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04.08.22
OPN Architects expands to Minneapolis
Throughout our 40 year history, OPN Architects has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently nurturing talent and embracing opportunity. OPN’s latest expansion exemplifies this legacy. We are thrilled to announce the opening our Minneapolis studio.   Led by ...
05.12.22
3 projects honored for excellence in interior design

A wine shop, public library, & fire station – all honored with an International Interior Design Association Award.   Square Wine Company Transformed from a vacant corporate bank into a comfortable, welcoming retail environment, Square Wine Company received …

10.18.21
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center earns AIA CSR Honor Award

For the first time our firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Central States Honor Award.   Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Honor Awards | American Institute of Architects Honor Award “Well-proportioned crafted and articulated building that …

09.24.21
Marion Fire Station Receives AIA Honor Award

The Marion Fire Station No. 1 has received an Excellence in Design Honor Award from AIA Iowa. This award recognizes excellent architectural projects designed by members of AIA Iowa that emphasize their importance in the community. Great works …

09.20.21
Principal Financial Group, Community & Design Award Winner

Iowa Architectural Foundation has named Principal Financial Group a 2021 Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards Winner.   The award honors individuals, organizations, companies, and groups outside of the architectural profession who have shown consistent and compelling leadership, vision, …

09.16.21
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center a 2021 Facilities of Merit

The Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa,  has been named a 2021 Facilities of Merit by Athletic Business. Each year, 10 athletic facilities are selected from the dozens submitted to the publication’s annual Architectural Showcase. A …

05.12.21
Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Public Health Building honored for impact by AIA

Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Public Health Building was recognized with a  Impact Merit Award by the America Institute of Architects Iowa Chapter during the spring conference in April. The Impact Award was developed to honor projects that directly …

04.30.21
Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library honored by IIDA Great Plains Chapter with Excellence Award

The Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library has been honored by the IIDA Great Plains Chapter with an Interior Design Excellence Award . The vision for the new Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library was to model a traditional town square. The library’s Art …

04.27.21
Linn-Mar Intermediate Schools win People’s Choice Award

  The people have spoken! Linn-Mar Community School District’s new intermediate schools – Hazel Point and Boulder Peak – have won an  AIA’s 2021 People’s Choice Award. Each year during the Architecture Month, the American Institute of Architects Iowa …

04.23.21
New Thysse headquarters awarded first place for interior design

Thysse’s new office and manufacturing headquarters in Oregon was awarded First Place in the Corporate (over 25,000 sf) category by the International Interior Design Association’s Wisconsin chapter in a virtual event in April. Winning projects are deemed to …

04.22.21
Four OPN projects in the running for annual AIA Iowa 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 the public to reward the designs they love by voting in the annual People’s Choice Award. …