Wesley Reynolds, AIA
As a principal of OPN Architects, Wes has been with the company for more than 19 years. He founded the Madison studio in 2013 and has led it to impressive growth over the past four years. He has a passion for design and a commitment to finding thoughtful solutions that best suit the client’s needs. Wes leads our library market segment and is currently working with multiple Wisconsin communities on renovations and new libraries. Most recently, Wesley acted as principal-in-charge for new libraries in Waunakee, Oregon, and Appleton, the new Pinney Library branch of the Madison Public Library and a renovation of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River.
MINDY SORG, NCIDQ
An associate at the firm, Mindy Sorg leads the interior design team and is the resident library strategist. Mindy’s deep resume of projects include award-winning work for libraries, corporate clients, and higher education institutions. Her expertise in engaging client teams and facilitating programming dialogue is key to the success of any project. Her ability to design unique, inviting, highly functional, and flexible spaces makes her a sought-after designer.
Among her expanding portfolio of work is the Cedar Rapids Public Library, which has received national and international recognition including being named a Landmark Library by Library Journal and the recipient of the AIA/ALA Award in 2015. Other projects include the Joplin Public Library and four libraries Douglas County, Colorado. She has immersed herself in national library dialogue and presented at multiple library conventions, including the 2015 and 2016 ALA National Conventions.
Mindy’s passion lies in helping libraries unlock their potential whether it’s an entirely new building or rethinking an existing facility. Mindy’s research and analysis of library trends arms clients with knowledge that empowers them to envision their own innovative, patron-centered spaces that celebrate knowledge and encourage the unexpected.
Toby olsen, AIA
Toby has been with OPN Architects since 2009. He brings with him a deep knowledge base crafted by experience with a variety of complex regional projects. He relishes working with people, be it in public participation processes, strategic planning, or client visioning sessions. Toby was a leading designer for the award-winning Cedar Rapids Public Library in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He’s worked on the design and led the management of new and renovated library projects across the Midwest. He most recently worked on the design of Normal Public Library in Normal, Illinois, Flint Public Library in Flint, Michigan, Douglas County Libraries in Colorado, and Lawrence County Public Library in Louisa, Kentucky .