Jenna Fribley and Kelsey Buzzell are on a mission to do architecture differently.
Since launching their Springfield, Oregon-based practice Campfire Collaborative in 2017, Fribley and Buzzell have been working to make design accessible and approachable by bringing it directly to their community.
The duo has led architectural projects to revitalize Springfield’s historic Main Street and recently opened their downtown office to the public as a design resource center with a materials library and drop-in design consulting.
Through it all, a down-to-earth ethos of neighborly care guides their work, which ranges from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and everything in between.
“Campfires are venues for storytelling, dreaming up wild ideas and finding creative solutions with materials on hand,” says Fribley, referring to their name. “We believe these are the foundations of good design.”