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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 ...
09.20.21
Principal Financial Group, Community & Design Award Winner

Iowa Architectural Foundation has named Principal Financial Group a 2021 Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards Winner.   The award honors individuals, organizations, companies, and groups outside of the architectural profession who have shown consistent and compelling leadership, vision, …

09.16.21
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center a 2021 Facilities of Merit

The Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa,  has been named a 2021 Facilities of Merit by Athletic Business. Each year, 10 athletic facilities are selected from the dozens submitted to the publication’s annual Architectural Showcase. A …

08.27.21
Johnston Town Center’s Final Pieces

The intention of the new city hall was always to be a community anchor surrounded by public amenities, and it is exactly that. The Johnston Town Center is finally complete after the installation of their public art pieces, down …

08.03.21
OPN grows by 3

Summer is growing season. OPN is excited to welcome two new members to the family in Des Moines, and one in Cedar Rapids. Welcome Luke, Carolan, and Tara! Luke Danielson Construction Administrator, OPN Des Moines Where are you …

06.28.21
Meet our Summer Interns!

It’s hard to believe it, but our summer interns are nearly halfway through their time with us. OPN proudly welcomes summer interns to each of our studios every summer because we firmly believe in the importance of growing …

05.12.21
Krause Gateway Center earns LEED Gold Certification

Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines Western Gateway has earned LEED Gold certification. The building was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with OPN Architects and constructed by Ryan Companies with sustainable strategies such as: fully automated …

05.12.21
Innovative strategies preserve historic copper clocktower

To restore the historic and iconic clock tower, OPN married new technology with the original building system. The four-story Webster County’s Historic Clock Tower has looked over the town of Fort Dodge, Iowa since September 1902. Added to the National …

05.12.21
Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Public Health Building honored for impact by AIA

Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Public Health Building was recognized with a  Impact Merit Award by the America Institute of Architects Iowa Chapter during the spring conference in April. The Impact Award was developed to honor projects that directly …

05.12.21
OPN proud to be an early adopter of the AIA 2030 Commitment

OPN is proud to be early adopter – honored recently with a new badge of commitment for 5+ years  – to the American Institute of Architects‘ 2030 Commitment. The voluntary pledge to achieve carbon-neutral buildings by 2030 challenges firms …

05.03.21
New Faces at OPN!

OPN is excited to welcome a new group of talented professionals to our team. We’re excited for the perspective and passion they will bring and contribute to our studios. Welcome! Michael R. Booth, Project Architect, OPN Madison Where are …