Mission and Values

  • Who We Are

    TVA Architects is a design firm based in Portland, OR. Founded in 1984 by Robert Thompson, FAIA, TVA focuses on education, healthcare, multi-family, office, private, public, and retail projects. We pride ourselves on bringing a consistent level of quality and design to our architecture, interior design, and planning services.

    Our mission is fundamental to who we are as a firm; we are driven to build collaborative relationships that lead to timeless and innovative design. Whether we are working on a Nike project in Shanghai or shaping a mixed-use tower in Portland, we create lasting buildings that speak to the unique goals of our clients and take cues from cultural and regional distinctions. It is imperative to the future of our firm that we continually provide opportunities for clients and employees alike in the projects we complete.

    Designers at TVA are passionate, driven, and knowledgeable, seeing every project through from the first days of conceptual development to the final details of construction administration. We believe in forming long-lasting connections to our projects and our extended teams of client representatives, contractors, and subconsultants. This level of partnership allows for greater trust and promotes a positive culture within the TVA office.