Sunday, December 6, 2009

Beyond EEP

The next Eugene Emerging Professionals (EEP) meeting will take place this coming Tuesday, December 8 beginning at 5:45 PM. Plan to be at 2fORM's office, located at 121 Lawrence Street in Eugene. There will be pizza and drinks. (Please inform Mariko Blessing or Gabe Greiner if you plan to attend so that they can order enough pizza. Also, bring a few bucks for the pizza – and a few more if you want beer. Sends RSVPs to or

At the end of Tuesday’s meeting the group hopes to have a name other than EEP, which it considers too Eugene-centric. Right now the top contenders are:
  • OSNAP (which stands for the Oregon Society of Novice Architecture & design Professionals; or is it the Oregon Southwest region Network of Architecture and design Professionals, or maybe the O...Social Network....A...Posse?)
  • LEAP (does it need to stand for something? Perhaps not. Lane county Emerging Architecture and design Professionals)
  • (20) New Designers
  • Design Thread (there is some concern that this is too similar to the UO’s Design Bridge)
  • Design Spring (there is some concern that this is too similar to the UO’s Design Bridge)
  • Springboard
  • Momentum
The meeting will start with a fifteen minute discussion to introduce any brilliant new names everyone might have come up with since the last EEP meeting and discuss any concerns people have with any of the names. Following the discussion there will be a vote on the group’s name and then a design charrette for a logo. Bring your ideas!

Coincidentally, the program for the December meeting of our colleagues with the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (WVC/CSI) is entitled “CSI’s Future: The Emerging Professional.” It will hopefully be an interesting presentation and may help the provisionally-named EEP figure out what CSI has to offer emerging professionals. The CSI meeting will occur December 10, 2009. The social hour begins at 5:30; dinner is at 6:30, and the program starts at 7:00. The cost for this meeting is $25 ($10 for students). Please RSVP by noon Monday, December 7 to

For more information about the activities of our local emerging professionals group, contact:

Mariko Blessing, Designer
Associate A.I.A., LEED Accredited Professional

2fORM Architecture
121 Lawrence Street
Eugene, OR 97401
t: 541.342.5777
f: 541.342.6128

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