“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.
Our Marketing Coordinator, Maya Bird-Murphy, and her nonprofit Chicago Mobile Makers has been selected as a Finalist in the Fast Company 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards. Find out more about how her organization strives to make design education accessible to everybody.
"Building Blocks is a retrospective exploration of twenty plus years of architectural projects (re)building city blocks in and around downtown Madison. Firm principal and Wisconsin native David Jennerjahn, AIA, will review the specific challenges each project faced and discuss the firms approach to the design solutions." -by AIA Southwest Wisconsin
Our client, Balyasny Asset Management (BAM), was recently featured in Fortune Magazine on its list of the best small & medium sized companies to work for. Additionally, employees claimed that their facilities contribute to a good working environment in surveys taken by 'Great Place To Work.'
"Refortify is a spectacular fort building event where we make fort dreams come true for the youth of Chicago. We are excited to celebrate our 5th anniversary this 2018 season, and we would like to invite you to join us!" -Refortify, Chicago
"The demand for student housing is only going to increase. The U.S. Department of Education reported in 2017 there were 20.4 million college and university students, an increase of 5 million students from 2000 to 2017, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates founding principal Joe Valerio said during a recent Bisnow student housing event in San Francisco." -Julie Littman, Bisnow
Joe Valerio and our team from VDT attend Bisnow's 'Norcal University Development and Student Housing' event to discuss current trends and visioning for future development in the industry.
"This fall, the megabuilding’s front wall will become vivid with video images and projected artwork as a permanent nighttime riverfront feature visible from the Riverwalk and Wacker Drive, if a plan announced Sunday by building owners and city officials goes through." -Steve Johnson, The Chicago Tribune
"A sneak peek inside the $200 million yakʔityutyu dorms under construction in Cal Poly as of February 2018. The facility will open in fall with 1,475 students, and it includes seven residential buildings, an office building and a parking structure." -David Middlecamp, The Tribune
Design Principals Joe Valerio and Randy Mattheis have been selected to display their artwork at the Bridgeport Art Center. The 'Outside The Practice' exhibition, curated by Edward Keegan and Stephen Wierzbowski, features art created by architects.
“Although the West Coast has amazing designers, I think credit has to be also given to amazing clients, oftentimes entrepreneurs, who embrace risk-taking and value the conceptual intent of the designer.”—Jennifer Morla, Judge