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A R C H I T E CT U R E 287 Giulietti / Schouten AIA Architects Drawing inspiration from the Pacific Northwest and with a special love for modernism, the team at Giulietti/ Schouten AIA Architects love creating livable, beautiful spaces that make people happy. Their recipe for success? Close collaboration with the homeowners to build a residence that reflects their lifestyle and aspirations. Each home is a three-dimensional realization of its owner's unique personality, which means no two Giulietti/Schouten homes are alike. "You're not going to see your house in our portfolio. We haven't designed it yet," is what many new clients hear from principals Dave Giulietti, AIA, and Tim Schouten, AIA, when they peruse the firm's portfolio for the first time. However, the common thread that runs through each home is a devotion to good design with minimal environmental impact. They never take for granted that they're building within the environment, which is why so many of the firm's projects seem to emerge from nature as if they've been there for years. Whether it's a staircase worthy of a modern art museum, a sculptural roofline, or a quirky bridge that leads you to the entry of a home along the river, there's always something unexpected in the firm's work. Mindful of the Pacific Northwest climate, the team builds homes that are beautiful year-round, not just on sunny summer days. Warmth and attention to detail are hallmarks of the firm's work, and a deep respect for proportion can be seen throughout Giulietti/Schouten's residential projects. But it is the warmth that they bring to the drafting table— and the clear communication between architects and clients—that bring homeowners back to the firm as their lives evolve. LEFT: Originally a single bedroom residence with a two-bedroom guesthouse, the 1956 mid-century modern home in Southwest Portland desperately needed more functional living space. The team added onto the U-shaped floorplan and built a tapered second story onto the home that remains true to the home's original rooflines. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the one-acre site. Deep soffits clad in cedar blur the lines between the outdoors and the interior. Photographs by David Papazian PORTLAND

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