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RESCHEDULED - AIAGR Keynote Lecture: Joe Valerio FAIA, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates - Chicago - RESCHEDULED

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please join AIA Grand Rapids for an evening with University of Michigan alumnus Joe Valerio FAIA of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates – ChicagoValerio Dewalt Train Associates is the Architect for the new Canopy by Hilton Hotel currently under construction in Grand Rapids adjacent to the piazza in the pending Studio Park project. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence across all aspects of the field, Valerio is a five-time winner of the National AIA Honor Awards. He lives and breathes great design, winning more than 50 juried awards and having his work featured in over 150 journal articles. His tenure also includes university teaching and research, authoring multiple books, lecturing in the United States and abroad, and guiding the growth of one of the best firms in the country. Other notable projects include: Chicago’s new Art on theMARTVue53Gordon Park Arts HallAdobe Town Hall, and the Google Tech Corners Campus.

Please join us for an opportunity to hear from a recognized, national expert in the architectural profession. As a founding principal of VDTA, Joe’s architectural expertise positions him as a leader and innovator in the design world. For him, creating inspired architecture is grounded in the interplay of data and ambiguity, while valuing organizational approaches that build consensus around design solutions. 

When:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 

Where:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 Fulton West, Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Catered Social Hour:  6-7 PM
Presentation:  7 PM


  • City of Grand Rapids Gallery Ramp, located in the same building as UICA.
  • City of Grand Rapids offers one hour free parking in the Monroe Center Ramp located one block northwest of UICA. 
  • Weston Commerce Parking Ramp is also a nice alternative located one block south. 
  • Metered street parking is also available near the UICA.  

***Additional Special Event Sponsorship Opportunities available and welcomed.  Please contact AIA Grand Rapids @ 616.438.0392 if your organization is interested in Sponsoring this Keynote Lecture Event or Download a Sponsorship Commitment Form here.***