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12.02.20
Justice projects honored with AIA Justice Facilities Review Award
Polk County Criminal Courts and Madison Fire Station No. 14 have been honored by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice with a Justice Facilities Review Award. These projects demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural ...
12.02.20
Justice projects honored with AIA Justice Facilities Review Award

Polk County Criminal Courts and Madison Fire Station No. 14 have been honored by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice with a Justice Facilities Review Award. These projects demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural …

12.02.20
Madison Fire Station No. 14 wins USGBC Award of Excellence

Madison Fire Station 14 has been honored with an  Award of Excellence in Innovative Design, New Construction by the USGBC West North Central Region’s 2020 Community Leadership Award program. Fire Station 14, completed in the last few days of …

12.02.20
Library Journal features three OPN libraries

The pandemic closed many library’s doors this year, including two designed by OPN within days or weeks of opening for the first time. Despite these challenging times, we’re excited to see three of our projects featured in this …

10.01.20
Krause Gateway Center Popular Choice in Architizer A+ Awards

Krause Gateway Center, designed in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, was selected as a Popular Choice in the 2020 Architizer A+ Awards. Five finalists in each category are selected and are featured on Architizer’s website based on excellence …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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
Tour the world, virtually

As designers, we look to both the built and natural environment for inspiration. During a season of limited travel and exploration, here are a few of our favorite virtual tours of some of the world’s architectural and natural …

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 …