Sharon Johnston is a founding partner of the architecture firm Johnston Marklee. Projects undertaken by Johnston Marklee are diverse in scale and type, spanning seven countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Menil Collection, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Architecture Museum of TU Munich. Johnston is a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has taught at major universities including Princeton University and UCLA, and held the Cullinan Chair at Rice University and the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto. Johnston and partner Mark Lee were the Artistic Directors for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Johnston Marklee designed the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas, which opens to the public on November 3, 2018.
Goldsmith Interviews is a series of faculty- and student-led video interviews with visiting lecturers at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Each semester, the School’s Lectures and Exhibitions Committee invites international experts in the fields of architecture, architectural history, community and regional planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, urban design, and other allied disciplines to share career highlights and a range of models for practice. Goldsmith Interviews features short conversations with these experts, filmed before they take the stage for their public lectures.