Our firm embraces a team philosophy, with a design process driven as much by client collaboration as architectural experience. We are passionate about design, about people, and about the environment around us, and we bring that passion to seeking a unique solution for each project and client. We approach each opportunity with open minds and without a preconceived notion of what should be. Whatever the particular program or design intention, we hope to create something timeless, a project that transcends stylistic trends, and reflects the best intentions of the team that conceived and created it.
Brett was raised in Portland, where he graduated from Lincoln High School. He received a bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and worked in New York City for a number of years before returning to Portland to start a family. He worked at SERA Architects and FFA Architects before starting his own firm in 2002. When not practicing architecture, Brett loves to be outdoors: skiing, running, racing vintage motocross, camping and hiking. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Ben Carr was born and raised in New York City, then drove to Portland in 2013, when he started working for Brett Schulz Architect. Ben was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (B. Arch) and Columbia University (M.S. Arch). He is a licensed architect in the States of Oregon and New York. When not enjoying his time at the office, Ben spends his time thinking about the next NW camping road trip, the amazing food and drink scene here in beervana, homebrewing, and trail running.
Shea Gilligan moved to Portland, Oregon from Brooklyn, NY in 2015 and is very happy to call the upper left corner home. She has a diverse background, designing clothing, teaching yoga and practicing massage therapy before attending Columbia University's Graduate School of Planning, Preservation & Architecture to acquire a master's of architecture. In her free time, Shea and her husband, Sean have been remodeling an old service station "Jack's Station" in St. John's, Oregon.
Jodi Dubyoski is a native of Charm City, aka Baltimore, MD. She has a BArch from Virginia Tech and arrived in Portland in 2014 to pursue a Masters in Architecture and a Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design at Portland State. While following her architecture career, she has also worked as a bartender, a bookseller, a knitting instructor, and a bed maker for a property management company in a national park town. Outside of the office she enjoys riding bikes, stoop sitting, and testing her husband's baking experiments.
Born in South Korea, Sam was raised in the Puget Sound and San Francisco before moving to Portland to pursue a Masters in Architecture from Portland State University. Having worked on projects nationally, internationally, large and small, he appreciates the human-centered aspects of architecture and a design process rooted in a sense of place. In his free time, you can find him biking around the city, reading, drinking tea, talking in third person and pondering the mysteries of the universe.