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12.02.20
Justice projects honored with AIA Justice Facilities Review Award
Polk County Criminal Courts and Madison Fire Station No. 14 have been honored by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice with a Justice Facilities Review Award. These projects demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural ...
12.02.20
Justice projects honored with AIA Justice Facilities Review Award

Polk County Criminal Courts and Madison Fire Station No. 14 have been honored by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice with a Justice Facilities Review Award. These projects demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural …

12.02.20
Jamie Hurd Amphitheater honored with Excellence in Concrete Award

Jamie Hurd Amphitheater in West Des Moines, was honored with an Excellence in Concrete Award in the Commercial/Industrial Decorative category on Dec. 2, 2020 at the virtual Iowa Better Concrete Conference. The Excellence in Concrete Awards recognize outstanding …

12.02.20
Madison Fire Station No. 14 wins USGBC Award of Excellence

Madison Fire Station 14 has been honored with an  Award of Excellence in Innovative Design, New Construction by the USGBC West North Central Region’s 2020 Community Leadership Award program. Fire Station 14, completed in the last few days of …

12.02.20
Pinney Library earns LEED Gold certification

The new location for Madison Public Library’s Pinney Library branch has achieved LEED Gold certification. Guided by sustainable design principles and with LEED certification in mind,  the library’s Gold certification was based in large part to its energy …

12.02.20
Library Journal features three OPN libraries

The pandemic closed many library’s doors this year, including two designed by OPN within days or weeks of opening for the first time. Despite these challenging times, we’re excited to see three of our projects featured in this …

12.02.20
2030 Commitment: More Needs to be Done

There is less than a decade remaining for the firms who committed to the American Institute of Architects’ 2030 Challenge to follow through on their pledge to achieve carbon-neutral buildings. This year’s numbers show there’s a need for firms …

12.02.20
How Architects Can Drive High-Performance Office Fit-out Projects

Architects have an essential role to play in ensuring the tenant fitouts they design are as sustainable and energy efficient as possible. ULI’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program (TEOP) is a proven replicable approach that helps tenant space design and construction …

10.06.20
Power Plant of the Year

DTE’s new Central Energy Plant, designed by OPN, on Ford Motor Co.’s Research and Engineering campus in Dearborn, Michigan goes beyond the envelope of modern distributed gas power by integrating heat and thermal energy storage to fulfill Ford’s …

10.01.20
Krause Gateway Center Popular Choice in Architizer A+ Awards

Krause Gateway Center, designed in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, was selected as a Popular Choice in the 2020 Architizer A+ Awards. Five finalists in each category are selected and are featured on Architizer’s website based on excellence …

10.01.20
Krause Gateway Center earns a 2020 Central States Award

Krause Gateway Center Excellence in Design | Honorable Mention “Expert architectural resolution.” (Jury Comment) The five-story Krause Gateway Center features wall-to-wall expanses of glass to allow natural light into the building and views out to the John and …