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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 ...
11.08.19
United Township High School Student Life Center honored for outstanding design by Illinois School Board Association

United Township High School‘s new student life center will be featured at the Illinois Association of School Boards annual conference from Nov. 22 to 24 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The 32,000-square-foot addition and renovation, completed for …

09.25.19
Inclusive Design of new University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Goes Beyond Code Requirements

Universal Design principles — the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability, or disability — shaped …

04.05.19
Krause Gateway Center’s Very Grand Opening

There is awe in the experience of watching a building come to life exactly as you imagined it. – OPN Associate Principal Danielle Hermann. She felt that sense of awe in November 2018, when the Krause Gateway Center …

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
Krause Gateway Center’s very grand opening

There is awe in the experience of watching a building come to life exactly as you imagined it, says OPN Associate Principal Danielle Hermann. She felt that sense of awe in November 2018, when the Krause Gateway Center …

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 …

03.15.18
Principal’s 711 High Street recognized by Master Builders Association

Architectural Record christened Principal’s corporate headquarters at 711 High Street the Building of the Decade the year it was built. By 1939-standards, the beautiful art deco building incorporated many unique and innovative systems. A letter written during construction predicted …

11.11.16
OPN honored with design award by AIA Central States Region

OPN received an excellence in architecture award from the AIA Central States Region at the annual convention in Kansas on Oct. 20. The firm was honored for their design of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.’s corporate research and development …

05.18.16
Joplin Public Library honored with AIA Public Design Award

The Joplin Public Library, designed by Sapp Design Associates and OPN Architects. was honored for excellence in architectural design with one of six Public Design Awards at the biennial Springfield AIA reception and design awards program in May. …

05.04.16
Historic Polk County Courthouse honored with Award of Merit

Renovation work on the Polk County Historic Courthouse has been honored by the Illuminating Engineering Society with an Award of Merit. The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon …