oscar’s story

Oscar Saucedo was our Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) intern for the 2014 Fall Semester, and this is his story: Hello! My name is Oscar Saucedo and I am currently a senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I will be graduating in May 2015, with a Bachelor in Environmental Design. Through the past four years at […]

crazy 8

I like taking pictures of 8s. Here are eight eights for January 8th, exactly one week after New Year’s Day and two weeks after Christmas Day. Wind blown debris from someone’s recycling bin. This is the “8” that kicked off the series. Food buzzer at mod market. . . a place I can take my […]

merry happiness!

2014 was a terrific year for WORKSHOP8: a year full of growth, exciting projects, wonderful clients, and inspiring successes. 2015 promises to be even better! I hope you are having a very happy holiday season and we wish you a wonderful New Year!

motorcycles and mikolajs

I hope you have enjoyed learning about the the latest additions to the WORKSHOP8 family. I told you about Marcel in November and then Melissa ten days ago, now I want to introduce you to Katarzyna Kubiak-Smulka. Her name is a mouthful for me, so luckily she says it is okay if we all call her Kasia.  Kasia […]

lucky charm

On November 18th, I introduced you to Marcel van Garderen who started with WORKSHOP8 in September. Melissa McGinley started just a week later on October 9th and she is our little lucky charm. Read on to learn more about just what a rock-star she really is!  Melissa sent me her resume in May when I first started thinking of […]

double dutch

Our first “Dutchman,” Kate Van Sluyter started with WORKSHOP8 in June, in September we welcomed Marcel van Garderen. . .  Let the double dutch action begin! Please indulge me while I tell you a little bit about Marcel. You can reach him at, if you’d like to say, “Hi.” Born and raised in Amsterdam, […]

today we build a chair

This afternoon I’m sitting on my front stoop, sipping an Izzi and watching Emily, Melissa, Graham and Joseph design and construct a chair for this year’s CHAIRCUTERIE: an AIGA Colorado & Design Council event. It’s a beautiful day for putting on thinking caps and strapping on a tool belt. And look how cute they all are! The […]

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lines, and tax credits, and bears! oh my!

I know, tax credit financing isn’t exactly what comes to mind for most people when they think “Ohhhhhhh, that’s exciting!” But when it helps convert good design into efficient and comfortable housing that is accessible to people from all walks of life, it’s pretty durn exciting. This summer, WORKSHOP8 was lucky to assist two mission-driven developers […]

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