By Sherri Buri McDonald, blue chip
December 5, 2016
Architect, Rowell Brokaw Architects; Age: 35
Britni Jessup has brought a new focus on interior architecture to Rowell Brokaw in Eugene and shared her skills, in and out of architecture, as a volunteer in the community.
Jessup is one of only three interior architects in Eugene accredited by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification, according to a letter nominating her for a 20 Under 40 award.
“In just a few short years with Rowell Brokaw Architects, she has led interior design projects for high-profile public and private clients,” Angie Marzano, business development director for BRING Recycling, wrote in the nomination letter.
Recent projects include two of the largest lecture halls at the University of Oregon: a 509-seat room in Straub Hall and a 451-seat room in Columbia Hall. Jessup also has helped design the interiors of Northwest Community Credit Union’s headquarters in Eugene and the offices of Roseburg, a wood products company, in Springfield’s Gateway area.
“Her work focuses on designing total interior environments that fulfill the unique goals and aspirations of companies and institutions, branding their physical workplace identity and creating innovative work environments,” Marzano said.
Jessup earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and Spanish at the University of Washington. She earned a master’s degree in architecture at the University of Oregon.
Jessup actively volunteers in local schools and libraries. She is a member of the Eugene Public Library Foundation’s Imagination Library Advisory Board. Jessup and two other parents of children at Buena Vista Spanish Immersion School started a green initiative to help make the school more sustainable.
Jessup is a former University of Washington volleyball player . She is assistant varsity volleyball coach at Sheldon High School and part owner in Blue Skies Beach Club, a beach volleyball group that organizes camps, clinics and tournaments .
“She is young, dynamic and deserves to be standing among a group of business professionals nominated for this award,” Marzano said.