Sharon Johnston is a principal of Johnston Marklee & Associates based in Los Angeles. Founded in 1998, the firm has been engaged in a range of international projects of divergent scales and uses. The work has been featured in national and international media, including Abitare, Domus, Wallpaper*, Metropolis, Icon, Architectural Record, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, l’Architecture Aujourd’hui, Mark Magazine, the Discovery Channel, and KCRW Radio. The collaborative work between the architecture of Johnston Marklee and the world of contemporary art has been the subject of the publication, Later Layer, as well as the forthcoming book House is a House is a House is a House is a House. Another monograph on the work of Johnston Marklee, published by 2G is due out this fall.
Sharon Johnston is an active participant in arts organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, DEPART Foundation in Rome, and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa. She is a Board Member of LAXART, U.C.L.A. University Elementary School, and has served on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the A.I.A. She has lectured widely on the issues of design, sustainability, and the boundaries between art and architecture; including lectures at the Architectural League of New York, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, U.C. Berkeley, Syracuse University, SCI-Arc and M.I.T. She has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.); the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and at Rice University in Houston as the Cullinan Visiting Professor.