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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 and Madison, Wisconsin. 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 positions:

 

Architect or Project Architect

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 Architect or Project Architect to join our dynamic team in either our Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, IA studio. The ideal candidate will have an architectural degree and 5+ years’ experience, preferably in the K-12 market.

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 be able to efficiently and effectively lead the project team from design through project completion in a predominately autonomous fashion. Strong communication, leadership, and documentation skills are critical for success in our highly energized office culture.

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.


Architects & Emerging Professionals

OPN is a 100+ person, award-winning architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment nurtures excellence and rewards professional growth.  We are currently seeking talented Architects and Emerging Professionals to join our dynamic team in all four of our studios – Madison, WI, Des Moines, IA, Iowa City, IA and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The ideal candidate will have an architectural degree and 1-8 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-medeling 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.


Interior Designer

OPN is a 100+ person, award-winning architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment nurtures excellence and rewards professional growth.  We are currently seeking talented Interior Designers to join our dynamic teams in our Des Moines, Iowa, and Madison, WI, offices.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience, and experience in an architectural design firm is a plus.

Our open 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 will have a balanced skill set including:  Revit and various rendering  software, understanding of programming and space planning, construction documents, lighting design, interior building materials, furniture specifications, etc.   Strong communication, leadership, and documentation skills are critical for success in our highly energized office culture.

A professional degree, experience and a strong portfolio is 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.


BIM Specialist

OPN is a 100+ person, award-winning, technologically focused architectural firm with multiple studios serving the greater Midwest. Our open studio environment fosters the pursuit of 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, or Madison, WI.  The ideal candidate will have an Associate degree of Applied Science with a focus in Architectural Technology and be proficient in Revit – BIM360.

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 will have a balanced skill set including:  ability to create parametric families, create and understand Dynamo scripts, and an understanding of shared parameters in Revit; BIM360.  A working knowledge of Rhino + Grasshopper, Navisworks, and Avail are beneficial.  As well as experience in integrating BIM with project delivery, drawing sets, standardization, integration; experience with AR/VR and real-time rendering technologies.  In order 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. Qualified candidates should complete our online application.
OPN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.