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04.08.22
OPN Architects expands to Minneapolis
Throughout our 40 year history, OPN Architects has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently nurturing talent and embracing opportunity. OPN’s latest expansion exemplifies this legacy. We are thrilled to announce the opening our Minneapolis studio.   Led by ...
03.13.20
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 …

01.21.20
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 …

12.05.19
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. …

11.25.19
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 …

11.04.19
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 …

09.12.17
Krause Gateway Center a finalist in AEC Excellence Awards

Krause Gateway Center has been named one of eight finalists in the building category in this year’s AEC Excellence Awards, which honors design and construction teams for their achievements using Connected Building Information Modeling workflows on innovative projects. Winners …

06.27.17
Principal celebrates re-opening of corporate headquarters at 711 High in Des Moines

On June 20, Principal marked a significant milestone in a comprehensive five-year $400 million makeover of its downtown Des Moines campus. The international financial advising company celebrated the restoration of the centerpiece of the Principal campus with the …

05.24.17
Joplin celebrates grand opening of new library

A testament to Joplin’s continued resiliency after the community was devastated and decimated by an EF5 tornado in 2011, residents will celebrate the grand opening of Joplin’s new public library with a celebration on June 3. The new …

10.21.15
Kum & Go, Renzo Piano and OPN celebrate Krause Gateway Center groundbreaking

OPN Architects joined state and local officials, architect Renzo Piano, and Kum & Go leaders and associates on Oct. 20 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Krause Gateway Center at 1459 Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Kum & Go …