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04.08.22
OPN Architects expands to Minneapolis
Throughout our 40 year history, OPN Architects has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently nurturing talent and embracing opportunity. OPN’s latest expansion exemplifies this legacy. We are thrilled to announce the opening our Minneapolis studio.   Led by ...
01.18.22
Joseph Feldmann joins OPN leadership as Associate Principal

OPN Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Joseph Feldmann, AIA, to a new leadership role as Associate Principal. Joe, who started at OPN in 2002 as a college intern, has established himself as a leader in …

01.16.22
2022 promotions recognize passion & purpose

We would like to congratulate the staff members who have received promotions in 2022.  Exemplifying persistent growth and passion, these individuals have driven many projects to success in their time at OPN. Their experience shows the sharpened efficiency and …

01.13.22
Hermann, Bishop elevated to Principal

Recently promoted, Principals Danielle Hermann and Justin Bishop lead OPN with insight and passion. Danielle has a lifelong passion for design and architecture. She recounts from age six, she was always drawing, and could never keep a pencil …

01.11.22
OPN Says a Grateful Goodbye to Dan Thies

                        One day, 40 years later, you look back at a body of work and think, ‘we did all that!?’ Indeed, we did. With a lot of help. …

01.04.22
Welcome Back, Isaac Bracher

Isaac, a familiar face to many at OPN, will rejoin the team in Des Moines on Tuesday. During his first tour of duty at OPN, Isaac was integral to the design of projects such as Delta Dental and …

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 …