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JAKE BROWN

Designer


Qualifications

CPHC

Education

University of Oregon, Bachelors of Architecture, 2020

Hobbies

Biking SE Portland, enjoying local food & drink, watching & playing soccer, backpacking, foraging and experiencing the great PNW!

Bio

Jake is a Portland native, born and raised on the eastside. In 2015, he was accepted to the University of Oregon where he went on to receive his Bachelors of Architecture with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Non-Profit Management (PPPM).  Jake is deeply interested in our regional food systems, and hopes for a future where everyone has access to locally grown and produced foodstuffs.  You can find him Sundays at the Montavilla farmers market with TRE-FIN Dayboat Seafood, slinging sustainable and ethically caught goods from Oregon’s North Coast.

JENN LANIUS

Associate, Project Manager


Qualifications

LEED Accredited Professional

Education

University of Oregon, Masters of Architecture and Ecological Design Certificate, 2012

Ball State University, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design, 2007

Hobbies

Remodeling her 1915 home with her husband, Backpacking, Biking, Gardening, Crafting

Bio

Jenn is a LEED Accredited Professional working on licensure as a registered architect. She received an Ecological Design Certificate and Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2012 and has worked for EMA since then. Her interests in community-focused affordable housing and food security stem from research and studies of favelas in Brazil alongside her love for gardening and living self-sufficiently.

Jenn seeks to design and work collaboratively in a way that empowers people to (re)use local resources and to share knowledge to solve socio-economic problems while making beautiful, inspiring, and engaging spaces for all. Her work on multiple types and scales of projects includes Powell’s Books, Amity Reuse, various wineries, ADUs, and house remodels. Her current focus is a remodel of her own century-old house to increase its structural integrity, energy efficiency, and capability for more dwellers as a basement ADU. As a volunteer for the Build Local Alliance and Solar Oregon, she helps to create educational, fun events focused on local wood and solar energy.

Drastic landscapes and the sustainably-minded culture of Portland brought this Midwest transplant to Oregon in 2008 from the flat corn fields of central Indiana. The Pacific Northwest outdoors beckons after working on remodels at work and home. She enjoys backpacking, commuting and camping by bike, fermenting and wild-harvesting all things, and crafting furniture or artsy projects with repurposed materials.