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, LA DALLMAN is the first American practice to receive the Rice Design Alliance Prize, an international award recognizing exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their career.  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.

James Dallman’s commitment to artistic and technical integration has been recognized with honors from the American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.  Completed projects include the Marsupial Bridge, the Miller Brewing Meeting Center, permanent science exhibits for Discovery World, the UWM Hillel Student Center, Kilbourn Tower, and residential projects. Dallman has held visiting faculty appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, 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 Danish Architecture Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art Heinz Architectural Center, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the New Museum in New York City.

James Dallman is a member of the AIA and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Wisconsin.  He received his M. Arch from 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.