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Opsis on the New Buildings Institute’s list of top 7 Zero Energy firms!

Opsis is proud to be on the New Buildings Institute’s list of top 7 Zero Energy firms! https://newbuildings.org/resource/2018-getting-zero-status-update/ Did you know Zero Energy buildings, such as the Opsis designed Hood River Middle School Science Building and the Oregon Zoo Education
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Opsis Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

2017 Opsis Scholarship Winners Mia Eikani and Veronica Villarreal. Both women are expected to graduate June 2020. Portland, Ore – November 3, 2017: Opsis is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2017 Opsis Architecture Scholarship Fund. Since being
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Heather DeGrella to Speak at Audubon Society Event

Opsis’ Sustainable Design Leader Heather DeGrella, amongst others, will speak at the Audubon Society of Portland’s event, “Ecology and Architecture: Integrating Bird Safe Design.” The event, which will occur  Wednesday, October 25th, 6 – 9 pm at the Opsis-designed Oregon
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UO Price Science Commons Receives 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Award

  The University of Oregon Price Science Commons and Research Library has been recognized with a 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Award. This 41,000 sf facility creates an inviting identity for the Lokey Science Complex as a glass-enclosed pavilion containing
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Opsis is Hiring

We are hiring! Join our team. Portland, Oregon-based Opsis Architecture is searching for a Senior Interior Design Lead to join our practice. Our mission is to advance our client’s vision with inclusive and inspired design that elevates the human experience
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Opsis Selected as Architect for the University of Idaho Arena

Rendering Courtsey of Opsis | Hastings+Chivetta | KPFF Portland, Oregon-based Opsis Architecture has been selected as the architect for the University of Idaho Arena project. The design and construction of UI’s new Arena represents an exciting new chapter for the
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Between the First & Last Mile: Opsis Presents at 2017 Living Future unConference

Opsis Architecture, in partnership with Ecotrust and Cattail Creek Lamb, recently presented at the 2017 Living Future unConference. Their presentation, “Between the First & Last Mile: Challenges & Opportunities Facing Oregon’s Regional Food System,” examined the infrastructure and amenities necessary
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UO Price Science Commons Recognized in Portland Business Journal’s “19 Noteworthy Projects from Portland’s Top Architects”

We are honored to have the University of Oregon Price Science Commons included in the Portland Business Journal’s “19 Noteworthy Projects from Portland’s Top Architects”! Fifteen “top Portland-area architecture firms” were asked to send PBJ some of their favorite or
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Bend’s Simpson Pavilion Receives Architectural Showcase 30th Annual Public Recreation Recognition from Athletic Business, June 2017

Opsis Architecture and The Pavilion (Bend Park & Recreation District) was recently recognized in the Athletic Business magazine for Public Recreation as part of their 30th annual Architectural Showcase. — The Pavilion is a seasonal, NHL regulation-size ice rink and
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UO Price Science Library Leading “Top Trends in Library Design”

The Sextant group speaks about the the success of the Visualization Lab at the Opsis designed UO Allan Price Science Library and how “emerging technologies in colleges and universities around the world are transforming the way faculty teach and students
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Opsis Teams with Oregon ZooTeens for Living Future 2017 Workshop

Opsis and ZooTeens unite at this year’s Living Future unConference. May 26, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – The Opsis-designed and recently completed Oregon Zoo Education Center is the new home to the zoo’s teen programs. At the 2017 Living Future
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Building 5 Renovation Helps PCC Earn Construction Industry Awards

This article was originally posted on Portland Community College – 22 May 2017 by Katherine Miller   Opsis Architecture was responsible for the design of Building 5, and other bond improvements at PCC Rock Creek. For many months, the Rock
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Zoo’s new Education Center earns ‘Top Project’ awards

Conservation education hub earns top honors at annual DJC awards banquet This article was originally posted by The Oregon Zoo 19 May 2017 For the second year in a row, the Oregon Zoo earned three major honors at the Daily
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Opsis Projects Receive Top DJC Awards Recognition

This article was originally posted on DJC Oregon 18 May 2017 More than 600 people gathered at the Oregon Convention Center Thursday evening to help the Daily Journal of Commerce pay tribute to more than 30 outstanding projects completed in
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“First Thursday: Architects in Schools” – Local Student Mentorships Featured in Business Tribune

Mentorships in elementary schools showcase final exhibits at downtown architecture firms This article was originally posted on Business Tribune 11 May 2017 | By Jules Rogers Photo By Sally Painter for AFO and Pamplin Media – The Architects in Schools
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Opsis Receives JUST Social Justice Label

May 10, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – Opsis has received the JUST Social Justice Label. A voluntary and completely transparent disclosure tool, the JUST designation evaluates our firm’s diversity, equity, safety, worker benefits, and stewardship activity. Having the Label helps
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See the Light: University of Oregon Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library

May 1, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – Transformative Campus Library Renovation and Addition Rises From Underground Bringing Light to  Learning Spaces The University of Oregon Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library was designed by Portland, Oregon-based Opsis Architecture. Principal
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Oregon Zoo Education Center Opens

May 1, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – The Oregon Zoo’s new Education Center, designed collaboratively by Opsis Architecture of Portland and by Jones & Jones Architects Landscape Architects of Seattle in partnership with Metro Portland and the Oregon Zoo, opened
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Campus of Hope: A Design Studio at the University of Oregon in Portland

February 26, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – Opsis Architecture leads UO Design Studio, “Campus of Hope: Addressing Portland’s Homeless Crisis.” “Campus of Hope: Prospective Site Locations,” Graphic by Joe Baldwin, Opsis Architecture. Opsis Principal Jim Kalvelage, AIA, and Associate Principal,
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Opsis Promotes Joe Baldwin, Jennie Cambier, and John Shorb

  February 8, 2017 – Portland, Ore. – Opsis Architecture announces the promotion of two Senior Associates to the level of Associate Principal; and one Associate to Senior Associate.   Joe Baldwin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted
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Opsis Statement

                                              At Opsis Architecture, our mission is to advance our clients’ vision through inclusive and inspired design that
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Opsis’ Heather DeGrella to Present at 2016 International PUARL Conference

Opsis’ Heather DeGrella will speak with the 2016 International PUARL Conference in San Francisco Opsis’ Heather DeGrella to discuss Regenerative Design and a Regional Food Economy at the 2016 International PUARL Conference in San Francisco on October 29.    
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University of Oregon Price Science Library Opens with Grand Results

The University of Oregon Price Science Commons Library reopened October 2016 after 20-months of design work and construction with project partner, Andersen Construction. Total project budget was $19.5 million. The newest library at the University of Oregon was designed by
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Coyote Center is a 2016 Athletic Business Facilities of Merit Winner

2016 Facilities of Merit: Coyote Center | Chandler-Gilbert Community College Judges were impressed by how this large structure not only succeeds in housing disparate functions under one roof, but also how it harmonizes architecturally with its desert environment. One went
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Gonzaga’s new student center is a bustling social hub

Retail mall features, comfortable furniture, and floor-to-ceiling glass add vibrancy to the new John J. Hemmingson Center. The new John J. Hemmingson Center’s “main street” features several dining options, including a Starbucks. Photo: Christian Columbres. This article was originally published
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Gonzaga’s John J. Hemmingson Center – transforming the student experience

After years of dreams, planning, and hard work, the new John J. Hemmingson Center is transforming the student experience at Gonzaga University. This article was originally published in “Skyline”, by Hoffman Construction Company – 20 April 2016 The light-filled, 169,000
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Second Story’s Interactive Welcome Wall at Gonzaga University John J. Hemmingson Center

Interactive wall installations bring to life Gonzaga’s ever-evolving narrative, creating an emotive, meaningful, and connective experience for current and prospective students, alumni, and faculty.   This article was originally posted by Second Story – August 2015 Pursuing “lives of leadership
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Pacific University to Refresh University Center at Forest Grove Campus

  Pacific University’s Online Newsroom By: Joe Lang   Apr 7, 2014 Washburne Hall, also known as the University Center, will undergo a transformation to expand services in time for the 2014 fall semester. Pacific University, with the assistance of longtime
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