Linda Taalman is a dedicated teacher who previously taught at Art Center College of Design, the Cooper Union, SCI Arc, USC and UCLA before joining Woodbury University. Taalman currently directs Taalman Architecture based in Los Angeles, which has completed a number of award winning projects including the itHouse (AIA LA Merit Award 2008), the Small Skyscraper (LEF Fund) and Stabiae Archeological Park (ASLA Scraper Award). For 12 years, she has explored architecture as a collaborative practice, engaging in a wide range of projects including museum and exhibition spaces, public art, master planning and domestic architecture.
Linda Taalman earned a BArch in Architecture from the Cooper Union in 1997. Shortly after graduating she founded OpenOffice arts + architecture collaborative with Alan Koch in New York in 1998. Under this banner Taalman was partner in charge for the Dia: Beacon museum (AIA NY Merit Award 2006) and a series of collaborative arts endeavors including Trespassing : Houses x Artists (NEA grant 2002). Currently she is working on a dozen small houses using the itHouse prefabricated component system. Taalman is a registered architect in New York and California. She has lectured on the collaborative nature of her practice at the Architecture League in New York, the Aspen Institute, California College of the Arts, Columbia University, the Sculpture Center, Yale University, and ARTFORUM Berlin. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world at MOMA, the MAK Vienna, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Art Basel, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and the Vitra Design Museum.
BArch, Cooper Union