David Valdes

Architectural project manager/designer, interdisciplinary design thinker, Stanford computer engineer

David Valdes is an accomplished project manager and designer based in California.

His project management experience includes LA's $2.5B Century Plaza Hotel interiors, $500M City Lights hotel tower, $350M Convention Center expansion competition, and Macau's new $1.3B Sands Londoner Hotel interiors. He has also served as manager of design approvals (entitlements) of LA's $1B Metropolis residental/hotel towers, the upcoming $500M LA LIVE Marriott tower, Oracle's Santa Monica offices, Dubai's IBN Battutta's Mall expansion, and other significant projects.

His twenty years of experience covers interiors, hospitality, mixed-use retail/residential, education, and health care projects while working in Los Angeles and San Francisco. One of his showcase planning projects is Stanford Medical School's master plan and the medical school education building, the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge.

Associate member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association, he has taught design at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in downtown Los Angeles.

David holds an architecture master's degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_ARC) and a bachelor's degree from Stanford University's Computer Science/Engineering Department .

Derivative of his design thinking, his past technology investigations include mobile wearable product design and UI/UX design.

His prior 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.

Southern California, USA, 2020

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

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