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.
WASHINGTON, DC – In a world that is increasingly complex visually, designers are experimenting with ways to enhance users’ enjoyment of the “real” world with creative experiential designs that communicate. Operating at the intersection of communications and the built environment, the field of experiential design embraces a wide range of disciplines including graphic design, architectural, interior, landscape, digital and industrial design.
Whether it’s for high-tech start-ups or more traditional corporate environments, workplace wayfinding has a unique triple mission: not only to guide visitors and employees through complex spaces, but also to create a strong sense of place and support the brand. Joe Lawton and Ellen Bean Spurlock of Media Objectives at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, along with Brittney Butler of VMDO, will lead the Workplace Wayfinding session at The SEGD Wayfinding Event April 14-15 in Miami. You'll want to be there!
Ian Thomas is a designer focused on delivery of purpose-driven, customized designs through research, strategy, and experimentation. A key member of a specialized group at Valerio Dewalt Train Associates called Media Objectives, Ian has been involved in creating unique spaces for technology companies seeking tailored and novel solutions, including Google, eBay and VMware. Ian brings extraordinary expertise in physical and digital modeling to the team.
Chicagoland headquarters elevates brand message to art.
Textura was founded in 2004 by three PriceWaterhouseCoopers partners who realized the construction industry needed to embrace the power of digital technology. Today, it’s the leading provider of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools for the industry. And just like its products designed to increase efficiency, lower costs, and encourage collaboration, its new offices in Deerfield, Ill., just outside Chicago, elevate those qualities to an art form.
With a combined background in both Industrial Design and Exhibition Design, Ellen Spurlock has, through the course of her career, found a passion in helping clients and colleagues effectively utilize the creative process – identifying a problem and cleverly solving it through exploration.
As the Managing Director of Media Objectives, Joe Lawton oversees all aspects of the studio. His passion for creating holistic brand experiences became the foundation for M-O. What started as an experiment in 2012, has now grown to a team of 10 collaborating across three office locations - Chicago, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.