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Stanford computer engineer, architect, entrepreneur

David Valdes' mission is to further design, innovation, and technology in our everyday life. His work is a cross-disciplinary fold of architectural design (community scale), web/device development (global scale), and user interface design (human scale), all in the pursuit of connecting people with the knowledge needed to solve everyday problems.  David holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University's Computer Science department and a master's degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

An accomplished architectural designer at Gensler Architects, David is lead planner of the $1B Metropolis development and project architect of the LA Convention Center Expansion competition.  His experience covers education, healthcare, and commercial projects while working at international architecture firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco. One of these projects is Stanford Medical School's master plan and high-tech, medical education building, the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. Associate member of the American Institute of Architects and American Planning Association, he has taught design at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in downtown Los Angeles.  

Derivative of this design thinking, his technology work includes product design, UI/UX design, web development, and soon-to-come web-based  applications/devices.  His computer engineering accomplishments include super computer design and programming at Caltech's NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory; microprocessor programming with the Stanford Electrical Engineering department; A/D control system design with NASA-Stanford Gravity Probe B; and voice-recognition algorithm programming at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Los Angeles, California, USA


"Computational Network Thinks 2" (crop), digital media, 2012

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