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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 ...
09.14.20
OPN helps State of Wisconsin set new sustainability standards for capital projects

It’s not a coincidence that the State of Wisconsin and city of Madison are setting the example for municipalities and states who are committed to addressing risks to our communities’ health, safety and welfare through building projects and programs. …

11.22.19
Virtual reality brings 21st learning environments to educators

Educators know a  learning environment designed for the ever evolving needs of students isn’t about a magical number of square feet or incorporating the latest technological trend. Rather, it is about designing spaces conducive to today’s learning. Rows of …

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 …

04.02.18
Groundbreaking for Pinney Library April 4

MADISON, Wis. — Construction of the new Pinney Library will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. April 4 in the Royster Corners development on Cottage Grove Road. The ceremony will begin with comments from library, …

03.02.17
Hancher recognized for exemplary construction

It wasn’t the scale. It wasn’t the budget, the square-footage. It wasn’t the unprecedented 17 contractors and 18 subconsultants all coordinated by construction mangager Mortenson Company. It wasn’t the historic, once-in-a lifetime opportunity to work with internationally renowned architects …