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture

Thirty-Fourth Annual AIA East Bay/UC Berkeley Joint Lecture:  Sharon Johnston, FAIA and Mark Lee, Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Cost: Free, Open to All, Seating is Limited
1.5 CES LUs

Reception and Dinner
Time: 5pm
Location: The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Contact: 510/464-3600
Interested in sponsorship? Click here to register.
All dinner attendees enjoy reserved lecture seating. 

Sharon Johnston, FAIA and Mark Lee are the founding partners of the architecture firm Johnston Marklee. They have taught at major universities including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Princeton University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Technical University of Berlin, and ETH Zurich. They have held the Cullinan Chair at Rice University and the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto.

Since its establishment in 1998 in Los Angeles, Johnston Marklee has been recognized nationally and internationally with over 30 major awards and numerous publications. Johnston and Lee were named the 2016 USA Oliver Fellows for Architecture & Design by the United States Artists. A book on the work of the firm, entitled House Is a House Is a House Is a House Is a House, was published by Birkhauser in 2016. This followed a monograph on the firm’s work, published in 2014 by 2G.

Projects undertaken by Johnston Marklee are diverse in scale and type, spanning seven countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Current projects include the renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which opened in September 2017, the new UCLA Graduate Art Studios campus in Culver City, California, and the Menil Drawing Institute, on the campus of the Menil Collection, complete in 2018.

The firm’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Menil Collection, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Architecture Museum of TU Munich.

Johnston Marklee are the Artistic Directors for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Lecture Dinner

Each year we ask East Bay firms to help underwrite the expense of bringing in a renowned architect to Cal. Through the firms’ generosity we are able to present international architects such as Andrea Leers, Fuhimiko Maki, Craig Dykers and Merrill Elam without charging for the lecture. One benefit of sponsorship is attendance at the lecture dinner. The traditional wine reception and dinner precedes Johnston and Lee’s lecture. Dinner guests have reserved seats at the lecture hall–a must for this popular lecture series!

Interested in sponsorship? Click here to register. 

2018 Sponsors include

Alexander Jermyn Architecture

Byrens Kim Design Works

Carol Shen, FAIA

Choi & Robles

Craiker Architects

Design Draw Build

Devi Dutta Architecture

ELS Architecture and Urban Design

Glass Associates, Inc.

Haviland Associates Architects

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