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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 ...
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 …

03.26.20
3 OPN projects honored by Masonry Institute of Iowa

On March 9, the Masonry Institute of Iowa (MII) recognized eight architectural projects in Iowa as this year’s recipients of MII’s Appreciation Award.  These designs were recognized because of their use of masonry. Three OPN projects – Skogman …

03.17.20
A message from OPN about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This is an unprecedented moment in our lifetime, but it is not the first time OPN Architects’ commitment to the health, wellness, and safety of our employees, clients, and communities has been tested.  In 2008, we found ourselves …

03.13.20
New Pinney Library branch features many firsts for Madison Public Library system

After years of dreaming, planning, fundraising, and construction, Madison Public Library finally celebrated the opening of the new Pinney Library branch on March 11. The opening is much needed and highly anticipated. In recent years, usage of the …

03.06.20
Celebrating the women of OPN and the women of architecture

Roughly half of all architecture students are women. Yet, according to the American Institute of Architects, women accounted for only 20% of its licensed members. Even fewer women have leadership roles at their firms. OPN promoted its first …

02.20.20
Design for exploration’s sake at OPN Masterclass at Iowa State University

During this year’s OPN Masterclass at Iowa State University, 50 architecture students began their spring semester with a week of intensive workshops led by Cooper Union’s New York-based  architect, writer and educator David Gersten and co-collaborator at Arts Letters & …

01.28.20
Six start 2020 with new titles

As the new year begins, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our team’s hard work and commitment to excellence. Today we celebrate six team members in particular on their recent well-deserved promotions. Brian Lindgren – Senior …

01.21.20
3D scans see into eye of storm’s damage

Scans show dome beyond repair On Thursday, July 19, 2018 an EF-3 with a recorded 144 mph wind tornado hit the center of Marshalltown, Iowa leaving a path of destruction. The 1886-Marshall County Courthouse was one of the …

01.21.20
New year brings three new faces to OPN

A new year brings three new team members to our OPN studios. Nick Culver joins our Cedar Rapids studio as an IT Specialist. He is an alumnus of Iowa State University with IT experience ranging from Apple, Inc …