Mark Lee is a principal of Johnston Marklee & Associates. The Los Angeles-based firm has developed a range of institutional, residential, and commercial commissions in the U.S., as well as in Argentina, Chile, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and China since it was founded in 1998. The work of Johnston Marklee has received awards such as Progressive Architecture Design Awards, AIA Los Angeles Honor and Merit Awards, the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, as well as awards from the California Council and Westside Urban Forum. Current projects include the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas; the new U.C.L.A. Graduate Art Studios in Culver City, California; the DEPART Art Foundation campus in Grottaferrata, Italy; and the West Bund Biennial Pavilion in Shanghai, China.
Mark Lee has written and lectured widely and his writings have been published in journals such as Werk, Bauen + Wohnen, Daidalos, San Rocco, Dédalo, and Trans. He has served as a juror for the Holcim Foundation, was a member of the National Board of Directors of DO_CO.MO.MO US, and is on the editorial board of Jornal dos Arquitectos in Portugal, the Board of Advisors for the DEPART Foundation and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. He was a Guest Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, the Cullinan Visiting Professor at Rice University in Houston, and has taught at the E.T.H. in Zurich and U.C.L.A., where he has served as Vice Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.