Design

Studio / Design

We seek a thoughtful and authentic architecture that creatively solves complex problems through clear concepts that guide the form, materials and detailing.

Our architecture formulates our client’s goals and aspirations into a compelling concept that is derived from the unique qualities of the program, site and context. We aspire to realize buildings that work, inspire and express beauty through construction, composition and form, materiality and craftsmanship with attention to detail. The design quality of Opsis projects has been consistently recognized with over 50 regional and national design awards.

Project Awards:

Bend Metro Parks and Recreation District Administration Building
- Environmental Design + Construction Excellence in Design, Government Category, 2011

Boise State University Interactive Learning Center
- ACUI Facility Design Award 2010
- Idaho AIA Honor Design Award 2009

Cascade Park Community Library
- Community Pride Design Award, 2010

Clackamas Community College Studio Arts Building
- Portland Chapter AIA Merit Award 2004

Clackamas Community College Niemeyer Arts Center
- Northwest Region AIA Merit Award 2006
- Portland Chapter AIA Honor Award 2005

Clark College Penguin Student Union
- Community Pride Design Award 2005
- Hammurabi Award of Excellence 2005

Firstenburg Community Center
- Athletic Business Magazine
Facility of Merit Award 2007
- Washington Recreation and Park Association Spotlight Award 2007
- ASHRAE Technology Award, 2007 First Place
- Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association, Excellence in Concrete, Pervious Paving Award 2007
- Vancouver Community Pride Award 2006
- Portland Chapter AIA Sustainable Design Award 2006
- Portland Chapter AIA Merit Award 2006

Foothills Center for the Arts
- Winning Submission Design Competition 2001

Hood River Middle School Music and Science Center
- AIA National Committee On The Environment, Top Ten Green Building Award, 2012
- 2030 Challenge Design Award Winner
- Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
Top Projects 2011: First Place Public Buildings $1M – $5M
- ICFA (Insulating Concrete Form Association) Excellence Awards: Gold for Commercial Projects
- 2010 ICF Builder Magazine Awards, Finalist Commercial Light
- Masonry and Ceramic Tile Institute of Oregon, Hammurabi Award for Design and use of Brick Masonry 2011

Lovejoy Office Building
- AIA Northwest Region 2007 Citation
- Portland Chapter AIA Merit Sustainable Design Award 2005
- Associated Builders &Contractors, Inc. Pacific Northwest Chapter 2005 Excellence in Construction Award
- Consulting-Specifying Engineer ARC Awards Honorable Mention
- ACEC Grand Award for Engineering Excellence 2006

Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts
- USITT 2012 Architecture of Merit Award

Montana State University – Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center
- NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facilities Award, 2010

Medford School District – Jackson and Roosevelt Elementary Schools
- Impact on Learning Award – Non-Traditional Learning Space, 2010

Pierce College Puyallup College Center Building
- Citation Design Award for AIA Southwest Washington 2005 Honor Awards

Pringle Creek Community
- National Association of Homebuilders
- National Green Building Awards Land Development Project of the Year 2007
- DJC Top Project, 2008

Pringle Creek Cottage Home
- NAHB 2008 Energy Value Silver Award, Production in Moderate Climate

Portland Community College Technology Classroom Building
- Portland Chapter AIA Citation Award 2006

University of Idaho Commons/Teaching & Learning Center
- Association of University Interior DesignersBest of Show (New Construction) 2000
- Portland Chapter AIA Merit Award 1998

University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center
- IIDA Honor Award 2011

View Point Rowhomes
- Northwest and Pacific Region AIA Design Honor Award 1996
- Portland Chapter AIA Design Award of Merit 1995
- Portland Chapter AIA Design Excellence Award (unbuilt) 1991

Washington State University Museum of Art
- Portland Chapter AIA Citation Award (unbuilt) 2000

Western Washington University Wade King Student Recreation Center
- Washington Recreation & Parks Association, Award of Excellence 2005
- National Intramural Recreational Sports Association’s Outstanding Indoor Facility Award 2004
- Athletic Business Magazine
Facility of Merit Award 2004
- Northwest Construction Magazine, Best of 2003, Award of Excellence: Architectural Design
- Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association, Grand Award Winner, Cast-in-Place Structures, 2004
- Portland Chapter AIA Citation Award 2004

Western Washington University Academic Instructional Center
- Washington Council AIA Civic Design Honor Award 2009
- Portland AIA Merit Design Award 2009

Opsis’ vision and skill combined with staff and public input resulted in two beautiful, functional facilities that have become sources of great community pride.

Vicki A. Vanneman
Former Superintendent of Sports & Recreation
City of Vancouver

Interactive Learning Center, Boise State UniversityFirstenburg Community Center, Vancouver, WashingtonLovejoy Building, Opsis StudioJackson Elementary School, Medford, OregonTechnology Classroom Building, Portland Community CollegeWade King Student Recreation Center, Western Washington UniversityAcademic Instructional Center, Western Washington University