James Meier-Gast

With more than 20 years of experience at OPN, Jim serves as an in-house expert on multi-phased, complex projects, as well as the go-to guy for code and plumbing issues. As a senior project architect, Jim led the design, documentation, and construction administration of the new United States Federal Courthouse in Cedar Rapids in partnership with William Rawn Associates.

Q: What do you like about your industry?

A: As an architect you not only learn about architecture, but about all sorts of other industries or businesses out as part of the job. You need to learn about your client’s job so you can do your job.


Q:  What makes your OPN unique?

A: We have every discipline or department: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Administration, and Accounting. We can be involved in every aspect of the project/profession/business on a daily basis.