Philip M. Davis, AIA

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An Evening with Joe Valerio FAIA, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates - AIAGR Keynote Lecture

Posted on: Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Please join us for an evening with University of Michigan alumnus Joe Valerio FAIA of Valerio Dewalt Train Associates – ChicagoAs 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. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence across all aspects of the field, he 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.


When:  Tuesday, January 29, 2019 

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

Social Hour 6-7 PM
Presentation 7-8:30 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.  

Event Sponsorship Opportunities available.  Please contact if your organization is interested in Sponsoring this Keynote Lecture Event. 

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