Siteworks Design Build
Founder and President
Jean Pierre Veillet is a Portland-based artist, designer, and builder. Trained as a sculptor, Veillet takes a spatially informed, socially conscious, and aesthetically thoughtful approach to projects from tiny retail renovations to ground-up eco-developments. With his firm, Siteworks, Veillet has taken his background in site-specific art and mixed it with a serious shot of writing, poetry, and experience to produce spaces that communicate with people through objects, design, and elegance. Veillet is intrigued by the intimacy that can be created between people and their environments, and by the possibilities of social engineering on a much larger scale. As a developer, Veillet is working on Ecoflats, a green project that incorporates environmentally sensitive elements from a standard curbside recycling program to a reward-based integration of the building's social scene with its energy credits. He has completed warm interiors for restaurants like Genoa, historically referential interiors for Pearl District clothing stores like Lizard Lounge, and dramatic exterior renovations for buildings like northeast hotspot Yakuza, and is currently pushing Sitework's development projects side by side with his own creative passions.
JP, born and raised in Portland, earned a BFA in Sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he previously taught sculptural welding. He is driven by a desire to combine craftsmanship with functionality and good design. JP's ambition and experience in all aspects of construction enable him to keep projects moving forward despite unexpected challenges and budget constraints.
Started in 1995 by Jean Pierre Veillet, Siteworks Design Build has grown from a small, residential remodel and carpentry company to a general contractor specializing in commercial and residential design/build/development projects. Strong relationships with our core group of talented sub-contractors enable efficient project and trade coordination. Siteworks strives to incorporate environmentally responsible construction materials and processes, while maintaining budget and project timelines. Siteworks' design process respects clients' needs while paying close attention to details and constructability, fine craftsmanship and successful planning. Siteworks is dedicated to building projects that successfully combine good design and quality craftsmanship with sound construction practices. Our goal is to provide outstanding work that incorporates sustainability, good design, and creativity. Each project expresses the unique characteristics of our clients.