Mark Lee Appointed Chair of Department of Architecture at Harvard GSD 23.03.18

Mark Lee harvard GSD ICONMark Lee has been appointed chair of Harvard GSD

Harvard alumnus Mark Lee will be the new Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design from June 2018

Mark Lee has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Architecture at Harvard University’s graduate school of design, in the latest in a string of new appointments at the prestigious school. Announced this week, Lee’s tenure will begin in June 2018.

Lee has been a member of the GSD faculty since 2013 teaching as a design critic, and is a principal and co-founder of Los Angeles -based Johnston Marklee studio with Sharon Johnston.

"I am honoured to be entrusted with the chairmanship of the Department of Architecture at the GSD," Lee said.

"In advancing both the discipline and the profession of architecture, the department has been without parallel; I look forward to building upon the formidable achievements of my predecessors and this deeply-rooted tradition of excellence."

The announcement follows recent news that Lee will also become Professor in Practice of Architecture at the department. Jeanne Gang and Johnston will also become professors from July this year.

Both Lee and Johnston are Harvard alumni, with Lee earning his masters from Cambridge, Massachusetts institution in 1995.

Since its inception in 1998, Johnston Marklee has received over 30 major awards. Ongoing projects of theirs include the renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the UCLA Graduate Art Studios campus in California. Lee also served as Co-Artistic Director at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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