VANESSA ORTEGA

Loe Ortega Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Collaborating with other artists and architects has become a recent passion. Starting a firm can be isolating and finding a supportive and inspiring community is important. We are allow able to share experiences and resources.

VANESSA ORTEGA

Bio:

I grew up in the Texas panhandle with a passion for art, math and team sports. All helped me through my path to architecture. I have a very supportive parents who always encouraged me and my sisters to pursue our dreams and challenge ourselves. Now, I love that part of my job is helping others realize and build their dreams.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I always enjoyed older buildings and appreciated the architecture of civic spaces, museums, and concert halls. As went through high school my interest and art and buildings continued to develop.

What do you do?

I started my own commercial architecture firm in 2019, we are now a team of five and excited to be growing.

What excites you in the work you do?

It is exciting to see the increase in adaptive reuse projects. Especially in the inner city of Houston, where typically the default is to tear down.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Collaborating with other artists and architects has become a recent passion. Starting a firm can be isolating and finding a supportive and inspiring community is important. We are allow able to share experiences and resources.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Finally starting my own company and being able to hire amazing employees!

Featured Project Name: 

Railway Heights Market

Featured Project Location: 

TEXAS (TX)

Featured Project Completion Date: 

August 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

 

Featured Project Description:

Railway Height Market is a blend of food hall, local market and art gallery. The 24,000 s.f. space is designed to house all local food, retail and art vendors. The stalls vary in size and allow for each vendor to customize their space. The focus of RHM is to provide a space where small business can open up their first storefront and collaborate with other small business owners, which are as diverse as the city of Houston.

Photography Credit:

Loe Ortega Architecture