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Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc.
 
 

Design is the answer, whatever the question.

 
 
 
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As a team of designers, we believe in collective intelligence and we thrive through collaboration.

Our studio is inclusive, bringing together designers, consultants, stakeholders, and users to build consensus and create visionary solutions.

 
 
 
 

What’s in our toolbox

 
 
 

The Architecture Studio uses built environments to tell stories, and from there, our Media Objectives (M-O) Studio takes it to completion with experiential design and branding. 

 
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Capabilities
 

Architecture & Interior Design

Master Planning

Experiential Media Design

Programming

User and Data Analysis

 

 
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How we work

 
 
 

Curious by nature, our process is focused on discovery, leading to an understanding of the questions design should answer.

Discovery begins with interviews and observations, where we identify aspirations alongside concerns, from the top down and bottom up.

 
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A few things that matter to us

 
 
 
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Exceeding expectations.

Creating healthy buildings that sustain the planet.

Designing beautiful experiences.

 
 
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Design excellence 24/7.

 
 
 

Design adds immeasurable
value to the investment of time, money and emotions in a built environment.  Recognition of our designs along with improved user satisfaction, staff performance, financial outcomes continually reaffirm our belief.

 
 
 
 
World of Whirlpool AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Honor Award

World of Whirlpool
AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Honor Award

 
 
Gordon Parks Arts Hall featured on Architect Magazine

Gordon Parks Arts Hall featured on Architect Magazine

 
 
 
 

Who We Are

 
 
 
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Atypical, energetic and creative down to the bone—our people are passionate about design and fully believe in its potential as an agent of change. Outside of the office, you’ll find many of our staff pursuing other artistic endeavors that range from photography to beer-making and far beyond. We’re proud to have such a diverse and talented team.

 
 
 

Our offices

 
 
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Chicago 
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Our founding office is based in
the upper floors of the historic Boyce Building in the River
North neighborhood. Chicago
is celebrated for pioneering energetic architecture, we thrive on this energy.

Denver 
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Located in the rapidly developing RiNo Arts District, our Denver office is committed to having a hand in the success of the emerging neighborhood and surrounding city.

San Francisco 
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Situated in the heart of the SOMA neighborhood in the China Basin, our San Francisco office is our point of contact for west coast companies, developers and institutions.

Palo Alto 
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Strategically located near the epicenter of the Silicon Valley, our office serves clients in the tech industry and extends to a wide range of west coast developers and institutions.

 
 
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Our Clients

 
 
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Live, work, learn, play - we design for all these typologies. The last century saw increasing specialization by designers.  Our diverse practice leads to cross-pollinating of ideas laying fresh eyes on old issues, asking essential questions and finding out-of-the-box solutions.

 
 
 
"
It is rare to have a project hit a 'grand slam' in all regards. Exceptional is the word that best describes the project."
- M. Boone Hellmann, UC San Diego
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I enjoy partnering with VDTA and embracing their wholistic approach to design & project management..."
- Coleen Hurley, VMware
"
VDT is everything I want in an architect; truly customer focused design, outstanding drawings, and good people."
- Mike Bangs, Oracle

 
 
 
 

Stay connected

 
 
 

For another glimpse into our company culture and a behind the scenes look at our work,
make sure to tune in through social media.

 
 
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