About Us

VA-Spaces was established in 2006 with the goal to create a unique and personal space for each of our clients. Based in Tyson’s Corner, we serve the DC Metro region and beyond, focusing on interior and base building design. We believe your space is a reflection of the company and its components, thus we strive to focus on the wants and needs of your firm to build a space reflective of you. We are a comprehensive firm offering full design service, construction administration, and more for corporate, healthcare, government, and retail spaces alike.

Years Experience: 17


Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1999, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Interior Designer - State of Maryland - #2347

Licensed Interior Designer District of Columbia - # INT101826

International Interior Design Associate (IIDA), 2003 - Present

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

2002 National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certified - #017951

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), 2014

Valerie A. Barnes, CID, IIDA

Principal | Interior Architect

Valerie A. Barnes has a design focus in corporate interiors, retail, and healthcare design. As a project manager and design team leader, Valerie is involved in all aspects of full service design. As needed, Valerie will assume the role of construction manager helping the client coordinate independent vendors and consultants. Valerie also provides services in furniture, graphic design, and art selection. Her close involvement throughout the project reflects a cohesive design.

In 2006, Barnes founded VA-Spaces, an Interior Design firm located in Northern Virginia as a means to work with some of her friends in the industry. Initially, the firm was to be part-time. However, VA-Spaces began to grow both rapidly and organically. In 2012, Valerie decided to make VA-Spaces full-time and recruited a team. Since 2012, VA-Spaces has continued to grow and recently completed construction on a new space in Tysons Corner.

Barnes has also worked as a Senior Project Designer for OTJ Architects located in Washington, D.C. and Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart located in Tampa, Florida.