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the babies are booming!

Images from the 1950s. The young women of today could learn a thing or two about fashion from the 1950s. What is a Boomer? If you were born between 1946 and 1964 (like my parents), then you already know you too are affectionally referred to as a baby boomer. According to the Center for Housing […]

have a SIP!

No, that is not an ice cream sandwich, that is a SIP.  A Structural Insulated Panel that is used for floor, roof, and wall construction in residential and commercial buildings. My current home is constructed of SIP and I have designed several other homes and a small apartment building with them including:  The Courtyard House The Ghost House The […]

ivan’s story

Ivan Patino was our Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) intern for the 2015 Spring Semester, and this is his story: Hola! Cómo están? My name is Ivan Patino. I was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United States when I was twelve years old. After graduating from George Washington High School in Denver, I joined the […]

celebrate colorado architecture!

Celebrate Spring 2015 and Colorado Architecture Month with the WORKSHOP8 posse. Every April, we observe Colorado Architecture Month, a 30-day appreciation of Colorado architecture and design hosted by The American Institute of Architects Colorado chapter (AIA Colorado). During the month, you can attend a series of public events throughout the state which highlight the importance of architecture […]

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welcome back, berry

Before Shawn Berry was born, there was a show on TV that I liked to watch called “Welcome Back, Kotter” about a teacher who comes back to his alma mater to teach. In February we had the opportunity to welcome back Shawn Berry to WORKSHOP8. Shawn was an architectural intern with WORKSHOP8 from 2009 to […]

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creating creativity

“Creativity is not like the weather, you can do something about it.” — John Kao Way back in 2003 when I was elbow deep in graduate school at the University of Montana, I wrote a thesis about the places creativity happens. My thesis abstract read: “Certain places stimulate us by flooding our senses with new […]

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show me your schluter!

I love industry trips! Who wouldn’t like a free trip, great food (typically), a chance to meet new people, and an opportunity to learn new things?? I’ve been to Wisconsin to see the Weather Shield manufacturing facility in Medford. While we were there, we also visited the Cardinal Glass Plant in Spring Green, and saw how […]

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making good on a promise

Without our clients and colleagues, we wouldn’t get to do what we love and we wouldn’t have the opportunity live our mission to “inspire, transform, and enrich lives through design.” I can truly say, that each and every project is important to us, and we try our hardest to give everything we can to each […]

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