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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 ...
11.08.22
2 OPN-designed buildings earn AIA Central States Honor Awards

OPN Architect’s Marion Fire Station Headquarters and the Linn County Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building were among seven projects chosen to receive Architecture Honor Awards in this year’s American Institute of Architects Central States Region Excellence …

10.06.22
Retreat 2022: #OPNMPLS

Over OPN’s 40+ year history, as our firm has grown from 10 to 50 to more than 100, we have treasured our annual tradition of bringing staff from throughout the Midwest to a central location to connect, celebrate, …

09.30.22
OPN honored with AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards

Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust’s new Marion Branch and Flint Public Library were both honored by the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with an Excellence in Design Award during the 2022 annual convention in Des …

09.08.22
Summer season brings new staff

This summer has brought so much light to the OPN studios between the sunshine and smiling new faces. We have added multiple new members to the OPN team the past few months in all 5 studios. Our newest …

08.04.22
Corporate transformation, public library honored by AIA Wisconsin

Springs Window Fashions and Waunakee Public Library have both been recognized with a 2022 Merit Awards from AIA Wisconsin for excellence in architectural design and construction. With welcoming and vibrant spaces that embrace openness and light, both Springs …

06.16.22
OPN is proud to be a place of empathy and inclusivity

The built environment has a powerful effect on humanity. As architects, we have an obligation to not only advocate for equitable and inclusive environments but to actively participate in the resolution of systemic problems that are at the …

06.09.22
12 interns spend their summer at OPN

Each summer OPN welcomes interns because we firmly believe in the importance of growing and fostering the next generation of architects. We grow and learn from these emerging professionals as much as they do from working side-by-side seasoned …

05.12.22
New Hires, Familiar Faces

We are excited to welcome back Bethanie Zeller and Andru Meiners and say hello for the first time to Nick Woods! Bethanie and Nick have tripled our number in OPN’s Minneapolis studio. Bethanie who worked in our Cedar …

05.12.22
3 projects honored for excellence in interior design

A wine shop, public library, & fire station – all honored with an International Interior Design Association Award.   Square Wine Company Transformed from a vacant corporate bank into a comfortable, welcoming retail environment, Square Wine Company received …

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 …