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04.01.20
Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library
Waunakee Public Library has been named Project of the Year and Best Development – Education in this year’s Commercial Design Awards, sponsored by InBusiness magazine. The vibrant, multipurpose new 40,000 square foot public library serves as a space ...
09.30.20
OPN’s Tate Walker talks about design excellence with AIA San Antonio

Hear our Sustainability Director Tate Walker introduce OPN and a few of our projects through the Framework for Design Excellence Lens to the AIA San Antonio community as one of this year’s Place Award Jurors. As the director …

07.24.20
711 High Street honored for excellence in sustainable preservation

Two OPN projects were among the 14 historic preservation projects commended by the State Historical Society of Iowa and nonprofit Preservation Iowa with each organization’s highest honors during a virtual Preserve Iowa Summit in June.  “These outstanding properties give …

07.21.20
Krause Gateway Center finalist for two Architizer A+ Awards

Krause Gateway Center, designed in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, is a finalist for two Architizer A+ Awards. Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in form and function in more than 70 categories. Krause Gateway …

05.21.20
Waunakee Public Library honored by IIDA Wisconsin

Waunakee Public Library received an Award of Excellence from the IIDA Wisconsin chapter in a virtual Celebrate in Design event on May 14. Winning projects are deemed to have successfully addressed design challenges and responded to client needs, demonstrated …

05.13.20
USGBC West North Central region 2020 Leadership Award nominees

We are honored to have Madison Fire Station 14 nominated for USGBC’s West North Central (WNC) Region 2020 Leadership Award. Nominees are recognized for their dedicated contributions to green buildings in the Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, …

05.05.20
Madison Fire Station No. 14 Awarded AIA Wisconsin Merit Award

We are honored to announce that the Madison Fire Station No. 14 has received a 2020 AIA Wisconsin Design Merit Award from AIA Wisconsin. As a public building in a transitional urban neighborhood, the goal for the new fire station …

05.05.20
A Grand Slam for OPN at AIA Iowa’s 2020 People’s Choice Award

We are excited to announce that OPN swept AIA Iowa’s 2020 People’s Choice Award, which celebrates the role people play in architecture by allowing the public to reward the designs they love by voting. 1st Place- Lester Buresh …

04.07.20
Public opinion rules in the 2020 People’s Choice Award

Each year during the Architecture Month, the American Institute of Architects Iowa Chapter celebrates the role the public plays in architecture by allowing you to reward the designs you love by voting in the annual People’s Choice Award. This …

04.01.20
Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library

Waunakee Public Library has been named Project of the Year and Best Development – Education in this year’s Commercial Design Awards, sponsored by InBusiness magazine. The vibrant, multipurpose new 40,000 square foot public library serves as a space …

03.26.20
3 OPN projects honored by Masonry Institute of Iowa

On March 9, the Masonry Institute of Iowa (MII) recognized eight architectural projects in Iowa as this year’s recipients of MII’s Appreciation Award.  These designs were recognized because of their use of masonry. Three OPN projects – Skogman …