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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 ...
08.03.21
OPN grows by 3

Summer is growing season. OPN is excited to welcome two new members to the family in Des Moines, and one in Cedar Rapids. Welcome Luke, Carolan, and Tara! Luke Danielson Construction Administrator, OPN Des Moines Where are you …

06.28.21
Meet our Summer Interns!

It’s hard to believe it, but our summer interns are nearly halfway through their time with us. OPN proudly welcomes summer interns to each of our studios every summer because we firmly believe in the importance of growing …

05.03.21
New Faces at OPN!

OPN is excited to welcome a new group of talented professionals to our team. We’re excited for the perspective and passion they will bring and contribute to our studios. Welcome! Michael R. Booth, Project Architect, OPN Madison Where are …

02.23.21
OPN Internships Provide Valuable Experiences

Collegiate student internships are a valuable experience throughout architectural and design education. They offer an opportunity to experience company culture, get your toes wet in design and documentation of real projects, and gain a better understanding of where …

02.12.21
Commitment to the pursuit of excellence reflected in 10 promotions

All OPN employees consistently pursue excellence. We see this commitment to each other, our practice, and our clients reflected in these 10 team members who didn’t let a pandemic slow them down and were promoted earlier this year: …

06.12.20
OPN welcomes 8 students to studios for summer internships

OPN proudly welcomes summer interns to each of our studios every summer because we firmly believe in the importance of growing and fostering the next generation of architects. We grow and learn from these emerging professionals as much …

05.27.20
Congratulations to our Learning Space Design Contest for Kids Winners

In April, we built a Future Architect’s Portal and launched the Learning Space Design Contest for Kids to think creatively about learning spaces while they’re attending school virtually.We asked them: Since we can’t be in school right now we’re …

04.20.20
Future Architect’s Portal Launches + Kid’s Design Contest

Since we can’t be in school right now, we created a guided learning activity that challenges kids to imagine and design their ideal classroom – just like our architects do. What types of spaces make learning easier or more …

03.06.20
Celebrating the women of OPN and the women of architecture

Roughly half of all architecture students are women. Yet, according to the American Institute of Architects, women accounted for only 20% of its licensed members. Even fewer women have leadership roles at their firms. OPN promoted its first …

01.28.20
Six start 2020 with new titles

As the new year begins, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence. Today we celebrate six team members in particular on their recent well-deserved promotions. Brian Lindgren – Senior …