James Dallman

Design Critic in Architecture

James Dallman is principal of LA DALLMAN, internationally recognized for the integration of architecture, engineering and landscape.  The practice, located in Boston and Milwaukee, is engaged in the transformation of site through spatial and material investigations of diverse scale and type.  Co-founded with Grace La, the firm has been awarded numerous professional honors, including the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices, the Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal, multiple Design Awards from the American Institute of Architects Wisconsin, and prizes in international design competitions. In 2011, LA DALLMAN was the first practice in the United States to receive the Rice Design Alliance Prize, an international award recognizing exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their career.

James Dallman’s commitment to artistic and technical integration has been recognized with honors from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin, and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.  Completed projects include the Miller Brewing Meeting Center, permanent science exhibits for Discovery World, the Marsupial Bridge, the UWM Hillel Student Center, and residential projects. Prior to forming LA DALLMAN, he practiced in Vienna, London, Chicago, Montreal, and Boston.  Dallman has held visiting faculty appointments at the GSD, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Syracuse University, and Arizona State University.

LA DALLMAN’s work is featured in publications by a+t, Architectural Record, Azure, Praxis, Princeton Architectural Press, Routledge and Topos, and they have lectured and exhibited widely, including at the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and New York City’s New Museum.

James Dallman received his M. Arch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, including study at the Ecole Speciale D’Architecture in Paris.