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.

Recognizing and mentoring new leaders who embody the core values of our firm while pushing the professional envelope has always been important at OPN. We have a responsibility to provide young designers with pathways for development, and we welcome fresh voices as we continue to evolve and achieve new levels of success. Our evolution continues today as we announce Wes’s transition to OPN’s core leadership group.  “We’ve experienced tremendous growth and success over the past decade and we’re poised to continue this trajectory,” said Dan Thies, President and Principal. “The quality of the people we’ve been able to attract and retain, the quality of work, and the strong relationships we enjoy with our clients is very rewarding. Wes has been a big part of our success and I’m excited to see what the future holds as he starts the studio in Madison.”

Originally from LeMars, Iowa, Wes is a graduate of Iowa State University’s School of Architecture. Wes started his career at OPN as a college intern and he quickly established himself for his passion for design and his commitment to finding thoughtful and sustainable design solutions. In the past five years, he has served as the project manager and designer on many of OPN’s high-profile and complex projects including The Hotel at Kirkwood, the Cedar Rapids Convention Complex and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, and the University of Iowa’s new College of Pharmacy.

“I’m incredibly grateful to be offered the opportunity to serve OPN as a Principal,” acknowledged Wesley. “The leaders at this firm have built a very strong foundation. Their strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit, along with our firm-wide commitment to design excellence has laid the ground work for an exciting future. I’m excited to carry the OPN values into the Madison market.”

Wesley is joined in Madison by his wife Charrisse who is also an architect, and young sons Aidan and Jude.

About OPN Architects 
OPN Architects is a regional, knowledge-based design firm with 100+ designers working on projects across the Midwest. OPN maintains offices in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa and Madison, Wisconsin.

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