Giulietti is a longtime fixture in local design, and I first met him more than a decade ago when he was just coming off a term as president of the AIA/Portland chapter. He's an amiable, veteran architect, and I've enjoyed teasingly arguing Yankees-Mets with him over the years. I've also lost track of how many of the houses his firm designed have wound up on the cover of Oregon Home magazine over the years.
Most of Giulietti/Schouten's projects are in the Portland area but there are also gems dotted throughout Oregon such as the Walnut House outside McMinnville, pictured above, or the Bozich House, pictured at right. Giulietti/Schouten is primarily known for single-family homes, but also has experience in mixed use and commercial work as well. Ultimately, though, David Giulietti is ideal for speaking about the architect-client relationship as it exists on its most basic level, between a homeowner and the architect.
Tickets to "How (and Why) to Hire and Work With an Architect"are $15 $25 or a pair for $25 $35 (available through the Center for Architecture), and admission also includes a free pass for the discussion that immediately follows, called "Ask an Architect". I'd have liked to see this admission be free, but if I were looking to build a house in the next few years, the $15 would be money very well spent.
[UPDATE: Amy from the AIA (email@example.com) says, "We will not turn anyone away based on their ability to pay. Feel free to contact us if you would like to attend."]
The latter talk, "Ask An Architect," will allow audience members to meet one-on-one with local architects to answer questions and give advice on design, energy-efficiency, remodeling, and general architecture-related topics for home projects.