As a child, Valdis developed an early appreciation for the arts, spending most of his free time with a paintbrush in hand. His career path was sealed the summer of his senior year when a close friend begin a career in a novel field called landscape architecture. Little did he know, his friend’s vocational choice would inspire him to become an award-winning designer. Valdis has gone on to build a portfolio that encompasses urban design and landscape planning, giving his expertise to a wide variety of projects around the world.
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Valdis was born to Latvian parents, and raised to be curious about his surroundings. Finding inspiration for his work from nature (the indelible source of all forms and solutions), Valdis is committed to the planning and design of truly sustainable environments.