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04.01.20
Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library
Waunakee Public Library has been named Project of the Year and Best Development – Education in this year’s Commercial Design Awards, sponsored by InBusiness magazine. The vibrant, multipurpose new 40,000 square foot public library serves as a space ...
05.27.20
Congratulations to our Learning Space Design Contest for Kids Winners

In April, we built a Future Architect’s Portal and launched the Learning Space Design Contest for Kids to think creatively about learning spaces while they’re attending school virtually.We asked them: Since we can’t be in school right now we’re …

05.26.20
Give Back, Together

As we start to re-open we must not forget those who are still struggling and do not have a normal to return to.  Below is a list of organizations close to the heart of OPNers. If you are …

05.22.20
Welcome to OPN

OPN is thrilled to welcome a talented group that hails from around the globe. We’re excited for the perspective and passion they will bring and contribute to our studios. Welcome! Marzieh Akhgari, OPN Cedar Rapids Where are you from? …

05.21.20
Waunakee Public Library honored by IIDA Wisconsin

Waunakee Public Library received an Award of Excellence from the IIDA Wisconsin chapter in a virtual Celebrate in Design event on May 14. Winning projects are deemed to have successfully addressed design challenges and responded to client needs, demonstrated …

05.13.20
USGBC West North Central region 2020 Leadership Award nominees

We are honored to have Madison Fire Station 14 nominated for USGBC’s West North Central (WNC) Region 2020 Leadership Award. Nominees are recognized for their dedicated contributions to green buildings in the Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, …

05.13.20
Tour the world, virtually

As designers, we look to both the built and natural environment for inspiration. During a season of limited travel and exploration, here are a few of our favorite virtual tours of some of the world’s architectural and natural …

05.05.20
Madison Fire Station No. 14 Awarded AIA Wisconsin Merit Award

We are honored to announce that the Madison Fire Station No. 14 has received a 2020 AIA Wisconsin Design Merit Award from AIA Wisconsin. As a public building in a transitional urban neighborhood, the goal for the new fire station …

05.05.20
A Grand Slam for OPN at AIA Iowa’s 2020 People’s Choice Award

We are excited to announce that OPN swept AIA Iowa’s 2020 People’s Choice Award, which celebrates the role people play in architecture by allowing the public to reward the designs they love by voting. 1st Place- Lester Buresh …

04.07.20
Public opinion rules in the 2020 People’s Choice Award

Each year during the Architecture Month, the American Institute of Architects Iowa Chapter celebrates the role the public plays in architecture by allowing you to reward the designs you love by voting in the annual People’s Choice Award. This …

04.01.20
Project of the Year: Waunakee Public Library

Waunakee Public Library has been named Project of the Year and Best Development – Education in this year’s Commercial Design Awards, sponsored by InBusiness magazine. The vibrant, multipurpose new 40,000 square foot public library serves as a space …