The work of LA DALLMAN explores architecture as transformed site, reshaping the raw materials of found and abstracted landscape in projects of diverse scale and type. Among the broad range of their work, notable projects include urban infrastructure, public space, artistic installations, houses, and civic buildings.
Led by James Dallman and Grace La, the practice has been awarded over thirty professional honors since its inception in 1999, including seven Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects Wisconsin, and several prizes in international design competitions. LA DALLMAN was named a 2010 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York and received the national Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal. The firm is the 2011 recipient of the The Rice Design Alliance Prize, an international honor that " recognizes exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their career. "
LA DALLMAN is the first United States practice to receive the prize, which was previously awarded to acclaimed architects Antn Garcéa-Abril of Spain and Sou Fujimoto of Japan. In their roles as educators, James Dallman and Grace La have held academic appointments and visiting professorships at a number of institutions including their alma mater, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where Grace La serves as a member of the tenured faculty and James Dallman as Adjunct Faculty.
LA DALLMAN's completed projects include the Miller Brewing Meeting Center, permanent exhibits for Discovery World, the Marsupial Bridge, the UWM Hillel Student Center, and the Levy House. Current work includes a Trail Hub for the Oneida Nation and the Harmony Project - a collaboration between the Milwaukee Ballet, the UWM Peck School of the Arts Dance Department, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. LA DALLMAN's work is featured in publications by a+t, Architectural Record, Azure, Praxis, Princeton Architectural Press, Routledge, and Topos. LA DALLMAN has exhibited and lectured at prestigious universities and cultural institutions including New York City's New Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center, Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Building Museum, Washington, DC.
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