“This striking cubist structure is unlike other buildings in Chicago—its truss system allows for pillar-less spaces within, and makes for a unique geometric façade. The Godfrey’s year-round rooftop bar and restaurant, I|O Godfrey, offers stunning and immersive views of the Tower and Marina City, and sweeping skyline views.”
“Arris Finkbeiner and Peter Wojtowicz have been promoted to associates at Valerio Dewalt Train. They have 11 and 12 years of professional experience, respectively. While at VDT, Finkbeiner has worked on projects for Balyasny Asset Management, Convene Chicago, and Glassdoor. A few of Wojtowicz’s projects for the company include Canopy Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Omega Yeast in Chicago; and the Bell Tower in Denver, Colorado.” -Interior Design Magazine
Valerio Dewalt Train recently renovated VMWare's Promontory headquarters campus in Palo Alto, consisting of five 80,000-square-foot two-story office buildings on a 29-acre site, to allow the company to increase headcount, facilitate collaboration, and transition to a mostly open office layout.
“Designed by the architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train, the office covers 133,000 square feet and spans two stories of the Mart. Yelp's Chicago office occupied only one story of the building when it first opened, back in 2015, but the staff grew quickly. By 2016, the team needed another floor, which Yelp connected to the first with a staircase.” -Mae Rice, Built in Chicago
Engineering firm Graef will ask its employees to pack up their desks in the Honey Creek Corporate Center just before the holiday break in December. When the 150 workers return at the end of the year, it will be at the new headquarters office in the top floor of the former Shops of Grand Avenue, in the middle of Milwaukee’s most active downtown neighborhood for new development.
Matt Chiera, Founder and CEO of Ice Nine Online, led a Digital Marketing workshop at Cushing in Chicago where he covered a range of topics related to industry marketing.
“Throughout the design processes, Torti Gallas + Partners, Kindness Architecture + Planning, and Entelechy for Westlawn Gardens, and Valerio Dewalt Train Associates for Tree Lane prioritized the voices of the communities that the developments would be serving.” -Katherine Flynn, Architect Magazine
Media-Objectives had two projects honored at this year’s SEGD Global Design Awards: Cal Poly Student Housing in the ‘Placemaking and Identity’ category as well as the YouTube Lobby in the ‘Interactive Experience’ category.
Crowdsourced review site Yelp has a new Chicago office in The Mart, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, that speaks to its company culture. “At its core, Yelp’s business is fueled by the candid, varied opinions of the masses. These consumer reviews expose and reveal their unvarnished personal experiences of commerce,” says David Jennerjahn, principal at Valerio Dewalt Train. “Yelp’s offices embrace a similar exposed honesty in the design of the workspace.”
With dramatic views of the Chicago skyline, Balyasny Asset Management's third location provides the firm a motivating open floor plan for connectivity, moving away from their once traditional office layout. Valerio Dewalt Train were engaged by Balyasny Asset Management for the third time to design their new offices located in Chicago, Illinois.
Valeio Dewalt Train received an honorable mentioned for the AIA Chicago’s Disuptive Design Award. The entry was displayed at the awards ceremony.
“Trained as an architect at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Yale University, Bhatty is now shaping spaces to suit clients' needs. When Valerio Dewalt Train Associates was designing a large office space for a tech firm in California, she contributed to the design of the "collaboration pockets," where repetitive wooden screens create the different levels of transparency that small groups might prefer for one type of work or another.” -Dennis Rodkin, Crain’s Chicago Business
“After successful projects for BAM in New York and San Francisco, the team at Valerio Dewalt Train again worked closely with the BAM real estate and leadership teams to establish planning and aesthetic goals for the project. The team stayed consistent with a clean modern aesthetic while using a new set of finishes and materials that better suited the light and glassy feel of the building BAM would call home.” -Officelovin’
“Miles Stemper, who’s implemented recessed illumination in various multi-unit residential projects, concurs: “It’s desirable to make spaces like basements feel open and bright. Often the best thing to do is create even overall illumination and complement that with lighter finishes,” says Miles Stemper, an architectural designer at Valerio Dewalt Train.” -Sheila Kim, Residential Products Online
“Enter the team at Valerio Dewalt Train, who reduced the double-height atrium to its metallic structure illuminated by a full-length skylight. A green wall and stacked benches on the north side offer room to socialize. But the heart of the project is a digital wall. ” -Jesse Dorris, Interior Design Magazine
“Yelp, a consumer review platform that connects people with their favourite places, recently reached out to architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train to design an expansion of their Midwest office in Chicago, Illinois. ” -Office Lovin’
“Flexible meeting and event space, state-of-the-art technology including high-speed Wi-Fi, event-planning services, on-site gourmet chef, unlimited drinks and snacks, tech-enabled meeting rooms along with lounge, dining and reception areas.” -Crain’s Business, Chicago
"The “sideways house” suggests a new paradigm for Chicago’s 25’ wide by 125’ deep typical lot. The house is turned to face a ten foot wide linear garden running from street to alley. The house is considered as six 20’ long modules with an overall length of 120’. From street to alley the parade of uses are: 1. second bedroom/second living unit, 2. kitchen/storage, 3. living room, 4. master bedroom, 5. open garden, and 6. workroom/garage.
“Art on The Mart is the largest permanent digital art installation of its kind in the world. Using 34 projectors, Obscura Digital and architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates have transformed the limestone facade of the Merchandise Mart into a 2.5-acre canvas for digital expression. Although it debuted in late 2018, Art on The Mart has already established itself as one of Chicago’s great public artworks. “ -Curbed, Chicago
“Matthew Gamache, AIA, LEED AP, joined Valerio Dewalt Train in 2007. He has worked on several projects for the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, including master planning, historic preservation, additions, and the Early Childhood Center in Chicago; he led the visioning phase and formulated design principles for the University Research Park in Madison, Wisconsin; and he worked on the design of the Godfrey Hotel in Chicago. His current projects include the University Research Park Master Plan in Madison, Wisconsin, and offices for GRAEF Engineering in Milwaukee. “ -Chicago Business Journal
“Dana Stiernberg AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCIDQ, joined Valerio Dewalt Train in 2013. Her completed work for VDT includes the Google Tech Corners and the Google Pacific Shores campuses and site renovations in Sunnyvale, California; renovations to Adobe’s offices at 601/625 Townsend Street in San Francisco; and offices for VMware in Dallas, Texas. She is currently working on offices for VMWare in Bellevue, Washington. “ -Chicago Business Journal
“CHICAGO — Summit Design + Build LLC has completed renovations at the House of Blues and the Aragon Ballroom, two Chicago music venues. Summit remodeled the VIP areas at each venue. At the Aragon Ballroom, Summit renovated the first-floor staff offices and expanded the restrooms. At the House of Blues, Summit remodeled the third-floor Foundation Dining Room. The project also included a new bar with custom windows, new flooring and lighting and the addition of a small stage. RLE Partners and Valerio Dewalt Train & Associates made up the project team. Live Nation owns both venues. ” -ReBusiness Online
“The two Bell Park buildings had their first hearing before the Lower Downtown Design Review Board on Feb. 7, and while the Chicago-based architects at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates cooked up some intriguing renderings — presenting a large, glass tower with a distinctive indent near the middle — Geller emphasized the designs remain subject to change. ” -Joe Rubino, Denver Post
“Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDTA) recently completed the Residences at 8 East Huron, on the edge of the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The client, CA Ventures, desired a very clean, modern-looking luxury apartment building, but the site had such a small footprint that previous architects had been unable to come up with a workable plan.” -Dexigner
“Architect Stephen Droll also discussed and presented a preliminary massing design at the information-only meeting for a 36-story residential tower and a five-story office building on the site. Droll is principal of Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. In addition to Chicago, VDTA also has offices in Denver and Southern California.” -Colorado Real Estate Journal
“When the House of Rohl decided to establish its first U.S. showroom, the provider of luxury decorative plumbing and hardware brands for kitchens and baths chose space in Chicago's historic theMart and asked Valerio Dewalt Train to tell the story behind the handcrafted process of each brand. Valerio Dewalt Train created a boutique jewel box that puts the spotlight on craft” -Dexigner