Linda Taalman currently directs Taalman Koch Architecture based in Los Angeles, which has completed a number of award winning projects including the Off-grid itHouse (AIA LA Merit Award 2008, Sunset Western Home Awards 2009- Best Small Space), the Small Skyscraper (LEF Fund) and Stabiae Archeological Park (ASLA Scraper Award).
She explores architecture collaboratively through investigations into building technologies and systems, integrating sustainability, practicality and ingenuity. She has lectured on her practice at the Architecture League in New York, the Aspen Institute, California College of the Arts, Columbia University, Dwell on Design, the Sculpture Center, Yale University, and ARTFORUM Berlin.
Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world at MOMA, MAK, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and the Vitra Design Museum. She is Assistant Professor of Architecture focusing on Building Technology at Woodbury University. She earned a BArch in Architecture from the Cooper Union. Shortly after graduating she founded OpenOffice arts + architecture collaborative with Alan Koch in New York. Under this banner Taalman was partner in charge for the Dia: Beacon museum (AIA NY Merit Award 2006) and a series of collaborative arts endeavors including Trespassing : Houses x Artists (NEA grant 2002).
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After a highly successful Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium in October of 2011, students from Woodbury University have gathered once again in order to prepare their second annual event. The topic of this year focuses on the "cardiovascular system" of a city—its infrastructure. The discussion will investigate how various infrastructures—perform, exchange, and are incorporated into the natural environment.