About Percipient Architecture

Our focus is on you which means we take what we do seriously (but not too seriously). Balancing budgetary constraints, city regulations, design considerations, and friendly communication is something we pride ourselves in. 
Brent

About Brent

Born and raised in small-town Iowa, Brent Stuntzner got his initial construction experience while working in Antarctica for the National Science Foundation. After returning from The Ice, Brent continued to hone his construction skills, eventually becoming a licensed and bonded residential carpentry contractor. The main goal of his sole proprietorship was to work closely with homeowners and general contractors alike, helping ideas and dreams take form. 

Nowadays his hammer mostly collects dust, but his 20+ years of experience as a carpenter and small business owner informs everything he does at Percipient Architecture. Looking for a new challenge, Mr. Stuntzner earned his Master’s degree in architecture in 2009 from the University of Oregon, worked for several architecture firms in Eugene and Salem, and eventually formed Percipient Architecture, LLC where he combines his experience in construction with his love of design. Unlike many urban architects, Brent uses his small-town roots and diverse background to offer clients a unique collaboration to bring their ideas to life. 

About Kaydee

Partnering Professional

Kaydee Kreitlow is a licensed architect in Oregon with experience ranging from large senior housing facilities to small commercial remodeling projects. Born in Oregon, Kaydee spent a decade exploring the East Coast.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, worked as an architectural designer, learned hands-on natural building techniques at Yestermorrow, and spent a year as a construction site leader for Habitat for Humanity New York City.  After an epic road trip in 2011 Kaydee found herself back in Oregon where she has proceeded to build roots and nurture community. Kaydee has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Kaydee wearing a beanie
Kaydee wearing a beanie

About Kaydee

Partnering Professional

Kaydee Kreitlow is a licensed architect in Oregon with experience ranging from large senior housing facilities to small commercial remodeling projects. Born in Oregon, Kaydee spent a decade exploring the East Coast.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, worked as an architectural designer, learned hands-on natural building techniques at Yestermorrow, and spent a year as a construction site leader for Habitat for Humanity New York City.  After an epic road trip in 2011 Kaydee found herself back in Oregon where she has proceeded to build roots and nurture community. Kaydee has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

Our Partners

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ThermaSteel | Advanced Panel Systems
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Brent’s Time In Antarctica

“Antarctica is home to the mysterious and beautiful nacreous clouds. As winter fades, the sun begins its slow ascent, and its oblique rays come into contact with high atmospheric clouds of ice crystals which radiate a rainbow of shifting colors. Imagine a puddle with oil spilled on it. That swirling pattern that forms? Imagine that splashed across the sky. Truly one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed.”

nacreous clouds in Antartica
Luthier working on acoustic guitar

Brent – A Maker Of Things

“I have a long history of making things. Aside from everything I’ve built as a carpenter and my experience in graduate school, I also attended a school where I built and repaired electric and acoustic guitars and later worked as an apprentice luthier. I’ve just always been interested in how things are made.”
Luthier working on acoustic guitar

Architects In Schools

“Since 2004, I’ve volunteered with the Architects in Schools program. More recently, I’ve participated as the Resident Architect in local grade schools. For six weeks at a time, I work with students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade to teach them about our built environment and about the role design has in our lives. With any luck, I’m inspiring a new generation of architects, designers, craftspeople, and critical thinkers.”

Silverton Food Co-op

“I’m on the site-selection committee for the Silverton Food Co-op. It’s a community-owned grocery story that focuses on supporting local farmers and providing their produce to the community. Currently we’re looking for a building to call home that, we hope, will become part of the fabric of Silverton.”