Peter Ballman is a construction manager and architect.  Working with Sciame Construction since 2009 he has worked on some of the most unique and complex buildings in New York City, integrating the demands of site, design, logistics, engineering, cost and scheduling with the needs of public institutions, private developers, and city agencies.  This experience informs a customized approach for every project that integrates design, execution and project delivery, prioritizing quality, durability and longevity. 

As an architect he has worked in the offices of Kohn Pederson Fox, Himma Studio, and Barkow Leibinger. 

Ballman holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Reed College (2000) and a bachelor of architecture from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union (2008). He has served as a Visiting Critic at Cornell University, where his teaching in design studios and seminars focused on construction technologies, and has taught an integrated design studio at Pratt Institute.  


Dasha Khapalova is a registered architect in New York and Nebraska.  She has worked in the offices of Deborah Berke Partners, Barkow Leibinger, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and OBRA Architects.  She is a Visiting Critic in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University where she teaches design studio and representation courses, and has previously taught at Pratt Institute.  She has been an invited critic at Harvard GSD, Princeton University, The Cooper Union, Syracuse University, and Pratt.  In 2012 Khapalova was the recipient of the Gabriel Prize Fellowship, and her work has been published in Architects Draw by Sue Ferguson Gussow, Open City: Existential Urbanity by Diane Lewis et al, and Harvard GSD's Platform series.

Khapalova received her master of architecture degree from Harvard GSD in 2012 where she was awarded the Kevin V. Kieran Prize for highest academic achievement. Her undergraduate studies were divided between Cornell University and The Cooper Union, where she received her bachelor of architecture degree in 2007 and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit and was a recipient of the John Q. Hejduk Scholarship.