November 8, 2016
“Key to Vue53′s appeal is the Jenga look, which Valerio achieved with deep cuts in the glass and aluminum facade and boldly-cantilevered extensions. Both lighten the tower’s mass and make its upper reaches appear to float over the base.” -Blair Kamin
Read the full story here.
September 7, 2016
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates was named one of the country’s Top 50 design firms by Architect Magazine’s Arch50 awards.
July 4, 2016
Jane Szita looks at how the nearby neo-gothic architecture inspired the modern form of Gordon Parks Arts Hall in Mark Magazine.
June 14, 2016
M-O‘s design for the School of the Art Institute’s Donor Wall has been awarded a SEGD Merit Award and a Core 77 Award.
“Typeset in slotted panels revealed in light and shadow, donor names are both there and not there. This is the nature of giving.” – SEGD Global Design Awards jury
“The overall compositions transcended pure information, and became a large painting, an art installation.” – Core77 Design Awards jury
“The design of the Godfrey Hotel is an exploration of modernist forms, but this experiment looks to a more muscular approach where the juxtaposition of huge, yet apparently weightless masses rest on a gracefully balanced structural skeleton, reasserting the indeterminate, an ambiguous condition of modern times in what is a truly unexpected way.” -ArchDaily
April 26, 2016
“[The Arts Hall] performs architecture’s essential role of creating an environment that expresses the spirit of our time through the medium of space. The architects have crafted a bracing yet sensitive addition to the Lab School campus.” -Blair Kamin in the Chicago Tribune
April 21, 2016
CS Modern Luxury Interiors looks at our recent renovation of the award-winning Doblin House. Constructed originally in 2003 as a bona fide bachelor pad for Bruce Doblin, a second-floor, with a master bedroom and study, was added to accommodate Doblin’s new life with art historian Lisa Wainwright and her son. Read the full story here.
March 31, 2016
“The new arts wing is given pride of place along the north side of the block—being the first thing one sees as one approaches from the north, east, or west, this VDTA addition is the new face of the South Side prep school.” – Julia Di Castri in Architect’s Newspaper
March 9, 2016
“When M-O set out to create a new wayfinding, signage and graphics program for the campus, we wanted to infuse the environment with playfulness and ambiguity, sophistication and environmental consciousness. The result is a new take on the iconic brand.” – Joe Lawton and Ellen Bean Spurlock
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March 3, 2016
M-O’s Joe Lawton and Ellen Bean Spurlock, along with Brittney Butler of VMDO, led the Workplace Wayfinding session at the 2016 SEGD Wayfinding in Miami. SEGD sat down with Joe and Ellen to dicuss their thoughts on workplace wayfinding preceding the panel.
Check out the full interview here.
February 15, 2016
“At Gordon Parks Arts Hall, Valerio Dewalt Train has reconceived Gothic for the 21st Century.” -Ed Keegan in Architect Magazine
March 23, 2015
We are delighted to see The Godfrey Hotel continue to receive interest from the press. The New York Times reviews the experience.
November 6, 2014
Following his keynote lecture at the Godfrey Hotel for the Driven by Design event, Joe Valerio sat down with editor Drew Linmsky to share what it means to create architecture that makes sense and makes people happy. “Whether he’s competing (...)
March 11, 2014
Stephen Synder’s new book, “A Place in the Sun: Green Living and Solar Home”, features VDTA”s recent residential work EnV, Seneca House, and UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences. Book available for purchase on Amazon
January 1, 2014
“Like the institution is serves, the new early childhood learning center of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is anything but ordinary.” – Blair Kamin in Architectural Record
December 22, 2013
“It’s a dramatic centerpiece to the student center.”
– AIA Chicago Juror
VDTA’s design for the LeRoy Neiman Center receives AIA Chicago Interior Award – Special Recognition as well as an Interior Design Design Merit Award. The project also featured in Design Bureau’s Print Annual.
October 13, 2013
Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic, applauds VDTA and FGM Architects for their recently completed Earl Shapiro Hall in his weekend feature. Kamin wrote, “Richly endowed with innovative classrooms and common spaces, it is well-attuned to the individual needs of its students…” The 120,000 SF building recently opened it’s doors this fall for nursery to second grade classes.
December 9, 2012
The recently completed headquarters for GrubHub is featured in an article on Crain’s Blog.
December 4, 2012
Interior Design magazine recently interviewed Joe Valerio, founding principal of VDTA. Valerio talks about the origins of “buildordie” and hope for the economy.