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03.02.15

OPN Welcomes New Associates To Leadership Team

OPN Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Mindy Sorg, NCIDQ, LEED AP, and David Hill, AIA, to Associates.

A graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor of fine arts in interior design, Sorg has worked at OPN since 1994. As one of the firm’s thought-leaders on innovation in workplace design, Sorg has immersed herself in researching workplace strategies, collaborating with clients such as John Deere and Principal Financial Group. Sorg also helps lead the firm’s public library design team. Among her expanding portfolio of work is the Cedar Rapids Public Library, which received national and international recognition including an honorable mention in the 2014 IIDA/ALA awards. “Mindy brings relentless passion, energy, and design skill to each and every project she touches,” says Dan Thies, Principal and President. Sorg joins the leadership in the Cedar Rapids studio.

Hill has been promoted to Associate in the Des Moines office. An architect with OPN since 2009, Hill has proven to be a highly effective project manager, championing the management of large, complex projects and teams. “Through his leadership, David has built an extraordinary level of trust and confidence with our clients who continually seek him out to address their most pressing needs,” says Thies. He has worked on many high-profile projects in Des Moines, including the master plan for and renovation of Principal Financial Group’s headquarters; the renovation of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium; and the master plan for and renovation of the Polk County Courts.

The recent appointments come during an exciting time of growth and opportunity at OPN Architects. With landmark projects like the Kum & Go Headquarters in Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa on the docket for 2015, OPN is poised to continue to be leaders in sustainable, accessible, and innovative design in the Midwest. Sorg and Hill’s unique individual expertise and inherent sense of leadership will continue to propel OPN into the future.