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Small but Mighty Happy Hour
Portland has many small firms that contribute crucial services to many successful sustainably focused projects. The “Small but Mighty Happy Hour” is a social gathering of a few of the Portland area’s small firms that are doing great work in the realm of sustainability. The purpose of this collaborative event is to encourage connections and develop relationships across disciplines within the Portland design community. We invite you to engage with these mighty heroes; see their work and share a drink.
Hearty appetizers and drinks provided by our sponsor: Nancy Mitchell with option-e
Master of Ceremonies: Eric Corey Freed
Michelle Bexelius and Tom Ifversen, DesignWell Studios: The latest trend in building is Smart Homes. Is the convenience of technology in built environments worth the risk of potential health issues? DesignWell Studios, an environmental wellness design and testing company talks about how new buildings are being powered up to be sustainable and efficient but are overloaded with technology. How much is too much? DesignWell goes over clever design hacks so homes are supportive, modern and healthy.
Caitilin Pope Daum and Kyla Tanaka, Studio Wild Landscape Architecture: Caitilin Pope Daum and Kyla Tanaka met in graduate school in 2001. After years working for big firms in different states, Kyla joined Caitilin in Portland in 2016. Together they are Studio Wild Landscape Architecture: Designing a world in which human beings and wild systems thrive side by side.
Lex Amore, LEED Green Associate, Manager, Blue Practice: Blue Practice is a bio-inspired communications agency utilizing the power of public relations to elevate companies and causes creating a positive future. With more than a decade of marketing and public relations experience, Blue Practice designs and advocates stories for people, the planet, and you.
Arthur Smid, Author “You Will Win the Future“: Arthur Smid is the author of You Will Win The Future, a novel about financial speculation and natural disasters set in Portland, Oregon. He will talk about community planning in advance of the Cascadia quake and explore how we can rebuild a better city and prevent predatory finance from capturing land in the Pacific Northwest.
Keith Jones, Director, PDX Green Loop: The Friends of Green Loop provides community-based leadership for the development of the Green Loop, a 6 mile linear park around the city that will change the way people experience Portland. Friends of the Green Loop promotes the permanent installation of the Green Loop and gathers support from the community through planning, partnerships, advocacy, and fundraising.
Michelle Jeresek, Ivon Street Studio:
This event is free! You can RSVP here so we know how many to expect or feel free to stop by.