Nationally Renowned Jacksonville, FL Architecture Firm

TTV Architects, Inc. is a progressive, full-service firm offering architectural and engineering services that blend imaginative design, advanced technical knowledge, and experienced project management. The results we create exceed your needs and expectations.

Expect to get exactly what you envision – within your budget and schedule. We believe in a collaborative approach to architecture, planning, and interior design. Every step is carefully orchestrated to create healthful, secure, and productive environments as unique as your organization. That is why the majority of our clients honor us with the highest compliment they can give – their repeat business.

Call us to share your vision. Open your imagination, and we can achieve your goals.

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Tri Vu, President / Founder / Architect / Interior Designer

Tri Vu brings to TTV Architects, Inc. the knowledge of a master builder, skills of a craftsman, and the eye of a poet. He began his career in 1979 working for world-renowned architect, E. Fay Jones, best known for creating one of the most important buildings in the 20th Century, the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Tri’s experience encompasses all phases of design – from due diligence studies, to schematic design and construction administration. He has built his reputation on his ability to create innovative designs and combine them with skillful execution. The results of his work are environments that incorporate strong themes of functionality, spatial continuity, materials, and detail. 

Tri earned his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Arkansas in 1980 and studied business management at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in New Hampshire. Tri has called the U.S. home since 1975 when he arrived as a refugee from Vietnam with his family. He married Lori in 1979 and enjoys traveling the world, exploring different cultures, and trying all varieties of cuisine.

Tri has served on various Boards/Committees in the Jacksonville community including:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida – Past Board of Directors
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Past Board of Directors & Jacksonville Chapter President
  • Jacksonville AIA chapter – Past John Dyal’s Award recipient
  • Jacksonville Downtown Vision – Past Board of Directors
  • Jacksonville Building Code Adjustment Board – Past Board Member
  • US Architecture Delegation to visit Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam – Past Participant

Lori Orton, Chief Financial Officer

Lori Orton has been employed at TTV Architects Inc. since its beginnings in 1994.  As Chief Financial Officer, Lori is responsible for the administration of the firm as well as marketing and specifications.  Ms. Orton received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas, majoring in French and Spanish and where she became Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her M.A. in French from Washington University in St. Louis. Her first “real job” out of college was with McIlroy Bank in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she took classes in banking, accounting, marketing, public relations, and HR.  

Since joining TTV Architects, Lori has taken numerous courses and workshops through the Society for Design Administration, the Small Business Administration, and Ajera accounting software.

Lori has been married to Tri for 40 years and has two children, Nicholas and Jessica.

Chris Noel, AIA, LEED A. P., Senior Vice President, Partner

Christopher Noel was born in Burlington, Vermont where he resided until 1999, when he and his wife Rachel moved south seeking the warmth and sunshine of Jacksonville. Prior to relocating, Mr. Noel completed his Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering from Vermont Technical College in 1991, followed by his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Norwich University in 1998. 

While living in Vermont, Chris worked for both small and large Architecture firms, with each experience reinforcing his passion for Architecture. In 1999 he joined TTV Architects, a full-service architectural firm providing services for various types and sizes of projects throughout the Southern United States. Chris is currently Senior Vice President, where he manages the firm’s daily operations and serves as its Lead Architect for clients such as the US General Services Administration, Mayo Clinic, CSX, University of Florida, Department of Military Affairs, and many others.

Chris has served on various Boards/Committees in the community including:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida– 2010 Board of Directors representing Jacksonville Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)– Past Board of Directors & 2009 Jacksonville Chapter President 
  • Mellen C. Greeley, AIA Foundation – Past Board of Directors
  • Jax Pride- Past Board of Directors 
  • Meninak- Secretary & Board of Directors – 2019

Chris is married to his wife, Rachel, of 25 years and has three children, Jillian, Griffin, and Elijah. He and his family currently live in San Marco. 

William Hoang, AIA, LEED A.P., Vice President, Partner

William Hoang has been working in the architectural design field since earning a Bachelors of Architecture in 2012. He studied in both an American (University of Houston) and European University (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette) for architecture and urbanism.

Since joining TTV Architects, William has served on the team for the majority of TTV’s continuing contracts with diverse clients that include U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), VA Hospitals, University of Florida, Community First Credit Union, University of North Florida, and City of Jacksonville. William is experienced in all phases of a project: design, construction documents, design development, and construction administration.

William is actively involved within the community of Jacksonville. He is the past president of Downtown Rotaract Jacksonville, a current member of Rotary Club of Jacksonville and now serves as head Rotary advisor for the Rotaract Club. In 2017, Hoang was selected to join the ranks of Jacksonville Business Journal Northeast Florida’s 40 Under 40 honorees.