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09.16.19
Polk County Justice Center honored by AIA
The Polk County Justice Center Annex has been honored by the Justice Facilities Review with a Citation Award. Thirteen projects demonstrate the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the United States. Seven of the ...
01.25.19
OPN’s Tate Walker presents COTE Toolkit at Living Future unConference

OPN Architects Sustainability Director Tate Walker will sit on a panel discussion with seven co-authors of The COTE Top Ten Toolkit at the Living Future unConference 2019  from April 30 to May 3, 2019, in Seattle. The Living Future unConference is …

01.25.19
OPN’s Tate Walker led development of COTE® Top Ten Toolkit

The COTE Top Ten is more accessible to every project now, thanks to a two-year-long effort co-led by OPN’s Sustainability Director Tate Walker. The COTE Top Ten Toolkit was devised and spearheaded by Walker, AIA, along with with Corey …

06.25.18
Walker among speaker lineup for AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Tate Walker, Sustainability Director for OPN Architects, joined a host of speakers for the New York City Conference held June 21-23. He joined industry leaders and renowned speakers to present sustainability in architecture and technical guidelines for high-performing …

06.18.18
OPN’s Tate Walker contributes to new AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit

Sustainability Director Tate Walker joined the contributing team as project co-lead for the AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit released June 2018. The toolkit is a resource, accessible to all architects, designed to provide relevant, general guidance to architects …

04.02.18
Three OPN projects achieve LEED certification

Three OPN projects — the Biorenewables Complex at Iowa State University, Principal’s 801 Grand, and the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa — recently completed the LEED certification process. The second phase — Agricultural and Biosystems …

11.10.17
OPN honored for design, sustainability by AIA Iowa

Two projects designed by OPN Architects were honored at the AIA Iowa convention on Sept. 28 . Cedar Rapids Public Library was recognized with an Excellence in Sustainable Design Honor Award. The corporate research and development lab and headquarters …

10.05.17
OPN projects meet 2030 challenge target

We are proud to be among the 400 firms who have pledged to achieve 100 percent carbon-neutral projects by 2030.   Two years after making the commitment, we’re even more proud that 16 percent of our projects have …