Male, born 1955

Associated with the firm network

Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ)

Professional History


Architect, Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Seattle, WA, 06/1981- . His biography page on the NBBJ web site in 2020 stated: "As a partner and leader of NBBJ’s international healthcare practice, Richard Dallam is redefining hospital design. An architect keenly attuned to the spectrum of joyful and vulnerable moments encountered within healthcare environments, he has advocated an expanded view of healthcare architecture for the profession that encompasses the design of more effective health delivery processes. He consistently reaches beyond conventional wisdom—and the traditional realm of the architect—to define new design methodologies that not only advance healthcare architecture but also catalyze positive innovations in the delivery of care. He recently partnered with the Southcentral Foundation in Alaska on a new clinic model. The care model has achieved unprecedented results in improving the health of its enrollees while cutting the costs of treating them, garnering a Malcolm Baldrige award from the United States Commerce Department." (See, "Richard Dallam FAIA," accessed 11/18/2020.)

Dallam was a Managing Partner at NBBJ focused on healthcare projects in 2020.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 2009. (See Daily Journal of, “3 Seattle architects named AIA fellows,” published 03/04/2009, accessed 11/18/2020.) Dallam was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA along with Seattle architects James Suehiro (b. 1952) and Gerald "Butch" Reifert.

According to his page in 2020, Dallam was named by Healthcare Design magazine as one of “Twenty Who Are Making a Difference.” (See, "Richard Dallam," accessed 11/14/2020.)


High School/College

Graduate, Bella Vista High School, Fair Oaks, CA, c. 1970.

B.A., Philosophy of Science, University of California, Davis (UCD), Davis, CA, 1972-1976.

M.A., Analytic Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1976-1978.

B.Arch., University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.



Dallam was born in AZ, and spent part of his childhood in Fair Oaks, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA. He attended Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks.

Dallam studied at universities in Arizona, Idaho and California.

He moved to Seattle, WA, to begin work with NBBJ Architects in 06/1981, where he has remained.


His father was Richard F. Dallam, Sr., (born 10/03/1924 in Fort Dodge, IA-d. 01/27/2010). He wed Nancy Ann Gursky (born 03/16/1926 in PA-d. 04/04/1997 in Sacramento County, CA) on 11/09/1950 in Pima County, AZ.

Dallam was a elementary school teacher.

Richard Dallam, Sr., had one sister, Martha Lenore Dallam Portenier.


He wed Sandra Lewis (born c. 1954 in WA) on 09/14/1985 in Seattle, WA.

PCAD id: 6839