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AIA Disruptive Design Competition: Honorable Mention

"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.

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Downtown Chicago’s best public art: Here are 15 works every Chicagoan should know

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

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People on the Move: Matt Gamache

“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

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People on the Move: Dana Stiernberg

“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

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Summit Design + Build Completes Renovations at Two Chicago Music Venues

“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

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These Denver skyscraper projects stand to leave their mark on the Mile High City

“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

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Exciting gateway tower saga continues

“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

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House of Rohl Showroom by Valerio Dewalt Train

“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

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Art on theMART along the Chicago River

“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

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A Nocturnal Facelift For Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

“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

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