VALANCOURT INTERNATIONAL, LLC (VI) is a fully integrated multi-disciplinary design firm incorporating architects, designers, planners and consultants that specialize in consultancy for various industries. We create solutions that change the way people experience complex facilities. Our special culture and spirit is founded on a unique collaborative approach to clients and communities.
VI provides a comprehensive range of management, discovery, analysis, planning, design and technology solutions that can be deployed together or individually to meet the needs of our clients and their respective project(s). Large capital projects can be a complex and unique undertaking and only a team that understands various facility types can realistically address and respond to these specific needs.
We work at the intersection of art and science and design projects of every size and level of complexity. We are motivated by taking on difference-making projects that influence the long-term effects of people and the physical environment. What you will find here is passion without pretence; a group that loves coming to the studio every day, rolling up its sleeves, interpreting the visions of our clients. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, VI will manage your project with a partnership approach to provide the highest level of service.
Among the industries we serve, Airport Wayfinding is one of the most complex and only a team that understands both Airports and Wayfinding can realistically address and respond to the specific needs of this type of project and its subsequent tasks. VI has a combined experience at more than 29 airports domestically and internationally and has completed work and mantains long standing relationships with some of the world's largest hub airports. This extensive list includes Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Miami International Airport (MIA), Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) and Detroit-Wayne County International Airport (DTW).
VI's Managinig Principal, David Roberts, has served on an oversight committee as part of the Transportation Research Board's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). He was a member of the project panel overseeing the development of a nation-wide airport wayfinding/signage guideline from 2008-2011. In 2012 the FAA adopted the published ACRP Report as the basis for Advisory Circular 150/5360-12F -- "Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Terminals and Landside, 2012." Additionally, he has been interviewed by several publications incluidng the Wall Street Journal, Airport Revenue News, Airport World and Passenger Terminal Magazine on the issues that affect airport wayfinding.
DBE Certified Firm - Department of Transportation
MBE / HBE Certified Firm
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
2015 Best of Atlanta Award in the Graphic Design Category - Atlanta Award Program
2006 Richard A. Greisbach Award of Excellence (Concessions Prog.) -- Memphis International Airport
2002 IATA Global Airport Monitor -- Hatsfield Jackson International Airport Ranked First - Category -- "Ease of Finding Your Way/Airport Sign Posting"
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD)
Airport Minority Advisory Council, Member (AMAC)
Airport Council International -- NA (ACI)
Transportation Research Board (TRB -- ACRP)