Design Philosophy

Serving and inspiring others is the ultimate privilege.

At OPN, we approach each project with a passion to provide a beautiful design that fits within its context and is responsive to our client’s goals and objectives. We are dedicated to the critical role played by architecture and design in our culture and community.

Telling your community's story

OPN Architects believes every great vision must embody the aspirations of the local community. Our team is committed to a collaborative process of design and planning. The best resolution of planning and design is achieved through the collaboration of professionals, owners, and users. Our clients are important members of the team, and we thrive in an engaged dialogue about the issues and ideas. Our team provides the leadership to pull diverse ideas together and move them to action. Together, we will create a vision and design that represents your community.

Challenging conventions, creating opportunities

Every building is designed specifically and intentionally to both become a part of the fabric that it resides in and to elevate the community. Scale, materiality, amenities, and access are just a few of the elements that can affect whether or not the building stands out as an icon, or blends with the existing neighborhood.

Leading the nation in sustainability design

Sustainability is a critical component of our practice. We have 30+ LEED Accredited Professionals in our firm and we have more than 30 Certified or Registered projects making us a state-wide leader in green design. Our designers are constantly researching emerging strategies, best practices, and new tools as part of our comprehensive approach to sustainable design. Sustainable design strategies are transforming the way we design and detail facilities and are having a dramatic effect on the success of facilities as measured by operational cost and user experience.


Imagination & Innovation

Creating immersive experiences

Virtual reality is a tool used by architects and engineers to visualize the design in three dimensions. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a 3-D model is worth 1,000 pictures.

Virtual Reality

Designing smarter buildings with data

OPN has a research specialist on staff to monitor and track space utilization, and other relevant figures, etc., to provide real-world benchmarking and data-driven insights to inform our design decisions.


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