OPN welcomes Bethanie Blake, LEED AP BD+C, a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University. Bethanie will start her tenure at the firm in the Des Moines studio and will relocate to Cedar Rapids in the fall.
While at Iowa State, Bethanie worked with first year design students as a mentor. She also is a member of the AIA Emerging Professionals Committee. She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, organizing office build days, and for the city of Des Moines serving food in homeless shelters. She is also a member of Art Noir at the Des Moines Art Center.
Recently, Bethanie has worked on a number of projects in the Des Moines area, including EMC Insurance’s new conference and wellness facility in downtown Des Moines, the Mars Simulation Laboratory at Iowa State University, a city of Des Moines Skywalk, and Cap Timm Field as a student design/build project at Iowa State University.