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03.07.23
Marion Fire Station 1 featured in March issue of Architectural Record
Marion Fire Station 1 is highlighted in the March issue of Architectural Record magazine. The civic issue showcases public buildings in Nova Scotia, Milan, Zurich, San Francisco, and Marion, Iowa.   The two-level 21,000-square-foot fire station reduces response ...
08.15.23
Innovative technology restores University of Iowa’s Old Capitol to golden glory

Built between 1840 and 1842, the Old Capitol at the heart of the University of Iowa campus is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the state of Iowa. Throughout its long history, the building has served as …

08.15.23
Linn County’s Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building earns LEED Silver

Linn County’s Dr. Percy & Lileah Harris Public Health Building has earned LEED Silver certification. This is the county’s fourth LEED certified building, including the OPN-designed Linn County Community Services Building, which also earned LEED Silver. In 2020, …

08.14.23
Johnston City Hall featured during Biennale de Architettura in Venice

Every other year the Biennale de Architettura assembles an international exhibition showcasing¬† architecture as a solution to contemporary societal, humanistic, and technological issues. Universally accepted as the world’s leading architecture event, this year’s exhibition “The Laboratory of the …

05.31.23
15 Interns Spend the Summer with OPN

We are excited to welcome this talented group to OPN for the summer. They offer us fresh perspectives and we will endeavor to repay them similarly. Welcome to OPN …   Hannah Newhouse Cedar Rapids Studio What school …

05.29.23
Bring your whole self to OPN

As architects, we do not take lightly that the built environment of which we are both stewards and authors has a powerful effect on humanity. We also believe that this global responsibility to care for each other starts …

05.08.23
Malorie Hepner earns Young Architect Award

Congratulations, Malorie Hepner for being recognized with a Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects Wisconsin chapter! A project architect at OPN, Malorie is a leader in our Madison studio, in the Madison design community, and …

05.02.23
4 New Staff Added to OPN

We’re excited to have four new, talented professionals joining our studios in Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines. Each one of them brings a unique perspective and skills to our practice and culture. Welcome to the OPN family …

04.20.23
First place win for Sub-Zero’s Bakke Center at 2023 IIDA Wisconsin awards

The Living Kitchen at the Bakke Center – Madison’s headquarters for Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove brands – has earned first place in the retail and wellness category in this year’s International Interior Design Association Wisconsin Chapter’s Celebrate Interior …

04.07.23
Impact Awards recognize designs that catalyze communities

Three OPN-designed projects were honored with an AIA Impact Award at the 2023 AIA Iowa Spring Conference. The award recognizes projects that represent design excellence and directly benefit social, humanitarian, community, or environmental issues. Each of these projects …

03.24.23
Ellis Golf Course Clubhouse honored with Wood Design Award

The new clubhouse at Ellis Golf Course in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been honored with a Regional Excellence Wood Design Award. The annual U.S. Wood Design Awards¬†celebrates excellence in wood building design. Projects are judged by a jury …