Six start 2020 with new titles

As the new year begins, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence. Today we celebrate six team members in particular on their recent well-deserved promotions.

Brian LindgrenBrian Lindgren – Senior Project Architect

Brian Lindgren has been practicing architecture for more than 28 years. Over the course of his career, Brian has been responsible for planning, designing, and providing construction administration services covering a broad range and depth of architectural projects and project types. Brian brings a wealth of experience working on higher education campuses — including studio and performing arts facilities at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and Cornell College.

Q: What inspires your work?

A: Exploring the aesthetic, humanistic, and environmental potential of each project is my inspiration with the goal of giving meaning and creating ‘place’ for clients and communities.

Bill CatrenichBill Catrenich – Senior Construction Administrator

Bill’s experience includes more than 35 years in document production and construction administration, on project sizes as large as $220 million. Bill is committed to delivering projects that meet or exceed his client’s expectations and goals.

Q: What do you like about your industry?

A: The chance to change our built environment and be responsible for something from the ground up. I like to build things.

Elisha HorsfallElisha Horsfall – Architect 2

Originally from Iowa, Elisha has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona. She has worked for OPN  since 2012. She is intentional about unique use of texture, color, and forms in her design.

Q: Which phase of a project is your favorite?

A: Construction. I love seeing ideas materialize.

Joe WallaceJoe Wallace – Architect 2

Joe started with OPN Architects upon graduation in 2012. He is a proud alumnus and supporter of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, much to the chagrin of the Iowans in the office. Joe has a unique ability to balance multiple projects while still maximizing design and creativity. Joe had the unique opportunity to work alongside and collaborate with Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris during the Krause Gateway Center project. Outside of work, Joe has a passion for giving back, being involved with many non-profits in the Central Iowa Community including United Way of Central Iowa.

Q: What do you like about your industry?

A: Innovation, pride, camaraderie, impact.

Annamarie SniderAnnamarie Snider – Architect 2

Annamarie’s passion for art, design, and the built environment led her to move across the country to Iowa and pursue a degree in architecture at Iowa State University. She is driven to learn and engage in all processes of design with dedication and commitment to excel. She believes design is an iterative process not defined by project type. While Annamarie has worked on projects of many sizes and scopes across multiple market types, her work on civic structures stands out.

Q: What do you like about your industry?

A: The industry is always changing, sometimes due to societal shifts, environmental pressures or technology changes.  I enjoy the challenge of problem-solving, working with and adapting to these changes.

Matt JornMatthew Jorn – Emerging Professional 3

Originally from Grand Island, Nebraska, Matthew began with OPN Architects in 2014. He has completed a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2014. Both during and after his academic career, Matthew has gained valuable experience in varying sizes of firms specializing in corporate, higher education, and healthcare. His most recent experience was working on Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines, Iowa. In his time off, Matthew enjoys designing and building furniture.

Q: What inspires your work?

A: Seeing something you thought of coming to life, no matter how small the detail, is always gratifying.

In 2019, Vicki Hyland was also promoted to Associate.