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10.01.20
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center earns AIA Honor Award
For the first time our firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Honor Award.   Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Excellence in Design | Honor “Very clever and beautifully composed; not an easy ...
10.01.20
Krause Gateway Center earns a 2020 Central States Award

Krause Gateway Center Excellence in Design | Honorable Mention “Expert architectural resolution.” (Jury Comment) The five-story Krause Gateway Center features wall-to-wall expanses of glass to allow natural light into the building and views out to the John and …

08.21.20
COVID-19 is changing workplaces. Will the shift be permanent?

In March 2020, in what felt like an instant, many of us experienced a dramatic shift in how and where we work. With little time to plan, companies suddenly had their entire work force working remotely – many …

07.19.19
Summer intern tell-all

OPN proudly welcomes summer interns to each of our studios every summer because we firmly believe in the importance of growing and fostering the next generation of architects. We grow and learn from these emerging professionals as much …

01.02.18
Experience OPN

To work with OPN Architects is to understand who, not what, makes our firm truly different. It’s our people. Processes can be replicated. People can not. We believe passionately that success lies in bringing people and perspectives together. …

09.12.17
Krause Gateway Center a finalist in AEC Excellence Awards

Krause Gateway Center has been named one of eight finalists in the building category in this year’s AEC Excellence Awards, which honors design and construction teams for their achievements using Connected Building Information Modeling workflows on innovative projects. Winners …

06.27.17
Principal celebrates re-opening of corporate headquarters at 711 High in Des Moines

On June 20, Principal marked a significant milestone in a comprehensive five-year $400 million makeover of its downtown Des Moines campus. The international financial advising company celebrated the restoration of the centerpiece of the Principal campus with the …

05.24.17
Joplin celebrates grand opening of new library

A testament to Joplin’s continued resiliency after the community was devastated and decimated by an EF5 tornado in 2011, residents will celebrate the grand opening of Joplin’s new public library with a celebration on June 3. The new …

11.14.15
OPN Welcomes Meier-Gast, Bowersox To Leadership Team

OPN Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of James Meier-Gast, AIA LEED AP, and Susan Bowersox, AIA, to Associates, both in the firm’s Cedar Rapids office. A graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor of architecture, …

10.21.15
Kum & Go, Renzo Piano and OPN celebrate Krause Gateway Center groundbreaking

OPN Architects joined state and local officials, architect Renzo Piano, and Kum & Go leaders and associates on Oct. 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Krause Gateway Center at 1459 Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Kum & Go …

09.10.15
Madison Office Experiences Growth in Second Year

OPN Madison is growing. Brent Pauba and Bryan Mann made the move from our Cedar Rapids office to our newest studio in Wisconsin’s burgeoning capitol city in late August. Pauba and Mann bring a wealth of experience and man …