George Valdes

George Valdes

New York, NY, US



I'm a design entrepreneur whose work explores the future definitions and roles of the Architect. Currently, I wear many hats. One of them as the User Experience Architect at AUGMATE, a New-York based start-up developing enterprise solutions for the next generation of augmented reality eyewear devices. Along with Adrian von der Osten, I'm am also the co-founder of COLADA, a design + entrepreneurship consultancy for start-ups, and Feather & Mint, a hospitality service providing locally made goods to the Airbnb ecosystem. Together, We are also co-organizers of Built In -- a meetup that focuses on the intersection between the A/E/C industry and startup culture.



Augmate, New York, NY, US, UX Designer / R&D

UX Designer at Augmate, which is working on an enterprise application builder for digital eyewear devices.

Oct 2013 - current

COLADA, Brooklyn, NY, US, Co-Founder

COLADA is a design consultancy for startups and entrepreneurs.

Aug 2013 - current

Feather and Mint, Brooklyn, NY, US, Co-Founder

May 2013 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Administrative Coordinator, Accreditation

Organized GSAPP's 2013 NAAB accreditation.

Jun 2012 - Jun 2013


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Florida International University, Miami, FL, US, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2004 - Dec 2009


"Avery 6" Student Award, Award

Student nominated award for Leadership


Alpha Rho Chi Medal, Award

In 1931, the Grand Council of Alpha Rho Chi established the Alpha Rho Chi Medal to "encourage professional leadership by regarding student accomplishment; promote the ideals of professional service by acknowledging distinctive individual contributions to social life; and stimulate professional merit by commending qualities in the student not necessarily pertaining to scholarship".


William Kinne Traveling Fellow, Award


ASLA Honor Award, Award


Areas of Specialization 


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