Values & Culture

The Opsis studio environment reflects our core values and informs our practice. Our studio is a living lab for innovative, sustainable design practices, which integrate radiant heating and cooling, thermal mass walls, automated natural ventilation, exterior solar shading, and balanced daylighting to create an inspiring and comfortable studio experience. We continue to explore studio enhancements that support the cultural milieu and staff rejuvenation.

Opsis strives to be a place where staff members feel empowered in a culture that breaks down barriers through open and respectful discourse. We hold a JUST: Social Justice designation (through International Living Future Institute), which helps us measure and improve our firm’s diversity, equity, safety, worker benefits and stewardship activity. As an early adopter of the JUST program, we recently completed our first renewal; Opsis achieved a 17% improvement over three years, since our initial enrollment.

We are everyday riders and annual participants of The Street Trust’s Bike More Challenge with a commitment to alternative transportation in the studio.

Our commitment to a healthy workplace includes prioritizing locally sourced organic food and promoting physical activity in our everyday work life through yoga classes and cycling. We nourish our creative intelligence and strengthen connections by providing platforms to share personal interests, passions and experiences, such as Pecha-Kucha style presentations and our annual staff art show.