Stanford computer engineer, architectural design manager, entrepreneur
David Valdes' mission is to further design in our everyday life. His work is a cross-disciplinary fold of architectural design, web/device development, and user interface design, all in the pursuit of connecting people with the knowledge needed to solve problems. David holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University's Computer Science/Engineering Department and a master's degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
An accomplished architectural designer and manager at Gensler Architects, David has served as lead planner of the $1B Metropolis development and other multi-million projects. 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