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09.16.19
Polk County Justice Center honored by AIA
The Polk County Justice Center Annex has been honored by the Justice Facilities Review with a Citation Award. Thirteen projects demonstrate the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the United States. Seven of the ...
09.16.19
Polk County Justice Center honored by AIA

The Polk County Justice Center Annex has been honored by the Justice Facilities Review with a Citation Award. Thirteen projects demonstrate the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the United States. Seven of the …

09.16.19
OPN + Ryan Companies honored for collaboration on Krause Gateway Center

OPN Architects and Ryan Companies were honored by Building + Design magazine with a Gold Award in this year’s Building Design+Construction Building Team Awards for their work on the Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The program …

05.22.19
David Sorg is OPN’s first WELL AP

We’re excited to congratulate OPN Principal, David Sorg, who recently became WELL accredited by The International Well Building Institute (IWBI). WELL’s unique focus is on the personal health inadequacies caused by the modern office. The WELL Building Standard …

04.22.19
Madison Fire Station 14 Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification

We are so pleased to share that the Madison Fire Station 14 has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Association. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification. …

04.02.19
AIA Iowa People’s Choice Award celebrates the public’s role in architecture

Architects spend, at times, years designing and refining a project guided by design excellence principles, clients’ needs and wants, trends, and classic fundamentals. Throughout this process, a design lives only in our imagination. It’s not until a building …

03.07.19
Johnson County building certified LEED Gold

The Johnson County Ambulance Services and Medical Examiner building, which opened in 2017, has been certified LEED Gold. As a public building in a transitional urban area, the goal for the new facility was to create a highly …

10.29.18
OPN honored with design merit award from AIA Central States

OPN received a design merit award from The American Institute of Architects Central States Region (AIA CSR). The firm was awarded a design merit award for Adaptive Reuse for Lucille Pizzeria on October 12, 2018. OPN Architects transformed …

10.03.18
OPN honored with design merit award from AIA St. Louis Chapter

OPN received a design merit award from the American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter. The firm was honored for the design of Boehringer Ingelheim’s corporate research and development facility at the Research Park campus in Ames, Iowa. …

06.22.18
Hancher awarded nation’s highest, most prestigious design award

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies has awarded Hancher at the University of Iowa with a 2018 American Architectural Award. Now in its 24th year, the …

04.04.18
You are the jury in annual People’s Choice Awards

What makes one building, one design better than another? In many ways, it’s all in the eye of the beholder. New schools represent community pride. A new library, resiliency. Corporate headquarters — new and renovated — are a …