Ellen Bean Spurlock

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates is a 90+ person national architectural and design practice with offices in Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; and Palo Alto, California. Since 1994, the firm has based its practice on the simple idea that whatever the question, design is the answer. But we also believe that before an answer can be provided, one has to do the research to make sure the question is understood.

Media Objectives

The environment in which we live, work and play allows for experiences that transition between the digital world and its architectural counterpart. This realization and the need to offer broader services led to the formation of Media Objectives, an embedded experiential design studio at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.

222 Java Corners

2018 Finalist
222 Java Corners

In response to this tech company’s increasing need for flexibility and personality within their workspaces, the design team developed a strategy for this unique campus that could evolve with its users as business units changed and the workplace evolved. Exploring advertising billboards as inspiration, the team developed a structural vocabulary with abstracted trusses to create broad and continuous surfaces along primary circulation axes. The billboard as metaphor pays tribute to the client as the pioneering force in online advertising.

Dialogue : Defining Spaces for All Ages: Workplace & Education Wayfinding

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Joe Lawton & Ellen Bean Spurlock - Defining Spaces for All Ages : Workplace Wayfinding

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Your Map to SEGD’s 2016 Wayfinding Event [April 14-15 in Miami]

SEGD Wayfinding Event, April 14-15, 2016

Where can you discover the latest apps and digital signage technologies being used in airports? And learn how human factors research should be informing your next healthcare project? And see the latest in wayfinding/branded environments hybrids in workplaces? You’ll want to find your way to Miami April 14-15 for SEGD’s 2016 Wayfinding Event! Here’s your map.

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