First U.S. net zero school has 10-year checkup by Alec Holser for Seattle DJC

The LEED platinum Hood River Middle School Music and Science Wing was the first certified net zero energy public school in the country. Now, 10 years later, the project continues to perform exceptionally both technically in balancing energy use and production, but almost more importantly, as a real-life teaching tool for middle school students to easily understand their own direct effect on the consumption of energy and ultimately their impact to the larger environment and forces creating climate change.

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Exploring new ideas with the students at New Urban High School

Inspired by the work of our staff with the International and Refugee students at Portland Public Schools through the International Youth Council, the New Urban High School design team engaged students throughout the design process to gather their ideas about the building by asking the question ‘What makes you feel welcome?’

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IIDA Oregon’s 2020 Design Crawl stops at the Navigation Center

The Opsis design team led a virtual tour and Q&A session of the award-winning Oregon Harbor of Hope Navigation Center for IIDA Oregon’s second stop on the 2020 Annual Design Crawl.

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The Pavilion goes international with a feature in Austrian Magazine Schule & Sportstätte

A favorite place to play in Central Oregon, the Bend Pavilion is winning new fans in Europe. As a cover feature in Schule & Sportstatte, the Australian publication of the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities, readers are asked Eishhalle? Eislaufplatz? We say The Pavilion design is both!

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Opsis Celebrates Five Promotions

Opsis celebrates the promotions of five staff.

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Opsis Welcomes Three New Staff

Opsis welcomes three new hires for the last half of 2020.

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We Must Do Better

We must do better. We stand in anti-racist solidarity and support of the Black community and against discrimination of any kind against any people and commit ourselves more fervently, through our words, decisions, actions and financial commitments, to be more actively and immediately engaged accelerators of societal change.

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Multicultural Center recognized for Facility Design Excellence by ACUI

The Multicultural Center at Western Washington University has received the 2020 Facility Design of Excellence award by the Association of College Unions International.

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Opsis Projects honored by WoodWorks 2020 Wood Design Awards

We are honored to share that Eugene School District 4J’s Arts and Technology Academy and Oregon Zoo Education Center were recognized by WoodWorks 2020 Wood in Design awards. An annual recognition, the Wood in Design awards honors projects demonstrating attributes of wood such as beauty, strength, versatility and cost effectiveness.

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Founding Partner Alec Holser elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Opsis is pleased to announce Founding Partner Alec Holser has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects to the College of Fellows.

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