“On the night of September 29, 2018, there were 32,000 people assembled along the Chicago River to watch abstract shapes morph and change colors, eyeballs float, and a 20-story-tall giraffe chew cud—all projected onto the surface of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. This was the debut of Art on theMART, a permanent projection system that allows video art to animate the historic building’s entire 2.5-acre (1 ha) river-facing facade. ” -Bill Turner & Mark Dewalt, Urban Land
“Lighting—natural and artificial—was key to creating an inviting office for Balyasny Asset Management in Chicago. The Design by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates (VDT) needed to exude an elegant gravitas and take advantage of the location’s sweeping 49th and 50th Floor views.” -Sheila Kim, SNAP
Hiba Bhatty, a designer in our architecture studio, recently submitted a conceptual design for Surface Magazine that re-imagined the workplace. “UNWIND recalibrates work-life balance by improving the journey in between. “ - Hiba Bhatty, Valerio Dewalt Train, Surface Magazine
“There’s no precedent for this,” says principal Mark Dewalt of Art on theMart. His team crafted a cantilevered zinc-clad enclosure that fits into a small nook above the Chicago Riverwalk. -Alissa Ponchione, Hospitality Design Magazine
The Cal Poly Yakityutyu Housing Complex, the Moen Showroom and House of Rohl; have been announced as finalists in the ‘Showroom’ and ‘Branding & Graphics: Environmental’ categories.
Mayor Paul R. Soglin presents Principal David Jennerjahn and Architect Tom Daly with awards for the design of 7933 Tree Lane and 25 W Main at Madison’s Neighborhood Conference.
“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