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Joe Valerio

FAIA

 

As a founding principal of VDTA, Joe’s architectural expertise positions him as a leader and innovator in the design world. For him, creating inspired architecture is grounded in the interplay of data and ambiguity, while valuing organizational approaches that build consensus around design solutions. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence across all aspects of the field, he is a five-time winner of the National AIA Honor Awards. He lives and breathes great design, winning more than 50 juried awards and having his work featured in over 150 journal articles. His tenure also includes university teaching and research, authoring multiple books, lecturing in the United States and abroad, and guiding the growth of one of the best firms in the country.

 
 
 

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Affiliations

Fellow, The American Institute of Architects

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Certifications

Licensed Architect in Illinois, California and 20 other states
Certified by NCARB

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Education

Master of Architecture
University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Michigan

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Connect

jvalerio@buildordie.com

 

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Select Project Experience

 
 University of Chicago Lab Schools: Gordon Parks Arts Hall

University of Chicago Lab Schools: Gordon Parks Arts Hall

 Godfrey Hotel

Godfrey Hotel

 Vue53

Vue53

 
 University of Chicago Lab Schools: Earl Shapiro Hall

University of Chicago Lab Schools: Earl Shapiro Hall

 Kresge Foundation Headquarters

Kresge Foundation Headquarters

 Env

Env

 
 UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences

UCSD Rita Atkinson Residences

 Tech Corners Campus

Tech Corners Campus