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Grace La is principal and co-founder of LA DALLMAN, Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Chair of the GSD’s Practice Platform, and former Director of the GSD’s M.Arch Programs (2014-17). Her commitment to teaching and exemplary practice demonstrates a unique ability to link the profession and the academy. La co-chaired the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) 2019 national conference, which received the highest number of submissions within the last decade. The ACSA has bestowed Grace La with four Faculty Design Awards, which honor “outstanding projects that advance the reflective nature of practice and teaching." Grace La was inducted to the United States General Services Administration (GSA) 2010 Class of Peer Professionals comprised of "the nation's most distinguished private sector leaders in art, design, engineering and construction." She served on the faculty at the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning (2005-13), a 2010 Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard GSD and Visiting Faculty at Syracuse University. She received her professional degree in architecture with thesis distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), winning the Clifford Wong Housing Prize. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Visual and Environmental Studies.

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James Dallman is principal and co-founder of LA DALLMAN, and Design Critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). James Dallman’s commitment to artistic and technical excellence in architectural practice has resulted in competition winning entries and work at a wide range of scales. Prior to forming LA DALLMAN, he worked in distinguished firms in Vienna, London, New York, Chicago, Montreal, and Boston where he led design efforts ranging from large-scale, complex building programs to furniture design. James Dallman’s work has been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. Recognized for his artistry in architectural representation and detail, his analytical drawings have been exhibited at the Harvard GSD and are published in the journal 9H. In addition to his teaching at Harvard GSD, he has taught as Visiting Faculty at the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning, Arizona State University School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture, and Syracuse University School of Architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a B.S. in Architecture, including study at the Ecole Speciale D’Architecture in Paris.


Collaborators since 1999

Lisa Mary Albright 

Cari Alcombright 

Rana Aksoy

Adam Bastjan 

Nate Buttel 

Aimilios Davliantis Lo

Kevin Dunphy 

Josh Ehr 

Barbara Endes 

David Fox 

Marit Gamberg 

Doug Gerlach 

Megan Gilfillan 

Jonathan Goldstein 

Mikhail Grinwald

Anne E. Gustavson 

Callan Guth

Cory Hawbecker 

Dan Hesketh 

Nicole Hill 

Lucas Hiller

Peter Hiller 

Rene King 

Joel M. Koeppen 

Andrew Lasca 

Haiyin Li 

Len Lopate 

Paul Lorenz 

Christopher Ludwig 

Matthew Marks 

Yusuke Matsushita 

Paul Mattek 

Patrice McNair 

Brook Meier 

Christopher Meyer

Steve Meyer

Iain Morris 

P.J. Murrill 

Trina Nance 

Nancy Nichols 

Ann Noonan 

Trevor Patt 

Andy Park

Nickolas Popoutsis 

Alexander Porter 

Jihyun Ro

Amanda Schmidt 

Christian Schoewe 

James Schrader 

Jes Skaug 

David Solomon

Noele Stollmack 

Bob Tiede 

Y Nhi Tran

Ann Trudeau 

Omar Valentin

Stephen Vebber 

Belle Verwaay

Khoa Vu

Alex Walker 

Nick Wallin 

Erik Walsh 

Brian Wang 

John Wang

Sarah Weber 

Nathaniel Zuelzke 

Nick Zukauskas