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.
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.