About Schuyler Silva

Schuyler Silva is the co-founder and COO of SQFT Studios. A fabrication expert, Schuyler lives and breathes building methods, products, and tools.


Join the SQFT Studios Team! SQFT Studios LLC is a small, fast growing, Design/Build company in Portland, Oregon specializing in Home Studios and ADUs. Our passion for building science has led us to use a proprietary modular construction system that allows for a wide range of customization while [...]

The Dude’s Abode

The Dude's Abode SQFT Studios Introduces the At Home Bowling Alley Howdy Stranger, Do you like hanging out with your best friends? Do you wanna roll some rocks tonight? Fancy a Caucasian? The new SQFT Studios Dude's Abode just might be the ringer you're looking for. SQFT Studios [...]

Schuyler Silva Featured in All Things Real Estate

Schuyler Silva Featured in All Things Real Estate Our COO writes about Home Studios vs. ADUs https://issuu.com/all.things.real.estate/docs/atre0609-issuu Schuyler Silva, COO here at SQFT Studios, was recently published in the November 2016 issue of All Things Real Estate, a local magazine about, well, all things real estate. You can pick up your [...]

Case Study: 12’x18′ Home Studio

Case Study: 12'x18' Home Studio We've recently completed a brand new Home Studio! Read below to discover how SQFT Studios was the perfect solution. The Challenge: The client wanted to add an additional bedroom and bathroom to their 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. They [...]

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) Guide

SQFT Studios ERV Guide What is an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)? And why do you put one in every unit you build? Here at SQFT Studios, we install an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) in every unit we build. When we tell clients that we’re going to install this [...]

Tree Preservation

Tree Preservation Standards Portland gets serious about its trees Stumptown Stumptown is a nickname given to the city of Portland because, upon first development of the city, virtually all the trees were cut down leaving stumps everywhere. In order to move away from that moniker, the [...]

Defining a Genre: Home Studio

Defining a Genre: Home Studio When Eli and I started SQFT Studios, we knew we wanted to build special backyard structures. These structures could be used for all sorts of activities; offices, artist studios, guest rooms, yoga studios, the list goes on and on (and it does [...]

POLICY UPDATE: SDC waiver extended to 2018

POLICY UPDATE: Portland City Council Extends SDC Waiver Until 2018 Recently Portland City Council voted to extend the Service Development Charges (SDCs) waiver for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) for another two years until July 31st, 2018. This waiver, which saves those building ADUs $17,000 on average, has been in effect since [...]

Help Spread the Word: Design Week Portland

Help Spread the Word Design Week Portland Open House for SQFT Studios Mark your calendars! Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM 5104 SE 43rd Ave. Portland, Oregon 97206 We need your help! Yes, you! We want to get the word out about our open house coming [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Portland City Council Approves Code Changes

BREAKING NEWS Portland City Council Approves Code Changes These code changes loosen regulations on Home Studios   Portland City Council has voted 4-1 to pass the Accessory Structures Zoning Code Update. This update affects any new accessory structures on a property. An accessory structure is any structure outside of [...]

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