May 18, 2015
We are very excited to announce that this past spring we broke ground on the Kresge Foundation expansion. The expansion will be designed to accommodate the future needs of the Foundation and add approximately 15,900 of space to the headquarters, (...)
March 15, 2015
VDTA renovated two top floors in the downtown Bellevue office tower. The space has magnificent 360 degree views of the mountains, and overlooks Lake Washington to downtown Seattle. In a highly competitive talent market, the client looked to the design (...)
March 10, 2015
This project doubles the footprint for VMware in the Dallas Area. This office is located in a building that was designed to provide office space consisting of small enclosed offices and large seas of cubicles. The challenge here was to (...)
December 20, 2014
Joe Valerio was invited, by Habitat Futura, as a panelist discussing the complexities of sustainable design in architecture at the Fourth International Bienal on Sustainable Architecture in Barcelona, Spain. Valerio provided insight into the design process for the firm’s Kresge (...)
October 25, 2014
Walsh College approached VDTA to assess the campus and outline concepts for its future growth. VDTA responded with a new 2-story insertion with the existing Walsh College building. There will be interior renovation and refresh work to the existing building (...)
October 10, 2014
Construction has begun on a 32-story, 1.1.million square foot headquarters for Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CEO John Schlifske and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett hosted the groundbreaking event along with representatives from the design team , Milwaukee-area business-leaders, residents and (...)
October 1, 2014
We’re excited to announce the opening of our newest office in San Francisco’s South Park neighborhood, adding to the firm’s two offices in Chicago and Palo Alto. VDTA principal William Turner leads both the California offices. “The new office (...)
July 18, 2014
This was the first new hotel constructed by Oxford Properties which updated a number of existing hotels in downtown Chicago. We proposed a research effort that began with surveys of their existing data base of guests. This effort focused on (...)
July 14, 2014
Madison is like many college towns. People come to study and then stay to work for the research driven entrepreneurial businesses are in turn changing the face of the city. Beginning in 1995, we worked for Urban Land Interests to (...)
June 1, 2014
The Laboratory Schools, founded in 1904, serve students from Nursery School through 12th Grade. Earl Shapiro Hall (ESH) is part of a master plan which also includes 300,000 sf of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, and a new 100,000 sf (...)
April 14, 2014
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates have been selected to return to the Walsh College campus in Troy, Michigan. The Walsh College Board of Trustees has formally approved a $15 million improvement to the College’s original campus building on Livernois Road, enhancing (...)
March 25, 2014
Jack Durkee Train, a founding principal of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, passed away on March 17, 2014, at his home in Barrington, Illinois. Jack lived for 91 years, dedicating much of his life to the architectural profession. His leadership and time with the firm is recognized as being pivotal in VDTA’s success in distinguishing itself for technical and design excellence. Our condolences go out to Jack’s family and friends – especially his wife, Virginia and their children Jack, Barbara and Pamela. A memorial service will take place at 2pm, Saturday, April 12, at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, in Barrington Hills, IL.
January 15, 2014
Architectural Record gave the new Earl Shapiro Hall of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools several pages in the 2014 January issue. We thought it might be interesting to expand a little on some of the thinking behind the design.
May 16, 2013
Learn more about how our corporate clients use architecture as a medium to integrate culture and identity into the workplace.
March 13, 2013
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates have been selected as interior architects for a new campus center and high-rise office tower for Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company based in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
February 20, 2013
Navigating the built environment can be a complex endeavor. By integrating environmental graphics, such as wayfinding, early in the design process, they can become a critical extension of the architectural design.
January 2, 2013
Valerio Dewalt Train received the 2012 Distinguished Building Honor Award from AIA California and the 2012 Distinguished Building Merit Award from AIA Chicago for their design of the UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences.
January 1, 2013
Juniper Networks: Open Lab was recently honored with a 2012 Interior Architecture Award by AIA Chicago and named a 2012 Interior Design Magazine, Best of Year Awards, Honoree.
December 9, 2012
Stanford Architectural Students work with leading architects to design an artist’s cottage.
December 5, 2012
David Jennerjahn, VDTA Principal was interviewed by SunTimes to discuss the 127 West Huron Godfrey Hotel.