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 75 regional and national design awards.


Project Awards:

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

Bend Metro Parks and Recreation District Simpson Pavilion
– AIA Portland, Design Award, 2017
– Athletic Business, Facility of Merit Award, 2017

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

Boise State University Student Recreation Center
– Athletic Business Magazine Facility of Merit Awards, 2005

Cascade Park Community Library
– Community Pride Design Award, 2010

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Coyote Center
– Athletic Business Facility of Merit Awards, 2016

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
AIA Northwest & Pacific Region, Merit Award, 2008
– 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

Gonzaga University John J. Hemmingson Center
– Building Design+Construction Building Team Bronze Award, 2016

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 Southwestern Oregon Design Honor Award, 2014

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

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

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

Oregon Harbor of Hope Navigation Center
– AIA Portland Design Awards, Merit Award in the Built Category, 2019
– IIDA Oregon Chapter Design Excellence Awards, Honorable Mention in the Civic Category, 2019
– IIDA Oregon Chapter Design Excellence Awards, Impact Award, 2019

Oregon Zoo Education Center
– AZA Conference, Exhibit Innovation Award, 2019
– AIA National Committee On The Environment, Top Ten Green Building Award, 2019
– AIA Portland, 2030 Challenge Award, 2018
– DJC TopProjects, Third Place Public Project, 2017
– DJC TopProjects, Energy Trust of Oregon High Performance Building Awards, New Construction Winner, 2017
– DJC Top Projects, Public Project People’s Choice, 2017

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

Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
– DJC TopProjects, Top Honors Renovation Project, 2017
– DJC Top Projects, Energy Trust of Oregon High Performance Building Awards, Honorable Mention, 2017

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 Energy Value Silver Award, Production in Moderate Climate, 2008 

Portland Community College Technology Classroom Building
– AIA Portland Chapter, Citation Award, 2006

Reed College Performing Arts Building
– AIA NWPR Design Awards: Citation, 2015
– AIA/CAE Education Facility Design Awards: Merit, 2015
– USITT Architecture Awards: Merit, 2015
– Interior Design Magazine BOY Awards: Finalist, 2014
– IIDA Oregon Design Excellence Award, Education Category, 2014
– OCAPA EIC Award: Education (CEMEX), 2014
– WoodWorks Wood Design Awards: Beauty of Wood, 2014
– AIA Portland Design Awards: People’s Choice, 2013

The Redd on Salmon Street
– SXSW Eco Place by Design Awards: Resilience Category Winner, 2015

Unclouded Vision
– AIA Portland Stitch II Competition, 2015

University of Idaho Commons/Teaching & Learning Center
– Association of University Interior Designers Best of Show (New Construction), 2000
– Portland Chapter AIA Merit Award, 1998

University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center
– WoodWorks Wood Design Awards: Beauty of Wood, 2015
– IIDA Honor Award, 2011

University of Oregon Price Science Commons & Research Library
– Portland Chapter AIA Design Award of Merit, 2018
– SCUP Honor Award, 2017
– AIA CAE Education Facility Design Awards, 2017
– AIA ALA Library Awards, 2017

University of Oregon Straub Hall Renovation & Classroom Expansion
 – AIA Southwestern Oregon Design Awards: Colleague’s Choice Design Award, 2015
– Interior Design Excellence Awards: Best in Education Category, 2018

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