January 19, 2018

Harvard Graduate School of Design Appoints Three New Professors

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—On Tuesday, the Harvard Graduate School of Design announced the appointment of three professors in practice in the Department of Architecture. Jeanne Gang, Sharon Johnston, and Mark Lee will begin their tenures July 1, 2018; all three are alumni of Harvard GSD’s Masters of Architecture program.

Jeanne Gang has served as design critic in architecture at Harvard since 2011, and, in 2017, was named the John Portman Design Critic in Architecture and the recipient of the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award. Her practice, Studio Gang, is responsible for the expansion of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the new United States Embassy in Brasília, Brazil, and the Aqua Tower in Chicago. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to her degree from Harvard GSD, Gang studied urban design at ETH Zürich.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee are the founders and principals of Johnston Marklee. Their firm is behind the recent renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the University of California, Los Angeles graduate art studios, and Houston’s Menil Drawing Institute. The have previously held teaching positions at University of Toronto, where they served as the Frank Gehry Chair at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Rice University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Johnston and Lee have been design critics at Harvard GSD since 2013.

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