Exhibition on View: Practice Sessions No. 4
House is a House is a House is a House is a House Exhibition will be on view February 21 - 24
Founder and Principal, Mark Lee, and Director of Design, Anton Schneider of Johnston Marklee will lead twenty-four students in a four-day design charette. Located in the College Gallery, the work-in-progress is on view to the Taubman community and the public.
Mark Lee is a principal and founding partner of the Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee. Since its establishment in 1998, Johnston Marklee has been recognized nationally and internationally with over 30 major awards. A book on the work of the firm, entitled HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE IS A HOUSE, was published by Birkhauser in 2016. This followed a monograph on the firm’s work, published in 2014 by 2G.
Practice Sessions is part of the University of Michigan’s Third Century Initiative, which funds experimental pedagogies in a bid to change how teaching and learning happen within the bounds of the institution. Over a five- year period, ten architectural practices will be invited to Taubman College to run a practice session. Each session centers on an immersive four-day design charette that culminates in a juried review and exhibition. These sessions are not workshops in the conventional sense. Invited practices are not selected to repeat a known and routinized working method in collaboration with students. Instead, invitees are called to work in an experimental mode, where everything is subject to the pressures of practice on design, and where practice and the academy intersect.