IIDA Oregon Student Design Charette Juror Spotlight

Britni Jessup
As the Interiors Director at Rowell Brokaw, Britni has extensive experience with mixed-use, corporate and academic interiors. Her incredible eye for detail, fascination with materials and ability to understand the needs of clients enables her to make design choices that resonate with the human experience. Britni led the interiors portion on the UO Columbia 150 Hall Remodel, the Northwest Community Credit Union Support Center in Downtown Eugene, multiple Northwest Community Credit Union branch remodels, the Roseburg Forest Products Headquarters, and Hot Mama’s Kitchen + Bar. Britni is currently leading the interior development of Amazon Corner, 1203 Willamette, and UO Tykeson Hall.

Raised in Eugene, OR, she received a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in International Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at the University of Washington. After completing her M.Arch degree at the University of Oregon, she spent two years working in the University’s Center for Housing Innovations Case Study Lab in the Architecture Department. As part of a grant from the United States Green Building Council, she worked with a team researching and documenting the human stories behind green buildings. Prior to coming to Rowell Brokaw, she spent one year working on special projects for a commercial interiors firm and three years working in the office of Willamette Architecture 360. As a Lead Designer at the firm, she managed a team concentrating on residential schematic design for international clients. She compiled design packages for a range of project types, including high-end homes, multi-family homes and community buildings. While working internationally, she also ran a small business assisting with local tenant improvements and interior architecture projects.

 Britni is and has been a volunteer for many organizations, including the Architects in Schools program run by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the United Way Emerging Professionals group, the Student Association for Women in Architecture (SAWA), and the Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (WSAAC). She has served on the Advisory Board for the Imagination Library (a part of the Eugene Public Library Foundation) and currently serves on the BRING Recycling Board. In addition to her design and business background, Britni was the Team Captain and an Academic All-American athlete at the University of Washington on the volleyball team.

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Katie Hall

Katie Hall is a licensed architect and NCIDQ certificate holder in Oregon, specializing in three-dimensional branded environments. Her portfolio consists of a broad spectrum of project types which include public safety, office environments, retail, laboratories and bus shelters.  Katie believes that strong conceptual development, efficiency and organization are a necessary foundation to innovative, thoughtful and well developed programs and projects. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. She’s a member of IIDA as well as the American Institute of Architects where she serves on local and regional committees. Currently, Katie is the chair for the Northwest and Pacific Region Firm Awards and Eugene Committee on Local Affairs. Katie has served as jurors for the University of Oregon and Cal Poly State University studios reviews.

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Leah Pettus-Czar

Leah Pettus-Czar is an Associate Principal at GMA Architects in Eugene, Oregon. She received her undergraduate degree in costume design before receiving the dual Masters in Architecture and Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon. Leah is also an instructor at the University of Oregon where she teaches coursework including Interior Finish Materials as well as the occasional studio. With a background in costume design and art Leah is particularly interested in the ways material, texture, and color bring meaning to interior environments.

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