About Percipient Architecture
Percipient Architecture is dedicated to providing the best service possible for projects of any size and style. We serve the Willamette Valley, the coast, and rural areas with offices in Silverton, Salem, and Portland. Our team has a wide variety of experience in residential design (new construction, remodels, additions, and ADUs), assisted living facilities, multi-family residential and healthcare.
Collaborative and thoughtful design
Better home and work environments for future generations
Percipient believes in the power of kindness and transparency
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, Brent 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.
Jahaziel Galindo earned his AAS degree in Drafting Technology at Chemeketa Community College in 2013 and immediately began his career in building drafting & design at one of Salem’s largest architecture firms. Working with some of Salem’s leading professionals, Jahaziel rapidly gained experience, honed skills, and learned the ropes. At that firm alone, Jahaziel worked on over 80 projects including multi-family housing, commercial tenant improvements, churches, hotels, memory care facilities, and various forms of senior living projects in a variety of US states and jurisdictions.
On the side, and later as a sole proprietor, Jahaziel added residential drafting services to his skill set. Providing local homeowners, regional building contractors, and sole architects with personalized service, Jahaziel took pride in the high-quality final products that he delivered at an affordable price.
When not managing production and/or drafting at Percipient Architecture, Jahaziel enjoys playing music at his church, as well as spending time with his energetic kids, talented wife, loving parents, and extended family.
Katrina (aka Kaydee)
Kaydee has had a passion for architecture and design ever since she was just a youth, perhaps derived from her childhood of growing up in a geodesic dome in Beaverton, Oregon. Nevertheless, that passion continued through her architecture classes in high school and, later, earned Kaydee a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Remaining in NYC, Kaydee’s professional experience began with New York firms that specialized in international retail design and high end residential. While she excelled in that arena, Kaydee was developing an interest in hands-on design (aka design-build) and left New York for Warren, VT where she spent a summer immersed in natural building techniques at the world-famous Yestermorrow Design/Build School. That experience reinforced Kaydee’s interest in design-build project delivery and led to an 11-month contract as an AmeriCorps Construction Site Leader for Habitat for Humanity in New York City.
After a decade in the Big Apple, Kaydee was ready to return to the PNW and embarked on an epic three-month, cross-country road trip where she put her recent design-build knowledge to good use which included, among other projects, a traditional Midwest root cellar, which continues to be used to this day. Once back in Oregon, she quickly found employment with one of Salem, Oregon’s premier architecture firms where, among other things, Kaydee learned the fine points of designing large, assisted living facilities located all over the country. She quickly advanced to the level of Project Manager where she gained the praise of both her employer as well the Clients as being organized, creative, and a dedicated Team member. After seven years of managing large scale projects, however, Kaydee was itching to get back to her design roots. When an opportunity to work for a Portland Metro-based tiny house manufacturer as their Lead Designer presented itself, Kaydee moved to the Portland area in order to avoid a long commute.
Philosophically, Kaydee believes that everyone deserves a home that meets their needs and lifestyle in both function and form. As an avid DIYer herself, Kaydee enjoys working with people that get their hands dirty and always looks forward to providing, through teamwork, creative, attractive, affordable, and efficient solutions to design problems. When she’s not working on design, Kaydee can be found playing in the backyard with her three dogs, painting, baking, taking classes to learn new creative techniques, or daydreaming about her next project.
Moving from Overland Park, Kansas to Cassville, Missouri during influential teenage years, Pamela Triplett became interested in the convergence of “environment” and “community”. Later, she received an introduction to the field of architecture through a family friend who was a professional home designer. Through that association, Pam developed a deep interest in the communion that exists between humans and their habitats, both natural and built. It was this interest that placed Pam on the path of studying architecture as a profession.
Pursuing her passion, Pamela graduated from Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University in Springfield, Missouri with B. Arch degree and later moved to the Willamette Valley. Throughout Pam’s professional career, those early lessons have continued to guide her; manifesting in the singular focus of creating architectural environments that help people function both efficiently and comfortably. In addition, Pamela has discovered that the process of collaborating and building “community” is what keeps her energized and excited about the practice of architecture.
As an Oregon licensed architect with thirty-plus years of experience in the design, regulatory and construction arenas, Pam firmly believes that people from all walks of life benefit from conscientious design, not to mention the larger “industry” of architecture. Ranging from the economic well-being of a community to the enjoyment and safety of the immediate built environment, the impact of architecture is enormous, multi-faceted, and tangible. Pamela engages work with the intention to make a positive impact by improving our surroundings.
Making your dream into a reality is a team effort. At Percipient Architecture, our mission is about collaborative and thoughtful design. Fill out the form to talk to us about your project and how we can help you.
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