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Polk County

11.24.14

Polk County Courthouse Featured in the Des Moines Register

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, the exterior lights of the Polk County Courthouse were turned on, marking the completion of the building’s first phase of renovation and illuminating the historic landmark. The final phase of renovation, set to be completed in … Continued

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11.04.14

iaWia Speed Mentoring: November 13

OPN Architects will be hosting the Iowa Women in Architecture (iaWia) Speed Mentoring networking event in our downtown Cedar Rapids studio. The event will be held on Thursday, November 13th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Formatted similar to speed … Continued

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Kate Award

11.03.14

Kate Beihl: 40 Under 40

On Thursday, October 23rd, Kate Beihl was recognized in the Corridor Business Journal’s 2014 40 Under 40 program. Kate was honored for the dedication and passion that she has shown as a young professional and community leader in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. As … Continued

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Katie Harms_News

10.28.14

Katie Harms Awarded Young Architect Regional Director

A well-deserved congratulations goes out to Katie Harms! Katie has been named the Young Architect Regional Director for the 2015-2016 AIA Central States Region. In this position, Katie will gather information regarding issues facing young architects within the Central States Region … Continued

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09.25.14

ISU Biorenewables Ceremony

Congratulations to Iowa State University! The ribbon cutting ceremony for our collaborative work with ZGF Architects will commence this afternoon. The ceremony marks the official completion of the Biorenewables Complex, a two-phase project including both the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) and the … Continued

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Wes-Reynolds-BW

09.03.14

OPN Cuts the Ribbon on New Studio in Madison, Wisconsin

We’re celebrating the opening of OPN’s design studio in Madison! Join us as we cut the ribbon on our new space in the historic Fire Station No. 2 on Broom Street. WHEN Thursday, September 4 Open House from 3pm to 6pm Ribbon Cutting at 4pm Drinks … Continued

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CRPL IIDA ALA Award

07.18.14

Cedar Rapids Public Library Internationally Honored for Design Excellence

Designed by OPN Architects, the Cedar Rapids Public Library has been recognized by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Library Association (ALA) as an honorable mention in their excellence in interior design awards for public libraries over … Continued

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Summer Interns Bright

06.18.14

OPN Cedar Rapids Summer Interns Arrive

This week the Cedar Rapids studio welcomes a new group of talented interns. Erica Frederiksen holds a BS in Interior Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Erica was born in California and enjoys playing tennis, traveling the world and watching … Continued

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dm summer interns

06.16.14

OPN Des Moines Summer Interns Arrive

We’re fortunate to have some talented architecture students intern with us this summer in the Des Moines studio; Erika Gebard, Kendra Heimes, Brandon Persson, Devika Tandon, William Pigeon, Rachel Johnson, and Nanette Heimes.

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Elizabeth Goll

06.16.14

Eli Goll Joins Des Moines Office

OPN Architects is excited to welcome Elizabeth (Eli) Goll to our staff. Having previously interned with OPN in the Summer of 2013, Eli graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014 and joins our Des … Continued

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streyfeler

06.02.14

OPN Welcomes Alex Streyffeler

OPN Architects is very pleased to welcome new intern architect Alex Streyffeler to our Des Moines office. Alex recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. While there, he also received the AIA … Continued

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Chris Rokhar Web

06.02.14

Chris Rokahr joins Cedar Rapids Office

OPN is pleased to welcome Chris Rokahr to our Cedar Rapids office! Chris holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Christopher is equally dangerous with a hammer and a pen. As a lifelong builder and “jack of … Continued

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Evan Lamprecht Web

06.02.14

Evan Lamprecht joins Cedar Rapids Office

OPN is very pleased to announce the addition of Evan Lamprecht as Intern Architect in our Cedar Rapids studio. Evan brings a passion for architecture and design and finds it very rewarding to work with clients to create a space … Continued

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Canstruction 2014 CR

04.29.14

OPN Wins at Corridor Canstruction 2014

Hot off the heels of the OPN Des Moines Canstruction win, OPN Cedar Rapids took the title of “Jurors’ Favorite” at the 2014 Corridor Canstruction! Canstruction is an annual competition between architects, engineers, contractors and designers to design and construct … Continued

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Justin Bishop

04.23.14

Bishop Presents Hancher Case Study at AIA Iowa Spring Conference

Justin Bishop, an architect with OPN, was an education session panelist at the AIA Iowa Spring Conference held in Ames, Iowa on April 16, 2014. As the panelist for “Performance: A Building Envelope Case Study of Hancher Auditorium,” Bishop led … Continued

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Meganne Tedman Crop

04.21.14

Meganne Tedman joins Cedar Rapids office

OPN is very excited to announce the addition of Meganne Tedman as Interior Designer. Meganne is originally from Sabetha, Kansas and holds a BS in Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Meganne brings with her a wealth of experience gained … Continued

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Ryan Ellsworth

04.18.14

Ryan Ellsworth Joins Des Moines Office

OPN Architects is very pleased to welcome new job captain Ryan Ellsworth to our Des Moines office! Ryan’s prior notable work includes the Heavener Football Complex at the University of Florida (Florida’s first LEED Platinum project,) the University of Iowa’s … Continued

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Vicki Hyland & Bill Catrenich

04.18.14

Catrenich and Hyland Lead Panel at AIA Iowa Spring Conference

OPN construction administrators Bill Catrenich and Vicki Hyland served as educational seminar panelists at this year’s AIA Iow Spring Conference held in Amex, Iowa on April 16, 2014. As the presenting panelists for the “Becoming a Better Construction Administrator” session, … Continued

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Website Special Mention PT Update

04.14.14

Paramount Theatre receives Architizer A+ Award

Restoration of Historic Theater Ranked with World’s Best OPN Architects’ restoration of  Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids has been awarded a Special Mention for Architecture + Restoration in the Architizer A+ Awards. In June 2008, a record flood devastated the … Continued

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Jarrod Siegel CROP

04.14.14

Jarrod Siegel joins Des Moines office

OPN Architects is excited to welcome intern architect Jarrod Siegel to our Des Moines office. Jarrod comes to OPN from the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. where he served as LEED Specialist and provided LEED consulting and technical … Continued

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Website Photo

03.31.14

OPN Wins at Central Iowa Canstruction 2014

For the second year in a row, OPN’s Des Moines office won the award for “Jurors’ Favorite’ at the 2014 Central Iowa Canstruction. Canstruction is an annual competition between Architecture and Engineering firms to design and construct fantastic, giant-sized structures … Continued

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LEED Notification Image

03.20.14

Linn County Options Building receives LEED Silver Certification

The Linn County Options Building has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification for new construction [LEED-NC 2009]. The new 97,000 square foot facility replaces the departmental offices lost during the devastating flood of 2008 and brings together all of the community … Continued

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Spring Break Interns Website

03.20.14

Cedar Rapids spring break interns arrive

While some college students hit the beach during spring break, we were lucky enough to scoop up three stellar interns! We are very excited to have Zahn, Alex and Tianhui utilizing their fresh design skills in our studio this week. … Continued

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Wes-Reynolds-BW

03.17.14

Wes Reynolds Named Principal and Leader of OPN ‘s Madison Studio

OPN is pleased to announce that Wesley T. Reynolds is now a Principal at OPN and will be leading the firm’s new studio in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Mike Pollmann CROP

02.24.14

Mike Pollmann joins Des Moines Office

OPN Architects is very excited to announce the addition of Mike Pollmann as architect in our Des Moines office. Mike joins OPN with prior experience in architecture, working on many notable projects including Heart of Doha in Doha, Qatar and … Continued

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Malorie Hepner CROP

02.17.14

Malorie Hepner joins Madison office

OPN is very excited to introduce another member to our Madison office! Malorie Hepner joins OPN as an intern architect, having previously worked for Brost Architects & Planners in Hiawatha, IA. Malorie holds a Masters of Architecture from Savannah College … Continued

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Robert Wheat Crop

02.03.14

Robert Wheat joins Madison office

OPN Architects is very excited to welcome architect Robert Wheat to our ever-expanding Madison team. Robert holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and previously worked for Senektekts. While there, Robert designed notable projects such as the Monroe Municipal … Continued

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Lauren Gillen CROP

01.13.14

Lauren Gillen joins Cedar Rapids office

OPN Architects is very pleased to introduce Lauren Gillen as our newest interior designer. Lauren is a graduate from Iowa State University and previously interned with OPN Architects before joining the team full-time. Lauren has assisted with notable projects like … Continued

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Ben Hovland CROP

01.02.14

Benjamin Hovland joins Cedar Rapids office

OPN Architects is pleased to welcome Benjamin Hovland as an intern architect. Ben holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He previously worked for Varenhorst in Philadelphia, PA where his most notable design work included 23rd and Cherry … Continued

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Angela Gehl CROP

12.30.13

Angela Gehl joins Des Moines office

OPN Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Angela Gehl as construction administrator. Angela holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University. Angela’s most notable work includes Des Moines Public Schools Garton Elementary, Grandview University … Continued

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Dan Thies

12.18.13

Dan Thies One of the Corridor’s ‘Most Influential’

Dan Thies has been named one of Cedar Rapids / Iowa City’s ‘Most Influential’ citizens. The designation is determined by an open online vote conducted by the Corridor Business Journal. Dan was voted third in a list of the top 30 most influential people in the Cedar Rapids.

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Thomas Martinez CROP

12.17.13

Thomas Martinez joins Des Moines office

OPN Architects is thrilled to welcome Thomas Martinez to the OPN team as an intern architect. Previously working for Cannon Moss Brygger Architects in Grand Island, NE, Thomas holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thomas enjoys … Continued

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Logan Nolin CROP

12.04.13

Logan Nolin joins Cedar Rapids office

OPN Architects is excited to announce the addition of Logan Nolin as marketing coordinator. Logan is a graduate from the University of Westminster in London, UK with a BA (Honours) degree in Marketing Communications. While at Westminster, Logan entered the … Continued

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Jennifer Kleese CROP

12.04.13

Jennifer Kleese joins Cedar Rapids office

OPN Architects is excited to introduce Jennifer Kleese as Director of Human Resources. Jennifer brings with her a wealth of experience working for national level, privately-held companies across the United States. Jennifer holds a Master of Science in Human Resources … Continued

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Scott Johnson CROP

12.03.13

Scott Johnson joins Des Moines office

OPN Architects is excited to introduce Scott Johnson as an intern architect after previously working at BDC as project manager. Scott is currently working on Principal Financial Group, Corp 4. Scott holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. … Continued

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Bradd Brown Principal

11.14.13

Designing Your Library For Interactivity

On November 19, Library Journal Magazine will host a free webinar — Designing Your Library for Interactivity. Bradd Brown, principal at OPN Architects, will help lead the discussion exploring the ways in which technology is impacting library design and how libraries can prepare for the future.

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Participants collaborate on the design challenge

11.11.13

OPN Speaks: Library Journal’s Design Institute in St. Louis

OPN participated in Library Journal’s Design Institute, contributing to expert panel discussions on pressing topics and trends in library space and design.

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PolkCountyCourts

11.06.13

Voters approve Polk County courthouse expansion

Polk County voters approved the $81M bond referendum to renovate the existing courthouse and expand the courts services to the former county jail and former Wellmark building. The referendum was approved by 67 percent of voters.

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Holden Rasmussen CROP

11.04.13

Holden Rasmussen joins Des Moines office

OPN Architects is pleased to welcome Holden Rasmussen to the OPN team as intern architect. Prior to joining OPN, Holden was an intern architect at Miller Sellers Heroux Architects where he participated on numerous healthcare renovation design teams. Originally from … Continued

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iaWai_founders_news

11.01.13

Danielle Hermann receives Design Achievement Award

Danielle Hermann, AIA, along with other founding members of Iowa Women in Architecture (iaWia), was awarded the Design Achievement Award from Iowa State University’s Alumni Association and the College of Design. iaWai is a non-profit education organization to support and promote women involved in the design and construction of the built environment.

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Lane_news

10.30.13

Brian Lane participates as speaker at COAA Conference

Brian Lane, a Project Manager with OPN, was a session speaker at the Construction Owners Association of America’s Leadership Conference held in La Jolla, California. The session, “Collaboration in a Constrained Environment” focused on Iowa’s choice of project delivery methods in using Construction Managers from the beginning of projects.

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Alexandra Rook CROP

10.07.13

Alexandra Rook joins Des Moines office

OPN Architects is very pleased to announce the addition of Alexandra Rook as interior designer. Prior to joining OPN, Alexandra worked at Steffian Bradley Architects as an interior designer. Her passion for great design and health care informed her work … Continued

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Heather Van Essen_webtemp

10.01.13

Van Essen participates as panelist at Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo

Heather Van Essen, an Interior Designer with OPN, was an education session panelist at the Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo facilitates education, networking and attracts real estate professionals from Iowa and surrounding states.

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Delta_AIAaward

09.27.13

Delta Dental receives AIA Iowa Merit Award

OPN Architects was recognized for their design of the Delta Dental of Iowa Headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. The new office building is highly-visible along Interstate 80/35 and is designed to be energy-efficient, flexible, and expandable.

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Paramount-Theater-58

09.27.13

Paramount Theater receives AIA Iowa Honor Award

OPN Architects was recognized for their restoration of the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Overtaken by a devastating flood in June 2008, OPN’s charge was to ensure it would be restored in a manner that honored the building’s rich history and cultural significance.

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EnergyAwards

09.27.13

OPN receives Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Awards

OPN Architects has received Excellence in Energy Efficient Design awards recognizing outstanding efforts in reducing energy use.

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TopWorkplaces13

09.23.13

OPN Architects named Top Workplace in 2013!

We’re humbled to receive another distinction, being named one of Iowa’s Top 100 Workplaces by the Des Moines Register. We’re honored to be recognized as such a great place to work!

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Bracher_award

09.17.13

Isaac Bracher receives Alumni Award from Ball State University

The Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society Board of Directors recently named Isaac Bracher, AIA as a recipient of its 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award.

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ISU_datum

09.04.13

Kerner and Sepehri published in ISU’s Datum

John Kerner and Yasmine Sepheri, both newly hired intern architects at OPN, have been published in Iowa State University’s Architecture publication, Datum.

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Schultz_news

09.02.13

Matt Schultz joins Des Moines office

Matthew Schultz, Associate, AIA, has joined the Des Moines office as an intern architect. He holds a Master of Architecture from The University of Pennsylvania. Matt is originally from Des Moines, Iowa.

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Perkins_news2

08.02.13

Alison Perkins joins Des Moines office

Alison Perkins has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as an interior designer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Iowa State University. Alison is originally from Davenport, Iowa.

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Allen_news2

07.22.13

Scott Allen, AIA joins Des Moines office

Scott C. Allen, AIA has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as a project manager. Specializing in historical restoration, he has worked projects including the Iowa State Capitol, The World Food Prize, Spaulding Center for Transportation and Morrill Hall at Iowa State University.

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DMFD_web

06.28.13

Des Moines Fire Logistics and Training Facility receives LEED Silver Certification

The Des Moines Fire Logistics and Training Facility has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification for new construction [LEED-NC 2009].

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OPN-is-Awesome

06.27.13

Hey! It’s Awesome to Work at OPN!

Fast on the heels of being named one of Iowa’s Coolest Places to Work, we were honored to hear from industry trend watchers ZweigWhite that OPN had landed on their list of ‘Best Firms to Work For.’

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Green Day

06.19.13

Annual “Green Day” Retreat

Each year OPN hosts a one-day sustainability workshop to realign us with our core sustainability goals. On June 18, both offices converged at Grinnell College for our annual Green Day symposium. This year we heard from guest speakers Nico Kienzl, the Director of Atelier Ten’s New York office and George Bandy Jr, Vice President of Interface.

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Dan Williamson_webnews

06.10.13

Dan Williamson joins Des Moines office

Dan Williamson has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as an intern architect. Dan holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and specializes in computational design.

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Brian Lindgren 2013_webnews

06.06.13

Brian Lindgren, AIA joins Des Moines office

Brian Lindgren, AIA has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as a project architect. He holds a Masters of Architecture degree from University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University.

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Sepehri_news

06.04.13

Yasmine Sepehri joins Cedar Rapids office

Yasmine Sepehri has joined OPN Architects’ Cedar Rapids office as an Intern Architect. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University.

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Kelchen_news2

06.03.13

Abigail Kelchen joins Des Moines office

Abigail Kelchen has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as an interior designer. Abigail has worked with OPN since April 2012 spending time in both the Cedar Rapids and Des Moines office.

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John Kerner_webnews

06.03.13

John Kerner joins Des Moines office

John Kerner has returned to OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as an intern architect. John was previously a summer intern while receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University.

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Pauba_news

06.03.13

Brent Pauba joins Cedar Rapids office

Brent Pauba has joined OPN Architects’ Cedar Rapids office as an intern architect. Brent holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Brent is originally from Omaha, Nebraska.

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Skalik_A_news

06.03.13

Amanda Skalik joins Cedar Rapids office

Amanda Skalik, AIA, has joined OPN Architects’ Cedar Rapids office as an Architect. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art.

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05.31.13

Cedar Rapids Convention Complex Opens

City officials celebrated the completion of a $106 million renovation to the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The complex unites three spaces, the U.S. Cellular Center Arena and Convention Center and the DoubleTree by Hilton … Continued

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Skalik_J_news

05.24.13

Jakub Skalik joins Cedar Rapids office

Jakub Skalik has joined OPN Architects’ Cedar Rapids office as a intern architect. Jakub holds a Faculty of Architecture from Silesian University of Technology

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2013 CR Summer Interns_web

05.14.13

Cedar Rapids summer interns arrive

The Cedar Rapids studio has some sizzling summer talent in the form of these interns; Eric Neuhaus, Evan Lamprecht, Shraddhesh Anavkar and Lauren Gillen.

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2013 DM Summer Interns_web

05.13.13

Des Moines summer interns arrive

We’re fortunate to have some talented architecture students to intern with us this summer in the Des Moines studio; Dan Zegers, Erika Gebard, Eli Goll, and Kendra Heimes

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Coolest-Places-To-Work-Badge

05.08.13

OPN One of the Corridor’s “Coolest Places to Work”

For those of us lucky enough to work here, we know that OPN is a pretty cool company — but now it’s official! The Corridor Business Journal has named OPN as one of the coolest places to work in the … Continued

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CharlesHWeitzAward2

03.29.13

OPN Receives Charles H. Weitz Award for Excellence

OPN was recently awarded the Charles H. Weitz Award for Excellence from the Weitz Company for the Veterans Memorial Auditorium renovation completed in 2012.

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3rd-Street-Urban-Art

03.08.13

A ‘Bright Idea’ for Cedar Rapids

OPN principal Dan Thies presented his ideas to make Cedar Rapids a brighter, more vibrant city at IGNITE Cedar Rapids.

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Canstruction_DM2013

03.04.13

OPN wins Juror’s Favorite at 2013 Central Iowa Canstruction

OPN’s Des Moines office was won the award for ‘Juror’s Favorite’ at the 2013 Central Iowa Canstruction. The event was held at the Science Center of Iowa on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

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Bookshelf Image

02.12.13

Are Libraries Relevant in the Digital Age?

Even with the world’s information on your iPad, our emphatic answer is yes, libraries will continue to be essential community spaces. As designers of more than 30 libraries, our library team at OPN is deeply immersed in best practices for … Continued

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Williamsburg_news

02.05.13

Williamsburg Public Library Certified LEED Gold

Williamsburg Public Library is the most recent OPN project to receive recognition from the United States Green Building Council with an award of LEED Gold.

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Bright_Grandview_NEWS2

02.05.13

Bright Grandview Golf Course Clubhouse receives LEED Certification

The Bright Grandview Clubhouse located in Des Moines has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification for new construction [LEED-NC 2009].

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Rick-Seely-2012

02.01.13

Rick Seely Promoted to Principal at OPN

Richard Seely, AIA is now a principal at OPN Architects, a regionally-recognized firm with offices in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. An Associate since 2005, Seely has built an extensive portfolio of high-profile and award-winning work. He joins Terry Gebard, AIA as a principal in the Des Moines office.

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Tursi_News

01.28.13

Joseph Tursi elected to 2013 AIA Iowa Board

The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa), has elected Joseph Tursi, AIA, to serve on the 2013 AIA Iowa Board of Directors as Second Vice President.

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Danielle_Hermann_NewsBW

01.28.13

Danielle Hermann elected to 2013 AIA Iowa Board

The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa), has elected Danielle Hermann, AIA, to serve on the 2013 AIA Iowa Board of Directors as Director.

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Heather Van Essen_webtemp

01.07.13

Heather Van Essen, NCIDQ joins Des Moines office

Heather Van Essen, NCIDQ, LEED AP has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as a Senior Interior Designer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Iowa State University.

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Wadle_news3

01.02.13

Robin Wadle joins Des Moines office

Robin Wadle has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines office as a receptionist/project assistant. Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Drake University.

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Jacobs_news

12.17.12

Kelsey Jacobs joins Des Moines office

Kelsey Jacobs has joined OPN Architects’ Des Moines and Cedar Rapids offices as a knowledge management specialist. Kelsey holds a MS in sociology from Iowa State University and a BA in communication studies and anthropology from Central College.

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News_M25-small

11.17.12

Urban Farm Wins ASLA Community Stewardship Award

OPN Architects collaborated with community members, and Iowa State University design students to transform two-acres of scattered parcels into a working urban farm.

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News_MMU

11.15.12

Mount Mercy University Center Awarded Energy Efficiency Award

Mount Mercy University and OPN Architects were awarded 2012 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design at the Iowa American Institute of Architects Convention in Des Moines.

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Courthouse_News

11.06.12

OPN Celebrates the Opening of New United States Courthouse

The Courthouse opened its doors to the public on November 6, 2012 on-time and on-budget — a rarity for GSA projects of this scale.

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Paramount Theatre_News

10.26.12

Paramount Theatre Unveiled

Nearly four and half years after being flooded, the renovation of the Paramount Theatre is complete and the curtains are coming up.

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State_Hygienic_Lab_News

10.24.12

State Hygienic Laboratory featured in Iowa Architect Magazine

The Fall 2012 issue of Iowa Architect Magazine featured the University of Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory, located in Coralville, Iowa.

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RandPark_News2

10.17.12

Rand Park Pavilion wins ASLA Merit Award

Landscape Architect, Kevin Conn, was honored to receive this award; the first ASLA Merit Award for OPN Architects. Kevin is originally from Keokuk, Iowa, and is proud of his contribution to the community.

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iamagazine

10.10.12

The Hotel at Kirkwood featured in IA magazine

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center was featured in the first annual issue of ia magazine’s article, “A Tale of Two Hotels.”

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News_Hygienic-Lab

09.28.12

OPN Projects Recognized by AIA Iowa for Design Excellence

AIA Iowa announced the recipients of the AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards and the AIA Iowa Excellence in Sustainable Design Awards on September 27.

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Burg_news

08.15.12

Landon Burg joins Cedar Rapids office

Landon Burg, AIA has joined OPN Architects’ Cedar Rapids office as an architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. Landon is originally from Clinton, Iowa.

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Lamp_news

08.05.12

Daniel Lamp joins Cedar Rapids office

Daniel Lamp has joined OPN Architects’ Cedar Rapids office as an intern architect. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland.

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OPN-CR-Teaming_News

07.16.12

OPN Recognized as Corridor’s Best Architectural Firm

The Corridor Business Journal recognized OPN Architects as the corridor’s ‘Best Architectural Firm’ for the second year in a row.

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DM Farmers Market_News

05.27.12

We Need to Invest in Livable Communities

Cedar Rapids has an incredible opportunity to create a more livable community — and expand its economy at the same time.

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Danielle_Hermann_News

03.16.12

Danielle Hermann Named as Forty Under 40 Business Record Winner

Danielle Hermann was announced as one of the 2012 Business Record’s Forty Under 40.

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News_BioVentures

03.14.12

BioVentures Featured on Cover of Iowa Architect Magazine

BioVentures as the featured project for the Spring 2012 issue of IA Architect magazine.

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Katie Harms_News

01.28.12

Katie Harms Receives AIA 2012 Young Architects Award

Katie Harms is the first woman and only the third Iowan to receive the American Institute of Architects’ Young Architects Award.

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Vets-Des-Moines_News

01.10.12

OPN and tvsdesign Celebrate the Completion of Iowa Convention Center

OPN Architects and tvsdesign, along with the Polk County Board of Supervisors and Global Spectrum recently celebrated completion of a $42,750,000 renovation to the existing Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Citizen-Architect

11.30.11

OPN Architects Recognized for Public Service

OPN Architects Brad Fritz and Bruce Hamous have been recognized as ‘Citizen Architects’ by AIA Iowa.

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News_Horticulture

10.24.11

Kirkwood Horticulture Building Featured on ArchDaily

Designed by OPN Architects, the Kirkwood Horticulture Building at Kirkwood Community College is a 40,000sf facility that houses the burgeoning floral and horticultural program for its host school.

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Submittal-Exchange

08.28.08

OPN Architects Receives Vision Award for Use of Submittal Exchange System

Cedar Rapids, Ia. (August 28, 2008) – OPN Architects, with offices in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, received the gold from Constructech magazine’s annual Vision Awards program for their use of the Submittal Exchange™ system to reduce construction paperwork.

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