(503) 200-2910       110 S 1st St, Silverton, OR 97381


Silverton, Salem, & Portland

30+ Years of Experience

3 Licensed Architects

DIY Consults


A Passion & Purpose

Vivid Living Design + Build was born from a shared vision. We wanted to maximize our skills and talents by working together to see client’s dreams unfold. We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By combining our technical and creative know-how and expertise, we can give our clients the best experience and a home where they can cherish and enjoy time with those they love.

We have 30+ years of experience in Oregon, and 50+ years of combined experience, three licensed architects, and Se habla Espanol!

Community Involvement

We work and live in the same area, so giving back is a part of our DNA. Here are a few of the ways our staff serves the communities around us.

Architects in Schools

Marion-Polk Food Share

The Best of the Best

The Crew


Brent was born and raised in a small town in Iowa to a family whose main passions were the visual arts, classical music, education, domestic travel, and camping. As a young man, Brent and his parents relocated to Oregon in order to be closer to extended family. As a result, Brent’s university education took place out here, and he earned his BA from Portland State University in 1997 and his MArch from the University of Oregon in 2009.

Regarding his experience as a builder, Brent began building wooden projects as a kid, alongside his father, in and around their Iowa home. His father’s projects included home maintenance, home remodeling, a new garage, furniture, job-related projects, and innumerable other things. Brent’s experience with industry standard construction began in 1990 when he was first employed by Antarctic Support Associates – an operations & construction contractor for the National Science Foundation. Read More


After 30+ years of working in architecture, helping people express their needs through listening to their goals and designing structures to achieve them, it is not surprising that Pam’s work now incorporates building those structures.
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As the son of a lumber mill worker and carpenter, Jahaziel learned to love wood and all the many things that can be created with it. From a young age, Jahaziel would help his father with many varied projects. Ranging from furniture and fencing, to flooring and framing projects. Jahaziel’s fondest memories are the ones where his hands were manipulating the wood toward a design stemming from his own imagination.

On the side, and later as a sole proprietor, Jahaziel added residential drafting services to his skillset. Providing local homeowners, regional building contractors, and sole architects with personalized and professional service, Jahaziel takes pride in knowing how to express his ideas to the craftsmen who will build them. This pride is evident in the high-quality final products that he delivers. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does your average project cost?

Since we work with such a wide variety of clients, there really is no “average” project. We price transparently and will create a detailed estimate for your project based on what you need.

¿Cómo me pongo en contacto con algien que habla español?

Llame a 503-967-7877 y pida hablar con Jahaziel o mande un correo electrónico a jahaziel@percipientarch.com

What is an “ADU?”

An ADU is a small dwelling on the same grounds as, or attached to, a single-family house. For example, it could be an apartment over the garage, a basement apartment, or a stand-alone house in the backyard. An ADU can be used to house a family member or for additional income through rent.

I am a subcontractor and would like to work with you. How do I find more information about that?

Please contact us at (503) 200-2910 or email us at: brent@vividlivingdb.com

What does DIY Consult mean?

We understand the challenge of completing projects on your own. Our team can help through education or assistance, including on-site consulting and instruction.

What is “Middle Housing?”

Middle Housing refers to housing options that are not single family homes or apartments. Common examples of Middle Housing include duplexes, triplexes, cottage clusters and Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs. This sector is intended to address our current housing crisis.

What is Universal Design?

Universal design is the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors. The goal is to create an accessible, usable, convenient and pleasant environment for those with diverse needs and abilities. Universal design is good design.

What is "Aging in Place?"

The ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It is important for home designers to have the knowledge and expertise required to design accessible, comfortable and safe spaces so that seniors can live independently and with dignity in their own homes. Here's a great article on some of the features that help people stay in their homes as they age.

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Live the Lifestyle you’ve always wanted

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Our team is ready to sit down and talk all about the vision you have for your space.