Arthur Valdes is a native Californian who resides in Newport Beach, California. His early building designs occurred in the Southern California area. Mr. Valdes fashioned so many successful dining establishments that his initial fame and recognition derived from these achievements. Observing his keen abilities and noting that they had application to other types of building projects, owners and developers began to engage Mr. Valdes to design thematic office complexes, retail centers, hotels and resorts, health spas, custom residences, golf and tennis clubhouses and even theme parks.

Mr. Valdes' work can now be found throughout the world.  The impact of his creative talents are visible in such places as the Palm Springs desert community in California, exclusive residential communities along the California coast from La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe to Montecito, Carmel and Pebble Beach, the "gold coast" of Florida, the islands of Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean Islands and Mexico. The designs of Arthur Valdes appeal to the public eye and capture the character, theme and mood of time and place in an unrivaled way. The trademarks of his works are authenticity and attention to detail.

As one who has traveled the world studying architecture and cultures, along the way building an extensive library of books, photos and imagery for research, Arthur Valdes brings a true cosmopolitan sensitivity to his designs.