“As the projection room for a video-art installation beaming images onto the gargantuan expanse of the Merchandise Mart across the river, “Its design had to blend into the background,” says architect Mark Dewalt, of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDTA), who designed the structure.” -Zach Mortice, Architectural Record
For IIDA’s Scene Local event, Valerio Dewalt Train and Media Objectives created an installation piece that explores the evolution of technology, demonstrating how futuristic visions from the 1950’s have evolved into reality in the 2050’s.
“After 80 years, theMART—Chicago’s 1930s-era market and office building that dominates the skyline—is getting a makeover. But it won’t require any major construction or renovations. Instead, the building’s massive riverside facade will be awash in color and light, as high-tech projectors from across the river display moving artwork on its face.” -Karim Doumar, Citylab
“Paris may lose its title as the City of Lights when a new art exhibition opens in Chicago.” -Melissa Locker, Fast Company
In Recognition of the first people of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly proudly names its new residential community, yakʔityutyu. Dedicated in honor of Cal Poly’s relationship with the Chumash, this student housing complex features seven residence halls named after Northern Chumash Tribal
“Adjusting to a growing workforce in San Francisco, Adobe found itself in need of more culinary space and they wanted to provide their employees with a new experience that would match their ambitions as a company.” -Valerio Dewalt Train, Archello
“For it’s Chicago headquarters, job and recruitment site Glassdoor worked with Valerio Dewalt Train Associates to create an office that would reflect the identities of both the company and its neighborhood.” -Gabrielle Golenda, Architect’s Newspaper
Valerio Dewalt Train submitted a documentary about a social housing project in Madison, WI; which has been picked as a finalist. To watch and vote for this film, follow the link.
“Industry Denver Apartments, now known as Edison at RiNo, a 277-home residential project adjacent to Industry Denver, an office/restaurant adaptive reuse redevelopment of a former wholesale produce warehouse. “ -Ken Schroeppel, DenverInFIll
“The plan is part of an $8 million initiative which sees San Fransico-based creative studio Obscura Digital working with Chicago architects Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.” –Guy Campos, AV Magazine
“The estimated $8 million project comes from Chicago architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates in collaboration with San Francisco-based Obscura Digital.” -Jay Koziarz, Curbed Chicago
“A five-story building, Innovation One, will use glass to take advantage of natural light and create a modern space that is simultaneously urban, natural and welcoming. Designed by the architecture firm of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, the building will be LEED certified and feature environmentally-friendly elements.” - Exact Sciences Corp
“Underscoring the value architects bring to a project has become ever more important, given tightening purse strings and evolving technologies. “I think the recession made everybody sit up and say, ‘What do we need to do to increase the value that we provide?’ ” says Valerio. “An architect always believes that, whatever the question is, design is the answer. But do we really understand the question?” -Josephine Minutillo, Architectural Record
“Joe Valerio, a principal with Chicago-based Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, takes a similar approach, embedding staffers in a client company and monitoring how people work” -Chris Rauber, Biz Journals
“Construction on a new $43-million hotel in downtown Grand Rapids is beginning this week. A 155-room Canopy by Hilton will be built at 131 Ionia Ave. SW, adjacent to the piazza in the pending Studio Park project.” -Justin Dawes, Grand Rapids Business Journal
Our team from Chicago took part in the JP Morgan Coporate Challenge. We would like to thank the following staff for taking part in this 3.5 mile race: Christine Rosenberg, Sheri Andrews, Sam Seeger, Pam Crowell, Matthew Gamache, Stephen Shatswell, Kate Clark, Matt Gilbert, Romina Tonucci, Evan Strauss, Rafael Barontini, Spencer Olsufka and David Jennerjahn.
“In need of more culinary space while working under the restrictions of the Baker and Hamilton building, a former tool factory in San Francisco, Adobe partnered with chef Mirit Cohen and Chicago architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train to reconfigure its office.” -Hospitality Design
“The House of Rohl Studio establishes a unified U.S. presence for these brands from across the globe…the new Studio includes nearly 1,800 square feet of design inspiration for the kitchen and bath. Its boutique jewel-box setting was designed by the award-winning design firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.” -Kitchen & Bath Design News
Crystal Adams was promoted to Associate and Studio Director for Media Objectives (M-O), the firm’s in-house experiential graphic design studio. Since joining 2015, Adams has focused on environmental graphics, managing and leading the design of brand integrated solutions for various projects on the West Coast.
The Northwestern Mutual Headquarters in Milwaukee, WI; has been selected as a recipient of a Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Award. This project was a collaboration between Valerio Dewalt Train, Hines, Pickard Chilton, Kendall/Heaton Associates, Gilbane Building Company and CG Schmidt, Inc.