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Earlier this month a release party for the book, 50 US ARCHITECTS: RESIDENTIAL + PLANNING, was held in Miami. Giulietti/ Schouten was featured in this book by award-winning author, Damir Sinovcic. Go to the link below to check out pictures from the event and to find out more on obtaining copies of the book.

G / S to take part in AIA Homes Tour!

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The Van Adelsberg / Grant Residence will be featured on the Portland Architectural and Design Festival’s Home Tour taking place October 1st. The original, mid-70s contemporary, 1 bedroom house was designed by Edgar Waehrer. In keeping with the original spirit of the “house in the trees,” the new design adds 2 bedrooms, a home office and expands the interior spaces while retaining its original contemporary northwest form.
From the AIA Portland website:
  This homes tour provides a rare opportunity for guests to glimpse inside six sensational Portland residences. Featuring both cutting-edge and historic homes designed by architects, this daylong self-guided tour is a not-to-be-missed event!  The Design Matters homes tour is open to all, from design enthusiasts to professionals, builders to homemakers, students to senior citizens, and is a highlight of the 2011 Architecture + Design Festival, presented by the American Institute of Architects Portland. For more information, please call AIA Portland at 503-223-8757.  Just $40! Includes access to six featured homes, printed program with maps, and interactive iPhone app with GPS.

Tickets and additional information for the home tour can be found at:

Entertaining Modern on the Lake Oswego Home Tour

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The Lake Oswego Home tour was a great success this last weekend! One of the houses that we renovated was on the tour. The house was originally designed by Architect Saul Zaik. We added onto it while still keeping the original Architects design in mind. It was a great project to work on and we are excited that it made it on the tour!
The Lake Oswego Review also did a full article on the project which you can the article to the left. Or you can go to –

Crane Loft Penthouse Wins IIDA Citation Award!

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Last Friday, the Crane Loft Penthouse won a 2010 International Interior Design Association of Oregon Citation Award.

This 2500 SF penthouse is located atop the historic 1909 Crane Building in Portland’s Pearl District.  The clean lines and warm modern aesthetic combine with unparalleled views of the city, bridges and West Hills to create what is truly an “urban refuge above the city.”  click here for additional images

Design Matters

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The Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is sponsoring “Design Matters: A Tour of Portland Homes” on Saturday October 9, 2010 from 10am – 4pm. The King Residence remodel, designed by Giulietti/Schouten Architects will be one of the six featured homes. For more information visit
For a preview of the home see our website

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Blogger: Giulietti / Schouten AIA Architects – Manage Posts: How Long Will My House Take to Build; Factors Impacting the Construction Schedule

One of the most common questions that we get at the Publications start of a project is “How long ID will my house take to build or how long will our remodel take ?” This is an important question for many reasons. Aside from the obvious reasons of being anxious and wanting to be in your new home right away, there are often important scheduling issues effecting your family that revolve around the length of construction.

For example; Often you may need to relocate during a remodel or you may be between homes during the construction of your new home and will need to rent a temporary residence. It’s hard to pack up and move once so you want Wholesale Washington Redskins Jerseys to be sure than you don’t end up with a lease that is too short and having to move one more time. Budgeting the cost of the temporary lease into the project is important in estimating the overall project costs. Often the new home or newly remodeled home may be the site of an important event such as a wedding or graduation. Will the house be ready in time? The choice to build a new house may be for reasons such as getting the kids into a new school district and of course – will the house be ready for the school year?”
Some factors that effect the length of construction are;

Site Topography – Every home site has certain characteristics that have a direct effect on the timeline of a project. A flat lot, for example will be much easier and quicker to build Another on than a sloping lot. A very steeply or cliff side house will add even more complexity and time to the project.

Site Location – A remote rural piece of property may have limited access or a short supply of construction trades that could impact the rate of construction. A property within a ideas sensitive environmental zone or a remodel of a historical landmark may require additional approvals and permits as well as additional care in the means and methods of construction.
Utilities – Lots that have utilities already installed are going to simplify and make the construction quicker than unimproved lots. The site preparation time to install septic tanks/lines , wells , etc. will add to the overall length of construction time.
Selection of Materials – Standard materials are more available than custom or special order materials. This does not imply that you should not do anything out of the ordinary but StormTrooper you need to be aware of the impacts of these choices in relation to the schedule. Scheduling for these items can be Giulietti/Schouten managed so long as the selections are made early enough in the process. Ideally, a complete list of material selections and specifications is made prior to the start of construction so that lead times can be scheduled in the the construction sequencing.
Client Factor – Yes, you can be the cause of construction delays. Everyday we hear construction stories balming the contractor or supplier or architect for delays – and some of theses stoies may be true, but….. many delays, are in fact, caused by the owners. Some clients are not available to make decisions (family or business commitments for example), some clients have not made their material selections prior to construction or even prior to drop dead dates outlined in the construction schedule, some clients make constant design changes even after things have been built, some clients want to do parts of the construction themselves and they are unable to do it in a timely fashion or unable to do it at all – or not skilled enough to begin with. It is your project and you can certainly make changes and make selections at you own pace, SA3D but the point is that the schedule should be realistic and even account for the client factor. If changes or delays are made by you, be understanding as the the original schedule is adjusted to accommodate these delays
In general, you need to be realistic about the construction timeline. You architect and contractor, together, can assist you by giving you an overall schedule as well as a detailed week to week schedule. If you try to rush your project, it can and will take the fun out of the experience and be very stressful throughout the course of the project. Get a realistic schedule, work as a team to stay on track and enjoy the ride. Building you own home can and should be a rewarding experience and not a race. My next entry will discuss more specific time lines for various project types such as a kitchen remodel, full house remodel or new home.