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UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios . Culver City

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Johnston MarkLee . photos: © Iwan Baan . + wallpaper

The UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios restores and expands portions of the existing Culver City campus which has been located in the industrial Hayden Tract since 1986. The new 48,000 square-foot campus includes adaptive reuse of a 21,200 square-foot historic wallpaper factory, converted into a ‘neighborhood’ of graduate art studios, and an expansion of 26,800 square-feet of studios, laboratories, galleries, classrooms, and an artist-in-residence loft for the six disciplines that constitute the curriculum. Continue reading Johnston MarkLee


Johnston Marklee

Menil Drawing Institute . Houston

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Opening of the Menil Drawing Institute at the Menil Collection on Saturday, November 3. The building—dedicated to the acquisition, exhibition, study, conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings—is the fifth museum space at the Menil situated among new green spaces and outdoor sculpture for the public to enjoy. Continue reading Johnston Marklee


Johnston Marklee

Art Barn . Beverly Hills

Johnston Marklee . Art Barn . Beverly Hills (1)

Johnston Marklee . photos: © Florian Holzherr . + metalcon

The project is an addition of a 4,500 square foot art gallery on a residential estate in Beverly Hills. The building consists of two volumes comprised of the same house-like shape, which mitigate between the existing topography and a six foot drop down to the level of a previously existing tennis court. This creates a unique variation of spaces for viewing art, allowing for an intimate gallery at the main entrance and a larger scaled exhibition space at the level of the former tennis court. The shape of the building is furthered by the extension of the form to create an eave along the eastern facade, and the partial repetition of the house form to define the main entry. Continue reading Johnston Marklee