Lecture by Architect Grace La

Photo of Grace La and Rendering of her Work

LSU College of Art + Design Distinguished Lecture Series Presents

Grace La

Principal, LA DALLMAN
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wednesday, November 07, 2012, at 4:30 p.m.
LSU Design Building, Room 103
This presentation is sponsored by Coleman Partners Architects, LLC

LA DALLMAN was formed in 1999 in Milwaukee by Grace La and James Dallman and is engaged in the transformation of site through spatial and material investigations of diverse scale and type. An interest in volumetric nesting, material logic and fabrication precision is informed by contingencies of local craft, climate and geomorphology. Featured in the June 2012 Architect Magazine article exploring the fi rm’s design culture, LA DALLMAN has received over forty honors, including seven Design Awards from AIA Wisconsin, and prizes in international competitions. In 2011, LA DALLMAN was the fi rst American fi rm awarded the Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance Prize, recognizing “exceptionally gifted architects in the early phase of their career.” LA DALLMAN was named a 2010 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York, and received the 2007 Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal. The fi rm’s work has won four Faculty Design Awards from the ACSA and Design Engineering awards from the national CRSI, the ASC-Wisconsin and the SEA-Illinois. LA DALLMAN is featured in publications by Architect Magazine, a+t, Architectural Record, Azure, Praxis, Topos, Princeton Architectural Press and Routledge. Grace has lectured widely, including at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the National Building Museum, the New Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Grace La is tenured associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has also taught design studios at the Harvard GSD, and Syracuse University. She received her MArch with thesis distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, winning the Clifford Wong Housing Prize. She graduated AB magna cum laude from Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies.

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The lecture is free and open to the public. Professional AIA and ASLA continuing education credit is available for this lecture.