Design Initiatives

Design Initiatives is innovative, award-winning practice founded in 1998 by Valkof.

Design Initiatives provides a full range of architectural, planning, interior, and furniture design services for complex commercial, institutional, mixed-use, and residential projects.

Design Initiatives adds extra design-value, without increasing the cost, by turning the issues into a special experience.

Design Initiatives’ target clients are private and public entities interested in inspired and unique environments.


Valkof, RA, LEED AP, Principal

Valkof graduated with postgraduate second Master of Architecture degree from SCI-ARC, Los Angeles in 2004, and with a Master of Science in Architecture degree from UACG, Sofia in 1998. He has Bulgaria License 03872, UK License 20009077, and LEED accreditation GBCI number 0011517057. He founded Design Initiatives in 1998.

Reuben Wootton, RA, Partner

Reuben Wootton graduated with Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas, Arlington in 1999 and with Bachelor of Environmental Design from the Texas A&M University College Station in 1996. He gained experience at Wootton Architecture, Claremont, CA, NTD Architecture, San Dimas, CA, Architecture Plus, La Canada, CA, and Spencer/Hoskins Associates, Altadena, CA. Reuben has California License 34207, Arizona License 50702, and CAPS certification.