Valerie Farber, host and founder

A graduate of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in 2000, Valerie has worked for firms across the country including LMN Architects, Perkins Eastman, Swanke Hayden Connell, and TPG Architecture bringing a blend of story-focused design and community awareness to each project.

In 2012 she completed the New Ventures Kauffman | FastTrac Program which gave her further insight to business strategy and development.  Over the course of a few weeks, she created AquaKula, a wellness company that provided in-home swim and water safety for beginner, fearful, and first-generation adults and children. 

Shortly after, Valerie began to integrate lessons learned in the entrepreneurial world to design projects, offering strategic thinking on business services, marketing, product offers, and programming in order to create more holistic experiences for both business owners and the clients they serve.

Notable projects include Annapolis Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, The Women's Lab at The Centre for Social Innovation, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation environmental graphics, Garden City Imaging Center (Northwell Health), EcoHack/Public Labs prototyping, Chelsea Clinic (NYPH/Cornell), Historic Columbia Theater (WA), City College of San Francisco Performing Arts Center, Urology Department Redesign (NYPH), Feast set/props (J Mandle Performance), and Arche Shoes Soho. 

Valerie is also an accomplished jazz vocalist and self-released her debut album "so this is love" in early 2016.  She tells abstract, poetic stories about the human experience from stages in NYC and across the globe.