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Founded in 1981, JVArchitecture is a sole-owned practice, located in Lake Forest, California. Under the direction of principal John Valle, JVArchitecture has successfully completed a wide range of project types for twenty-eight (28) years. Mr. Valle is both a Licensed Architect and General Contractor. This unique qualification allows Mr. Valle and his team to design projects and manage programs with a global industry perspective. The JVArchitecture takes pride in establishing accurate budget's project scope of work definition and delivering projects on time. The JVA Team has extensive experience in construction management, architectural design and owner’s representation.

John Valle



“John is an exceptional individual, professional, architect, and project manager. If you want your project completed in a superior manner and right the first time, John and JVA is the obvious choice. John has the creative wit and interpersonal tact necessary to facilitate rational solutions to potentially difficult entitlement processes, and efficiently obtain required discretionary approvals. John is meticulous in understanding his client’s needs, his evaluation of existing conditions, and equally detail oriented in drafting plans and specs. This attention to specifics predictably allows for projects that are completed without surprises and without costly change orders. His creative side shines in designing spaces that exceed client and user needs, developing solutions to site constraints and existing conditions, and designing details that display skill and craftsmanship and result in attractive, lasting improvements. John is reliable, and a pleasure to work. I trust him completely, and always know my project is in good hands with John. Based on years of experience in working with John, I recommend him with enthusiasm for your architectural and project management needs.”  - Wil Soholt


"During the summer of 2001, he was assigned to us as a Project Manager through P C Associates for our summer 2001 Portable Classroom Projects. This project consisted of the installation of over 70 relocate classrooms at various school sites. As the Supervisor of the Construction, Maintenance and Operations Department, I worked very closely with Mr. Valle. This project had very tight timelines and working with various contractors gave this project a higher degree of difficulty than a standard relocatable classroom project. Mr. Valle was able to talk the challenges on and provide relevant information accurately to the entire team. With Mr. Valle high degree of sill and attention to detail, was able to resolve the challenges brought to the table and resolve them very quickly and accurately. This style of management kept the project moving forward, on schedule, and on budget. "



JVArchitecture provides professional architectural and project management services for a variety of project types. Including the following: 


  • Residential

  • K-12 Educational Facilities

  • Higher Education Facilities

  • John Wayne Airport

  • Institutional / Municipal Facilities

  • Commercial/ Retail Facilities


Commercial Projects

Residential Projects

Quality Assurance/ Quality Control

Quality assurance and quality control measures are secured by disciplined procedures which have been set in place over the past twenty (20) years of communicating effectively with all the design team members. Open communication is the key during all phases of design; we monitor all the details with our consultants with established design schedules and clear scope of work definition. We also have dealt very effectively with plan check consultants. We review their comments; we ask questions; and negotiate the changes that need to be make to the plans in a timely and efficient manner.



Design Approach

JVArchitecture is dedicated to seeing each project from inception through construction completion.

The team’s design philosophy is simple and to the point; we first listen to your objectives; we analyze the challenges; and we move forward as partners in the process of resolving the myriad of problems that need resolution within the project parameters and cost constraints. As architects and planners we constantly stay attuned to changing technologies and incorporate planning solutions, which not only meet immediate needs as well as accommodating future needs.

JVArchitecture works closely with the client to creatively resolve the “why” and “where”; so a contractor can readily determine the “how” and “when” of building.


JVArchitecture believes in architecture as an art form derived by site specifics, program, and a command of building materials and methods.


Our process oriented methodologies arrive at design solutions that uniquely respond to the client’s needs and budget.


Every aspect of design is balanced by over 30 years experience in the design / build industry composed of sound construction practices and innovative solutions.


"Mr. Valle was able to provide timely information and updates in a clear and concise manner to the entire design/ construction team. Mr. Valle and his team possess all of the abilities and skills necessary to provide Architectural and Engineering Services. His strengths include the ability to establish and maintain good employee and public relations, even in stressful situations; the ability to solve complex problems; and the ability to manage multiple projects including organizing, scheduling, and directing the activities of subordinates."



Les Leahy, Business Services Administrator

Long Beach Unified School District

- Vince Marchetti

Director of Maintenance, Operations, Transportation, and Facilities

Monrovia United School District

“John is both an exceptional project manager and architect. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of public bid proposals. John's project experience and qualifications speak for themselves. I am confident in his work and would recommend his inclusion on any project.”

- Kelly Mayeda

Marketing & Business Development

Q3, Inc. 

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