Senior Project Partner, Drees & Sommer
Valentin Balog started in 1988 as a metalworking technician and master in a lightweight and steel company. At the beginning of the Nineties, he studied architecture in Stuttgart/Germany. So he combined his experience in production and mounting of façades with the challenges and the way of the view of advanced architecture. In 1996 he changed to DS Plan (today Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies) and began with consulting, planning, tendering and quality assurance of high-performance facades, most of them built in high-rise buildings. Further on, he was involved in the inventory of façade renovation projects and feasibility studies, technical and economic controlling in façade planning and tendering. Since 2013 he is in the position of a Senior Project Partner at Drees & Sommer and led the Swiss design team until 2019. His extraordinary broad knowledge was published in several expert reports in Germany, Switzerland and China. Over the years, Valentin is the façade project team leader and consulting engineer in several well-known high rise projects with famous architects like Herzog & de Meuron, Murphy Jahn and GMP.