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10.18.21
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center earns AIA CSR Honor Award
For the first time our firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Central States Honor Award.   Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Honor Awards | American Institute of Architects Honor Award “Well-proportioned crafted and articulated building that ...
11.04.21
Say “hello” to Zack & Nick

OPN has added a new architect in the Iowa City and Des Moines studios. Both bringing impressive experience and moving from the west, we can’t wait to see the ideas and understanding they bring to the team. It …

10.18.21
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center earns AIA CSR Honor Award

For the first time our firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Central States Honor Award.   Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Honor Awards | American Institute of Architects Honor Award “Well-proportioned crafted and articulated building that …

10.18.21
College of Pharmacy building dedication celebrates education, innovation, congregation 22 months after opening

Ten years ago, knowing that the then current University of Iowa College of Pharmacy was woefully undersized and out of date, OPN Architects was hired to help the college determine a new future for the college. After deciding …

09.24.21
OPN Welcomes Shannon Liggett!

OPN Architects is excited to welcome Shannon Liggett to our Madison Studio! Shannon has been in the healthcare design industry for over 20 years, and brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the OPN team. Shannon has …

09.24.21
Marion Fire Station Receives AIA Honor Award

The Marion Fire Station No. 1 has received an Excellence in Design Honor Award from AIA Iowa. This award recognizes excellent architectural projects designed by members of AIA Iowa that emphasize their importance in the community. Great works …

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 …