At Webb, renowned architect Mark Lee ’85 was inspired by art teacher Blair Maffris who always encouraged him to engage in extracurricular projects that would allow him to explore his interests.
Today, Mark is 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. 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, which broke ground on March 27, and a new master plan for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In addition to his architectural practice in Los Angeles, Mark teaches design studios at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Lee received his BA in architecture from USC and earned a Masters 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.
Amara Berry ’12 truly embodies what it means to think boldly, mindfully and creatively. In October 2017, she was invited to give a Tedx Talk in Providence, Rhode Island, where she spoke on the legacy of her grandparents, how their work inspired her and the incredible work she is doing with our youth through The Sparkle Program.
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.