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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 ...
11.04.19
Renovation supports mental health services in Johnson County

OPN was proud to join NAMI Johnson County in November when the mental illness support and advocacy non-profit celebrated its new R Place Peer Recovery Center with an open house and ribbon cutting. Renovated and updated by OPN’s Iowa …

10.18.19
Real Success podcast featuring David Sorg

“One of the things I’ve always admired about the field of architecture is its balancing act. A great architect must meet the immediate needs of their client, while also taking into consideration the lasting impact of their design …

10.18.19
If you lived in a kindergartner’s city, it might look like this …

Most parents and teachers have probably wondered at least once just what might be going on inside the mind of a five year old. Earlier this month, OPN Project Architect, Joe Feldmann, asked his son’s kindergarten class to draw …

10.11.19
OPN Architects Retreat 2019

Each year all four of our studios take two days to gather as one OPN. This year we enjoyed all the barbeque, jazz, sports, and, of course, architecture, that Kansas City, Missouri, is known for. Treasured landmarks in …

09.16.19
Vivian Masters joins Des Moines studio

OPN’s Des Moines studio has a new receptionist. Everly-native Vivian Masters has made Des Moines her home for several decades. Extremely active in the community, she volunteers for the Des Moines Art Festival, Iowa Craft Beer tent, and …

09.06.19
OPN team grows by three

We are thrilled to welcome three new designers to our OPN family. Paige Sivinski joins the Des Moines team as an Intern Architect. Paige graduated from Iowa State University this year with a bachelor of architecture degree. She …

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 …

05.22.19
Canned food fights hunger

The theme of this year’s Canstruction at Valley West Mall in Des Moines may have been Heroes and Villains, but OPN Architects’ partners whose generous donations each year make it possible for our team to buy thousands of …

04.16.19
DeForest joins OPN Des Moines

In March, OPN welcomed Gabe DeForest to our Des Moines team. Gabe DeForest joins OPN as an architect. He has his masters of architecture from Kansas State University and nine years of experience in educational, healthcare, multli-family, and …

02.13.19
Two more join the OPN team

OPN continues its momentum of sustained growth with two new members of the OPN family — Chad Schumacher in the Cedar Rapids studio and Deidre Zihlman in the Des Moines studio. Chad Schumacher joins OPN as a construction …