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Bio


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Bio


Our Story

 

At Valé Architects we change the lives of people and communities with our innovative approach to hospitality design.  Whether it’s a five star hotel offering local employment, opportunities for education and the prospect for local businesses to flourish as part of the local infrastructure, or even through working with village home-stays, Valé Architects help to offer opportunity where before, there was none.  We know that through the power of sharing, through sharing our personal stories about the places that we come from and our own unique cultures provides great opportunity to millions of people every day.  Opportunities to earn an income, to gain a better education and to connect with people from all over the world.

The desire to discover new stories is not a trend, it's a hardwired desire of the adventurous traveler. The hospitality sector is driven by stories, the stories of places, people and culture that are uniquely local. As Architects that specialize in hospitality design, we know and appreciate the power that people sharing their unique stories has,  and how this benefits not only individuals and investors, but also entire communities.  

Read more of our story in Insight

 

Testimonials


Testimonials


Testimonials


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"World's Leading Architects"

Oliver Wainwright - architecture and design critic - The Guardian


"I can't thank Valé Architects enough for the work they did for me.  I said I wanted Spanish and modern, and from there they put together something I'm in love with... we gotta do another one, I think Jamaica should be the next one.

Walshy Fire - Major Lazer


“I approached Valé Architects to help with a short term accommodation project I was undertaking in the financial district of Manila.  The project was already in the design processes with another architect but I wasn't confident they understood how to make it Instagrammable, which was a key concern of mine.  In order for me to understand the need for an “Instagrammable project” I contacted Valé Architects and requested a consultation to better understand how to achieve my goal.

After the meeting, I was impressed with Scott's expertise in the subject matter and what Valé Architects could offer to better improve my business awareness through Instagram to the current concept design that was before me. The consultation was very fruitful and I was educated about “Instagrammable” building design concepts and their unique User-Centred Design approach to solve my guests core problems.”

M.Balanga - Developer


"marketers are all telling me to identify my main market and drill down on the detail. But I struggle to understand what that actually means. Valé Architects has given more info on that than any marketing expert has."

 Nora Buckley - Chalet Myoko

"Scott consulted us about our boutique hotel project, it really helped us understand the focus on the big picture of what we were trying to build. Scott's knowledge not only of the hotel industry but branding really challenged our thinking and surfaced areas we hadn't yet thought of. It was fantastic to get a clear understanding of the path forward before we started any significant investments in branding, design and construction"

Louise Martin - Developer

"Scott consulted me on the branding of my business, I didn't really understand what branding was before our consultation, I just thought it was a fancy way of saying logo. After our initial consultation, I had a better understanding of the problems getting in my way and how they were affecting my business. Scott didn't even do any architectural designs, he advised that this may be the last thing I need to do in my case, but he was able to help me focus on the areas where I could grow my business."

Avicash Sami - Business Manager

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Our Team


Our Team


Our Team

 

Scott Valentine

Director | Strategist | Architect

Our team is lead by director Scott Valentine, an architect with over 15 years of international experience.  Scott’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in hospitality, design and construction has proved critical to the design of multiple hospitality projects around the globe. He is supported by a world-class team of skilled designers along with an extensive network of peers throughout Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Caribbean who assist in expanding Valé’s resources when required.

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Nurul Kusumaningrum

Architect | illustrator | motion designer

Nurul is an accomplished Indonesian architect, illustrator and motion designer. Graduating with honours with a Bachelor of Architecture from Diponegoro University in 2014. Experience in user-centred design, drafting, illustrations, content creation, animation & video editing, rendering, branding & social media. Her work can be seen through Valé Architects’ website, articles and our guides.

Kris Verlé

Copywriter/Co-creator

Kris is the genius behind our articles and guides from good ideas to master pieces.

Before Kris worked with Valé he worked as a political and media adviser in UK politics for more than 15 years.

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