Architecture / Research / Design

making the future positive.

Warren Woods Ecological Field Station

Is your present guided by the future or guided by the past?

Olafur Eliasson
Little House on the Ferry

Beyond standards

We believe that design and performance are one and the same. We strive to make all our buildings energy-positive so they give back to the environment. Through our many years of practice, we’ve developed a rigorous process designed to shift expectations.

Quebec Street Residence

Every scale

OPAL has the experience to deliver exceptional projects at every scale and complexity. We embrace each client’s vision as our inspiration for creating a distinct solution. We conceive of buildings as a unified, complementary whole, whatever the scope and purpose. By embracing challenges as opportunities, we find unified, elegant solutions in a wide variety of project types.


Every time

At OPAL, a future in which buildings give back is our present reality. Seamless functionality, light-filled spaces and ground-breaking materials provide astonishing thermal comfort and healthy indoor air quality. Generating integrated, renewable energy means our buildings pay their own way—and then some.

These houses are built with a primary goal: to limit the need for energy.

Sheri Koones in Forbes


less energy


CO₂ payback

CLT House

The more you know, the less you need.

Yvon Chouinard

What if our buildings improved our world?