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gotta love SF

I grew up in Amsterdam and lived there till I was 17. Since then, I have lived in several places near large cities, but not actually in a city. I lived in the Bay area in the early 90s and I now live 45 minutes outside of Denver. Two weeks ago, I had to travel […]

party in the potty

Have you ever gone into a public restroom, and then run back out not because it’s dirty and gross, but because its so cool you have to tell your friends? You can’t tell me you wouldn’t make your friends check out this one from Sketch in London featured on The LDN Diaries . The toilets […]

in the bauhaus

Joseph and I took our daughter Carmen to Aspen last weekend to kick off the summer and spend a few days at one of our favorite get away spots, the Aspen Meadows Resort.  I couldn’t get my family to pose for me, so I had to borrow these images from the hotel web site. history […]

small houses, big ideas

Maybe when you think of living small, an image from the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” pops into your head. But in real life, a shoe can’t be structurally sound enough to live in, right? And how would you keep the rain from coming in the top? Not […]

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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