Opsis Ranks 43rd in ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2019 Architect 50

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Opsis was named 43 in ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2019 Architect 50 list! We are honored to be named in the Architect 50—a nationwide ranking of architecture firms—for the second year running.

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Navigation Center Honored by IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Impact Award

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Oregon Harbor of Hope Navigation Center, which opened in September of 2019, was honored by the Oregon IIDA Chapter with an Impact Award and an Honorable Mention in the Civic Category at the annual awards celebration.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Opsis

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Twenty years ago, Alec Holser, Jim Kalvelage and James Meyer got together for drinks. It was late afternoon, early summer, and the three envisioned a firm with the energy of their architecture school studios; working collaboratively with clients and setting a standard in the region for design excellence. With no real plan, no clients, their personal credit cards and lots of support from family and friends they jumped in head-first. With a lot of determination and some luck, the idea of Opsis Architecture took off and has never slowed.

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Opsis Renews JUST Social Justice Label

Friday, May 10, 2019

Opsis has renewed the JUST Social Justice Label.

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Oregon Zoo Education Center earns 2019 AIA COTE© Top Ten Award

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Inspiring visitors to engage in sustainable actions is the mission of the design and exhibits at the Oregon Zoo’s Education Center, selected as an honoree of the 2019 AIA COTE© Top Ten Awards competition. This is Opsis’s second project to be honored through the COTE© Top Ten program – widely recognized as the architecture industry’s most influential recognition program for sustainable design excellence.

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Opsis Founding Partner Jim Kalvelage named to AIA College of Fellows

Monday, March 4, 2019

Opsis Architecture (Opsis) announces that founding partner Jim Kalvelage has been elevated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to the College of Fellows.

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Opsis Ranks #24 in ARCHITECT 50

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

We are honored to be named #24 among ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2018 annual Architect 50 rankings.

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Sarah Sasek receives IIDA Award

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sarah Sasek was recently awarded the International Interior Design Association Oregon chapter 2018 Emerging Professional of the Year. The award was presented at the IIDA-OR Design Excellence Awards Dinner on October 11, along with a video highlighting Sarah are her accomplishments. She received the award for her willingness to take on challenging projects, and her ability to communicate and collaborate with co-workers, clients and end users to develop both functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. Congratulations, Sarah!

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ArchitectChats Podcast features Opsis’ Alec Holser

Friday, June 29, 2018

How did the University of Idaho bring their vision for an iconic 4,200-seat, $48 million mass-timber basketball arena to fruition? Check out the “Timber on the Rise, Part 8 – So You Want to Build with Wood” episode from Architect Magazine podcast featuring Opsis partner Alec Holser, FAIA, and University of Idaho’s special assistant to the president Michael Perry sharing their lessons for architects hoping to secure a wood-project commission, and for owners and institutions interested in trailblazing with wood.

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UO Price Science Commons Receives 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Award

Sunday, October 1, 2017

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 a social commons café and event space, overlooking and connecting to the subterranean research library and landscaped courtyard. A hub of student activity, it is a technologically robust, dynamic environment for learning and discovery that reflects a modern-day paradigm.

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