Valentin Balog started his career as a metalworking technician. In the early 90ties he studied architecture in Stuttgart, Germany. He combined his experience in production and mounting of façades with 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 façades, most of them built in high-rise buildings. Further on he was involved in a number of façade renovation projects and feasibility studies, technical and economic controlling in façade planning and tendering. Since 2013 Valentin Balog is working as a Senior Project Partner at Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies. Over the years he was the façade project leader and consulting engineer in several well known high rise projects with famous architects like Herzog & de Meuron/ Switzerland, Murphy Jahn/USA and GMP/Germany.