Insights

Insights

10.01.20
Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center earns AIA Honor Award
For the first time our firm’s history, OPN Architects is celebrating an AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Honor Award.   Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center Excellence in Design | Honor “Very clever and beautifully composed; not an easy ...
07.24.20
711 High Street honored for excellence in sustainable preservation

Two OPN projects were among the 14 historic preservation projects commended by the State Historical Society of Iowa and nonprofit Preservation Iowa with each organization’s highest honors during a virtual Preserve Iowa Summit in June.  “These outstanding properties give …

07.21.20
Krause Gateway Center finalist for two Architizer A+ Awards

Krause Gateway Center, designed in collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, is a finalist for two Architizer A+ Awards. Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in form and function in more than 70 categories. Krause Gateway …

06.12.20
OPN welcomes 8 students to studios for summer internships

OPN proudly welcomes summer interns to each of our studios every summer because we firmly believe in the importance of growing and fostering the next generation of architects. We grow and learn from these emerging professionals as much …

05.27.20
Congratulations to our Learning Space Design Contest for Kids Winners

In April, we built a Future Architect’s Portal and launched the Learning Space Design Contest for Kids to think creatively about learning spaces while they’re attending school virtually.We asked them: Since we can’t be in school right now we’re …

05.26.20
Give Back, Together

As we start to re-open we must not forget those who are still struggling and do not have a normal to return to.  Below is a list of organizations close to the heart of OPNers. If you are …

05.22.20
Welcome to OPN

OPN is thrilled to welcome a talented group that hails from around the globe. We’re excited for the perspective and passion they will bring and contribute to our studios. Welcome! Marzieh Akhgari, OPN Cedar Rapids Where are you from? …

05.21.20
Waunakee Public Library honored by IIDA Wisconsin

Waunakee Public Library received an Award of Excellence from the IIDA Wisconsin chapter in a virtual Celebrate in Design event on May 14. Winning projects are deemed to have successfully addressed design challenges and responded to client needs, demonstrated …

05.13.20
USGBC West North Central region 2020 Leadership Award nominees

We are honored to have Madison Fire Station 14 nominated for USGBC’s West North Central (WNC) Region 2020 Leadership Award. Nominees are recognized for their dedicated contributions to green buildings in the Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, …

05.13.20
Tour the world, virtually

As designers, we look to both the built and natural environment for inspiration. During a season of limited travel and exploration, here are a few of our favorite virtual tours of some of the world’s architectural and natural …

05.05.20
Madison Fire Station No. 14 Awarded AIA Wisconsin Merit Award

We are honored to announce that the Madison Fire Station No. 14 has received a 2020 AIA Wisconsin Design Merit Award from AIA Wisconsin. As a public building in a transitional urban neighborhood, the goal for the new fire station …