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Grace La / La Dallman

April 18, 2012 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Grace La is associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture & Urban Planning, and principal of La Dallman. She is also a Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Co-founded with James Dallman, La Dallman is engaged in the transformation of site through spatial and material investigations of diverse scale and type. The practice has been awarded over thirty professional honors, including: A 2010 Emerging Voice award by the Architectural League of New York; the Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal; the 2011 recipient of the Spotlight: 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 Antón García-Abril of Spain and Sou Fujimoto of Japan.

Grace La is co-editor of Skycar City, co-founder and three-time editor of UWM's Calibrations, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Architectural Education. Her current research and teaching at UWM are funded by KI and was featured in the annual Metropolis Conference at ICFF in 2010. The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has also bestowed La with four Faculty Design Awards, which honor outstanding projects that advance the reflective nature of practice and teaching. La received her Master of Architecture with thesis distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, winning the Clifford Wong Housing Prize. She graduated A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies.

This lecture is free and open to the public, and has been approved for one Learning Unit of continuing education credit for AIA members. AIA member attendees will receive credit if they sign the AIA Course Attendance Form (include AIA membership number, name and e-mail address) located outside of the main entrance to the Gui Auditorium.