A 75,000-SF conversion of empty space to a state-of-the-art media arts academy in the historic 100-year old Burnham Center, located in downtown Chicago. This LEED Certified space includes classrooms, computer labs, recording facilities, a directing stage, a screening room, a motion-capture studio, offices, a conference room, and student lounges with raised floors and one-of-a-kind technology.

Challenges included an aggressive four-month schedule, the intricate technical requirements of the school, the complexity of the construction, and the inherent unknowns embedded in an old structure. That said, Valenti’s strong expertise, effort and collaboration resulted in a successful project outcome and a particularly proud delivery to the client.


Chicago, Illinois


Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy


Valerio Dewalt Train Associates


75,000 square feet