Linda Taalman Selected as 2017 Groundbreakers Juror

Associate Professor Linda Taalman has been selected as a juror in the 2017 Curbed Groundbreakers Competition. In its third year, the awards program recognizes architects who are changing how the built world functions.

One of the competition’s annual goals is variegation: diversity in terms of location, types of built work, how practices operate, identity and representation. With a jury that reflects this same approach, seven jurors were selected at the top of their respective fields. The group includes Marlon Blackwell, Susan Chin, Andrea Cochran, Philip Freelon, Dung Ngo, Linda Taalman, and Darren Walker.

Linda Taalman lives and practices in Los Angeles, where she leads her company IT House Inc., facilitating the completion of over a dozen offsite-fabricated IT House projects. She simultaneously directs her studio Taalman Architecture, formerly Taalman Koch Architecture, where her projects have garnered a multitude of accolades: Dia: Beacon (AIA NY Merit Award 2006), IT House (AIA LA Merit Award 2008, Sunset Western Home Awards 2009- Best Small Space), the Small Skyscraper (LEF Fund), and Stabiae Archeological Park (ASLA Scraper Award). Taalman’s explorations in architecture investigate the potential of building technologies and systems, sustainability, practicality, and ingenuity. She has lectured widely, from Copenhagen to Aspen, and her work has been exhibited throughout the world at the likes of MOMA, Art Basel, and the Vitra Design Museum. Linda previously taught at Art Center College of Design, the Cooper Union, SCI Arc, USC and UCLA before joining Woodbury University.

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