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 ...
New Pinney Library branch features many firsts for Madison Public Library system

After years of dreaming, planning, fundraising, and construction, Madison Public Library finally celebrated the opening of the new Pinney Library branch on March 11. The opening is much needed and highly anticipated. In recent years, usage of the …

3D scans see into eye of storm’s damage

Scans show dome beyond repair On Thursday, July 19, 2018 an EF-3 with a recorded 144 mph wind tornado hit the center of Marshalltown, Iowa leaving a path of destruction. The 1886-Marshall County Courthouse was one of the …

An architectural homecoming for Thomas Thatcher

Thomas Thatcher has been involved in the design of the Johnston City Hall and Town Center since, “I got a little tap on my shoulder. ‘Would you be interested?’.” The answer was an enthusiastic “Yes” from this lifelong Johnston resident. …

Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building opens in Cedar Rapids

The opening of the Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, home to both the Linn County Public Health and Linn County Child and Youth Development Services and name for two pillars of the community — Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris, was officially celebrated on …

Renovation supports mental health services in Johnson County

OPN was proud to join NAMI Johnson County in November when the mental illness support and advocacy non-profit celebrated its new R Place Peer Recovery Center with an open house and ribbon cutting. Renovated and updated by OPN’s Iowa …