opsis architecture

Jennie Cambier


Jennie brings over 11 years of experience on a wide variety of public and educational projects. She has specialized experience in higher education athletics and recreation projects. She served as Project Architect on the Health and Wellness Center at Western Oregon University and worked on the Kibbie Dome Renovation and Expansion for the University of Idaho. Prior to getting a masters in architecture from the University of Oregon, Jennie taught ESL and channels a passion for learning and education in her K-12 work. Currently she is working with the Hood River County School District on several school projects including the design of a new elementary school. She was a designer for Jackson and Roosevelt Elementary Schools for Medford School District. Recently she was the project architect and designer of the new Education Center for the Oregon Zoo, which will open in early 2017 and supports the Zoo’s mission—a mission that Jennie ascribes to in her own life: to inspire the community to explore nature in their own backyard, to see wildlife conservation in action and to act locally and globally on behalf of the natural world.

“During my Opsis tenure I have gotten married, bought 2 houses and had 2 kids”’ said Jennie, “I have gone through big life changes, and the firm has also grown and developed. We have great people, great projects and great clients. There is so much positive momentum and I am excited to contribute to the firm’s future success. This month I will be bringing my two kids to the grand opening of the Oregon Zoo Education Center, a project I helped design with the knowledge that one day I would be able to share it with them – and that they and the community will enjoy it for years to come.”

Jennie is currently working to design May Street Elementary School in Hood River, which is right in alignment with the studio’s goals—and her own: working with communities to create transformative, responsible spaces that will serve all the people of Hood River County in healthy, sustainable ways.

email: jennie@opsisarch.com

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