Notable Alumni

Mark Lee ’85

Webb School of California

Mark Lee is chair of the department of architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design and a founder and principal, with his wife Sharon Johnston, of the dynamic architecture firm Johnston Marklee—having worked throughout the US, Europe, and South America. In 2017, together with partner Sharon Johnston, he was artistic director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. One of his best known designs is the famous “Hill House” built into the hillside in the Pacific Palisades in Southern California. The Los Angeles Times named his firm, Johnston Marklee, one of the two architecture firms to follow in 2013.
Recent projects include the Menil Drawing Institute, the first freestanding American museum dedicated entirely to drawing, and a new master plan for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Lee received his Bachelor of Arts in architecture from USC and earned a Master in Architecture at the Harvard Design School. In addition to design, Lee has taught at ETH Zurich, a science and technology university, UCLA and was a guest professor at the Technical University Berlin.

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