Giulietti Schouten Weber Architects is a Portland-based architecture firm designing unique, client-driven projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally. Founded by Dave Giulietti, AIA in 1987, and joined by partners Tim Schouten, AIA in 1993, and Jake Weber, AIA in 2013, the firm builds on their 35+ years of experience creating places for people that value the significance of design. Having completed hundreds of residential and light-commercial buildings, the foundation of our success comes from listening to our clients and their goals in order to create beautiful and functional architecture that makes a difference in their lives.
LISTEN • ENVISION • REALIZE
Managing a small firm has allowed the principals to maintain close relationships with team members and all design aspects of each project. We look to expand the design horizons of our clients and create unique spaces for their specific needs. We believe that the success of each project is highly dependent on a strong communication between the architect and client. While being best known for our residential and specialized housing projects, we continue to be called upon to design a variety of building types including theaters, schools, religious and church facilities, restaurants, retail, and offices.
We are currently licensed to practice architecture in Oregon, Washington, and California, and are available to work anywhere nationally. The present firm is a synthesis of the special abilities of principals Tim Schouten, AIA, and Jake Weber, AIA, associate Steven Glassman, AIA, and designers Tony Hasenberg, Drew Stricker, Addy Holenstein, and Sam Ruddell with administrative support from Saketa Dixon-Alkhudheer. We celebrated our 35th anniversary in 2022 and look forward to continuing our vision into the future.
GSW/A believes architects have a responsibility to affect change in how we use buildings and consume energy. And as such, we are committed to improving our design process and business operations in order to implement energy reducing strategies across all aspects of the firm. As part of this effort, we have joined the AIA 2030 Commitment in 2021, hereby accepting the 2030 Challenge that all new buildings and major renovations our firm designs will be carbon neutral by 2030 and will eliminate use of fossil fuel or greenhouse gas-emitting energy to operate.
WE BELIEVE IN DESIGN. WE CREATE THOUGHTFUL ARCHITECTURE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE.
Tim joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 2000 and is a registered architect in Oregon and Idaho while earning a Bachelor of Architecture from the UI in 1987 from the College of Art and Architecture. As the firm’s design principal, he has extensive experience in single-family projects throughout the northwest region and earlier hospitality projects in California and the coast. He has been active with the American Institute of Architects Portland Chapter, serving on the Board, initial Spring Lecture Series and contributing to the AIA Home Tour since its inception. Outside of design, Tim enjoys learning from different cultures with travel to South America, the Middle East, Europe and Alaska. At home, he enjoys spending time with his family and corgi, mountaineering, skiing, motorcycles, scouts, and tennis.
Elevated to Principal at the firm in 2019, Jake is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and most recently California, and is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture (Go Ducks!). He regularly serves as a panelist at studio reviews and assists in experimental spatial studies. Before architecture, Jake spent 5 years in the commercial furniture industry designing modern office spaces. Jake manages the design, development, and construction of various residential and small commercial projects. Aside from architecture, Jake has a passion for multimedia including graphic and web design, and when not in the office, he likes to play basketball or snowboard on Mt. Hood and play with his two kids, Brock + Winnie.
Steven is a licensed Architect in Oregon and a member of Portland’s American Institute of Architects. He has extensive experience in commercial architecture with a specialization in mixed-use, multi-family residential projects. His continued passion for enriching the family through quality materials and experiential sustainable design has propelled him to join the single-family residential world. Originally hailing from California and Hawaii, Steven officially moved to Portland after graduating from the University of Oregon School of Architecture in 2012. Like many Oregon transplants, he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest’s lush landscape and cultured cities. Although an admirer of nature, you can most often find him enjoying a robust glass of Pinot Noir with his wife, Jessi, at one of Oregon’s renowned wineries before finding him out hiking the trails.
A Graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture, Tony began working with the firm in 2015 with a background in local remodeling and home building projects. As a designer he assists with building concepts along with systems development for 3D modelling, drafting and visualization. Tony is Portland area native and an avid bicyclist commuting year-round to design beautiful architecture rain or shine! In his spare time Tony enjoys experimenting with using recyclable materials to create custom lighting luminaires, shelving, and other home accessories.
Andrew began working with the firm in 2016 having recently graduated from the University of Oregon School of Architecture. As an architectural designer, Drew assists in drafting, 3D modelling, and assembling construction documents for both remodeled and new homes. Much of his free time is spent playing basketball or golf, reading, and listening to good music.
Saketa is a 2016 graduate of Oregon State University where she acquired her degrees in a curated discipline of human systems engineering on natural resources (BS), sustainability engineering agriculture (BSE), and Medical Humanities (BSC) with a minor in Public Health. She has worked on sustainable land use projects while living temporarily in Hong Kong, China and Tunisia, Africa. Saketa has a keen interest in agricultural watershed and solar power as an energy alternative in impoverished nations. She is a native of Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany a small country town just over an hour from the border of France. She is currently pausing from her Master’s Programme to obtain her accounting degree to aide her older sister’s new business. She enjoys spending time with her family whom flies to the PNW once a year, practising calligraphy, and teaching fitness bootcamp where she is a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist through NASM. Her latest hobby is wood working.
Addy joined the firm in 2022 after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Environmental Design. Her role at GSW consists of drafting, 3D modelling and assembling construction documents. She has a passion for sustainable architecture and innovative design. Born and raised in the Portland area, Addy is happy to be back home in the Pacific Northwest starting her career in the field of architecture. She loves everything the PNW has to offer from walks on the beach at the Oregon Coast to hikes at the Columbia River Gorge. On the weekends you will usually find her at home playing with her dogs.
Sam joined the firm as an architectural designer in 2022, after graduating from Portland Community College. He has a passion for holistic design and sustainable architecture. His role at GSW consists of 3D modeling, rendering images, and drafting construction documents. Sam is an Idaho native but has called Portland home for the past 7 years. Outside of work, he enjoys working on cars, hiking, and a scenic drive through the hills.