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04.01.20
Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library
Waunakee Public Library has been named Project of the Year and Best Development – Education in this year’s Commercial Design Awards, sponsored by InBusiness magazine. The vibrant, multipurpose new 40,000 square foot public library serves as a space ...
06.25.19
The Top Ten ways to exceed client expectations

Last week at the AIA Convention in Vegas OPN Sustainability Director, Tate Walker, presented ‘The Top Ten ways to exceed client expectations’. “During the last decade, I’ve used the COTE® Top Ten Measures of Design to frame and push projects further …

03.21.19
OPN Masterclass at Iowa State University Draws on Iowa Landscape

This year’s OPN Masterclass at Iowa State University — Graphic Anatomy of the Modern Epic: Case Study of Farming Iowa — was an intensive, four-day drawing workshop led by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Principal of Tokyo-based architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow. …

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 …

01.25.19
OPN’s Tate Walker presents COTE Toolkit at Living Future unConference

OPN Architects Sustainability Director Tate Walker will sit on a panel discussion with seven co-authors of The COTE Top Ten Toolkit at the Living Future unConference 2019  from April 30 to May 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Living Future unConference is …

01.25.19
OPN’s Tate Walker led development of COTE® Top Ten Toolkit

The COTE Top Ten is more accessible to every project now, thanks to a two-year-long effort co-led by OPN’s Sustainability Director Tate Walker. The COTE Top Ten Toolkit was devised and spearheaded by Walker, AIA, along with with Corey …

11.02.18
Pop-up exhibit explores the meaning of home

Home. It haunts and eludes us. A definition of home that describes a physical place with four walls and a roof — like a house or an apartment — fails to capture the breadth and meaning of that tiny, …

01.02.18
New Pinney Library warm, welcoming, promotes literacy through play

MADISON —  Dreaming of a 21st century library is one matter. Making it a reality is quite another.The engaged and excited Pinney Library community has been a critical collaborator as OPN has worked with the Madison Public Library …

09.30.16
Build Back Better film honored by AIA I Look Up Film Challenge

What a difference a week makes. As downtown re-opens and our city breathes a collective sigh of relief today after the Cedar River crested at its second-highest level earlier this week, OPN is thrilled to announce that our submission to the …

09.12.16
Hancher: The collaboration of a lifetime

Daniel Thies stood near the grand staircase on opening day watching the public walk through Hancher’s front doors for the first time. Susan Bowersox drifted through the back hallways, listening to comments as the community wandered through spaces …