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OPN Architects, Inc. is an award-winning Midwest design firm with a diverse practice. We have offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Des Moines, Iowa, Madison, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our current projects include a major performing arts building, public libraries, research and laboratory space, academic buildings, K-12 schools and planning projects for a wide range of clients. We have a robust internship program with student designers working in the studio over the course of the year.

We always encourage qualified candidates to fill out our online application.

OPN is currently hiring for the following full-time positions:

K-12 Region Leader

OPN Architects is an award-winning architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment nurtures design excellence and rewards professional growth.  We are currently seeking an individual with an extensive K-12 knowledge for our established and growing Education Market in the Eastern Iowa regional area.

The ideal candidate shall have a minimum of 8 years of experience working in K-12 education including a working knowledge of school funding, bond planning, educational programs and pedagogies, and applicable codes. The ideal candidate will also have experience building consensus from diverse viewpoints.  Experience in business development and client relations is also desired.

An Architectural license is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of the architectural design process including programming, design, and construction is also preferred. Professional affiliations related to education is a plus.

This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established, recognized K-12 architectural practice in the Eastern Iowa market for someone with a genuine passion for education.  Qualified candidates should complete our online application.

OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Emerging Professionals

We are currently seeking talented Emerging Professionals to join our dynamic team in the Iowa City, Iowa studio. The ideal candidate will have an architectural degree and 1-4 years’ experience.

Our open studio environment and collaborative approach to architecture requires that you work well with others and consistently build strong relationships with teammates and clients.  The right person for our studio will have a balanced skill set including design, building technologies, Revit and 3D-modeling experience.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work on projects from design through construction, communicate effectively, and work independently and within a team.

A professional degree, experience and a strong portfolio are required. We are looking for the right fit. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should complete our online application.

OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Creative Strategist

OPN Architects is an award-winning architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment nurtures design excellence and rewards professional growth.  We are currently seeking a talented Creative Strategist to join our dynamic marketing team in our Cedar Rapids or Iowa City, Iowa; or Madison, Wisconsin studios.  If you love crafting a message in multiple mediums under often tight deadlines, we want to talk to you. Our search will not be guided solely by years of experience or skillset. We are looking for the right fit.

The ideal candidate would have three to five years’ experience, a bachelor’s degree or higher in marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field. Emphasis will be placed on strong writing and editing skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task, synthesizing information from multiple sources, and advanced experience and proficiency in graphic programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and PowerPoint are required. Responsibilities will include responses to requests for proposals, collateral marketing materials, content for web and social media, support of internal and external events, and creating award and publication submissions, in addition to many other creative opportunities.  Qualified candidates should complete our online application.

OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


BIM Specialist

OPN Architects is an award-winning architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment nurtures design excellence and rewards professional growth. We are currently seeking a BIM Specialist to join our dynamic team in one of our studios – Cedar Rapids, IA, Des Moines, IA, Iowa City, IA,  Madison, WI, or Minneapolis, MN.  The ideal candidate will have an Associate degree in Applied Science with a focus in Architectural Technology, or a Bachelors degree in Architecture and be proficient in Revit and Autodesk Construction Cloud.

Our studio environment and collaborative approach to architecture and design requires that you work well with others and consistently build strong relationships with teammates and clients.  The right person for our studio is well organized and enjoys problem solving to support project teams and advance architectural projects.  We are seeking an individual with a strong knowledge of BIM concepts and a balanced skill set including the ability to understand and create parametric families, understand and create Dynamo scripts, and, understand and utilize shared parameters in Revit.  A working knowledge of Rhino + Grasshopper, Navisworks, and content management platforms such as Avail are beneficial.  Experience in integrating BIM with project delivery, drawing sets, standardization, integration; and experience with AR/VR and real-time rendering technologies preferred.  To be successful, this individual must be a self-starter, enjoy teaching and mentoring others, promote collaborative work, possess an affinity for exploring new and emerging technologies, and be an engaged problem solver.

We are looking for the right fit. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should complete our online application.

OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Construction Administrator

OPN Architects is an award-winning architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment nurtures design excellence and rewards professional growth.  We are currently seeking a talented Construction Administrator to join our dynamic team in our Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.  This position performs construction administration activities for our design and construction projects. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication, leadership, organizational and documentation skills which are critical for success in this position.  A professional degree and a minimum of 2+ years’ applicable experience are required.

We are looking for the right fit. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should complete our online application.

OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


OPN is currently hiring for the following part-time internship position:

Human Resources Intern

We are currently seeking a Human Resource Intern to join our dynamic team in our Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office. This position will assist with the implementation of a new HRIS, focus on strengthening recruiting efforts, and assist with generalist tasks and responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have completed a minimum of 3 years of Human Resource Studies. Inquisitiveness, interest in conducting research, organization, written/verbal communication skills, and attention to detail are required. One must also be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. This position will work 15 – 22 hours per week, through the end of May 2024, with the possibility of extending through the summer. Hours are flexible to accommodate school schedules and responsibilities. Remote work is not available for this position

Interested candidates should complete our online application.
OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.