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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
How Architects Can Drive High-Performance Office Fit-out Projects

Architects have an essential role to play in ensuring the tenant fitouts they design are as sustainable and energy efficient as possible. ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) is a proven replicable approach that helps tenant space design and construction …

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 …

11.05.19
Vicki Hyland earns Accredited Learning Environments Planner Designation

OPN’s education specialist Vicki Hyland recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of educational facility planners.  The ALEP credential was designed to elevate professional …

10.21.19
Designing schools for tomorrow’s learner

Vicki Hyland, OPN’s K-12 Specialist and Planner, recently sat down with Cedar Rapids Community School District’s podcast, SKOOLD!, to share OPN’s approach to designing K-12 schools for “tomorrow’s learner,” a term that plays off of Cedar Rapids Community …

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 …