Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Emerging Professionals Get-together

The AIA-SWO Emerging Professionals Group(1) will meet on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at Davis’ Restaurant on the corner of Broadway and Olive in downtown Eugene. This will be the first official meeting of the organization. The group is comprised of emerging professionals in the local area who are either in the process of becoming professionally licensed or have recently done so. It welcomes members of all design disciplines, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and interior designers.

The first meeting will serve as an introduction to what the Emerging Professionals Group is about and what its leadership hopes to accomplish. A few of the topics to be discussed may include the possibilities of a better name and acronym, future design collaborations and competitions, goals, mentoring possibilities, or anything else attendees feel is critical to the success of the group.

Gabriel Greiner, AIA, LEED AP, of 2fORM Architecture is the chairperson of the Emerging Professionals Group. Please RSVP Gabe at so that he will have an idea of the expected number of attendees for the September 29 meeting. Feel free to forward an invitation to anyone you think may be interested in joining the group.

(1) The group refers to itself as the “Eugene Emerging Professionals Group,” although I believe this suggests that it is Eugene-centric. I’m hopeful that the group will come up with a more inclusive name that better reflects the entire AIA-Southwestern Oregon constituency.

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