The Architecture Studio of Val Glitsch, FAIA is dedicated to the practice of architecture as a creative endeavor, recognizing the power of good design to improve the quality of our lives and vibrancy of our experiences.
The clarity of the spatial relationships in Val’s work has been broadly recognized by the professional community. Her materials are selected and artfully detailed with attention to beauty, longevity, and a conscious responsibility to the environment. Stylistically, the work is modern in character.
Her work has focused primarily on residential projects, both custom and affordable housing, but her portfolio includes several commercial, religious and community projects. In 1995, in recognition of her contributions to the profession, she was elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.
As lead designer and project architect, Val is the client’s primary contact, staying with the project from beginning to the end. After a successful thirty-year career in her native Texas, Val relocated to Oregon in 2015, where she now practices in Bend.
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Joy Horak-Brown, Executive Director, New Hope Housing / 4 SRO Projects
We selected Val for her proven ability to work with a diverse group, her reputation for award-winning design, an ability to hold projects within budget, and her meticulous attention to detail. The [Canal Street] project received a Houston AIA Design Award, and we couldn’t be more pleased.
Jeffery S / Briar Drive House
Val Glitsch listens to and understands her clients’ needs. Her work is exceptional in detail, functionality and aesthetics. She works hard and spends significant amounts of time on-site to help assure that the architectural concept is executed as designed. Importantly, she add considerable value in helping deliver a project on time and on budget. She is a pleasure to work with, and we recommend her most highly.
Diana S / Briar Drive House
Val is a talented and meticulous architect. In 2004, she designed our home (ground-up new construction), and it has brought us great joy ever since. Val was wonderful to work with. In addition to completing the project on time and on budget, she incorporated all our needs and desires and elevated them with inspired design concepts. Our home’s overall layout is bold and elegant, and Val’s expertise and quality workmanship are visible in countless thoughtful touches and unique details. Val also brought great consultants (landscape and interior) to the project. The house has proved timeless and durable over the years - a constantly rewarding investment. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Bobbye B / Knox Street House + Studio
Val Glitsch designed our home 25 years ago. She is a good listener, creative and gives special attention to details. It was such a pleasure to work with Val, she expanded our vision and she produced the house we love and live in to this day. I highly recommend this very talented architect.
Elaine M / Chatham Street House
Val gives attention to detail in every aspect of the design. I especially love the way she designed the house for the lot and how the windows are placed to have the perfect daytime light and a moonlit light at night. I am still amazed how lovely the light is.
Val also designed my house around four beautiful live oak trees. She didn't want to cut anything down, so she designed a house that would fit inside the trees. The result is beautiful. The house seems surrounded by trees, making it feel as if the inside and outside are connected in a very natural and calming way. Her design is contemporary and yet warm at that same time.
Gayl C / Inwood Renovation
Val has been the architect for the remodeling projects on three of my homes. She has remodeled existing spaces and also designed a new addition for one of our homes. From small to large remodels, she has been great to work with. Though her personal style falls in the more contemporary range, she has been able to adapt to reflect and retain the original design integrity of our three traditional homes. She is great!