Valérie Portefaix is a French architect, based and teaching in Hong Kong. She received her Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture Paris-Belleville and a PhD in Urbanism from University Pierre Mendes France. She has held Visiting Professor appointments and lectured at numerous academic institutions including the Department of Architecture at Hong Kong University.
In 1997, she co-founded MAP office with her partner Laurent Gutierrez in Hong Kong—a collaborative studio involved in cross-disciplinary projects that incorporate architecture and the visual arts. They have participated in several local and international exhibitions, including the 7th Architecture Venice Biennale and the 1st International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, where they won an award for the best ‘Inspiration’.