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It’s International WORKSHOP8 Day!

8/8. . .  the best day of the year is here again!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months, as well as share with you some things you maybe did not know about WORKSHOP8.

This is a long post, so sit back, grab a drink, and start scrolling.

Completed in the Last 12 Months

We live to see our projects come to a successful fruition. In the last 12 months we’ve wrapped up some really great ones including:

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AERIE architecture, logo, signage, interior design, art design

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AOI tenant improvements, logo, collateral, and web site

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ARCHES logo & sign

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BOULDER BATH logo

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CATERPILLAR CLUB logo & conceptual interior design

CHELUNA BREWERY logo & business cards (formerly Casita)

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CHURCH STEPS upgrade

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JOLI conceptual design

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MARIPOSA NEIGHBORHOOD website & brochure

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NO? NOW art installation

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RIST CANYON EVENT CENTER conceptual design

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THE ZEPHYR logo & sign

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PINE STREET kitchen remodel

Under Construction

We’ve got some really great projects being built right now including:


CHELUNA BREWING COMPANY (formerly Casita)

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SPRING CREEK
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STANLEY MARKETPLACE

On the Boards

“On the Boards” means we are currently working on the designs and drawing:

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GROVE STREET master bedroom addition

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SOUTH STREET garage + guest room

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FALL RIVER

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FIFTEEN15 FLATS

Stuff We’ve Done for Public Good

2015 was a pretty good year for WORKSHOP8, so we were able to share the love with several community organizations:

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We donated to ARTS STREET to recognize all the great work done by the teens on the unit signs for The Aerie.

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As a direct give back to the Boulder Community, we donated the design and installation of Let it Fly! mural in one of Boulder’s well used bike underpasses. You can read about our experience in Ivan’s post, “Mural Morals”.

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We also spent a volunteer day with Habitat for Humanity.

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The W8 year wouldn’t be complete without some rockin’ public art projects. We just can’t help ourselves. We designed a series of pavers that are going to be a part of a planned facelift for the Boulder International Peace Garden (fingers crossed).

For Colorado Gives Day we donated to:

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
BOULDER FOOD RESCUE

BRIDGE HOUSE
COMMUNITY CYCLES
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE SAINT VRAIN VALLEY
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LONGMONT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
LONGMONT HUMANE SOCIETY

Stuff We’ve Done for Fun

We work super hard for our clients, so we like to have a good time when we can. Over the last 12 months:

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attended the AIA Conference in Keystone,

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threw a big party for our clients,

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celebrated the 25 year anniversary of the Boulder International Peace Garden,

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got some W8 hoodies,

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sent out over 400 KissFace Valentines,

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threw a great street party for the 15th Street Design District,

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presented at the “Imagine a Great Boulder” event,

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attended the NAHRO conference in Vail,

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got a designer “mug” shot taken,

and hosted several Parties on the Porch.

 

Awards We’ve Won

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JAMESTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE STATION AIA Citation Award for Commercial Design

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STANLEY MARKETPLACE Real Estate Champion, Adaptive Reuse

And we got named in the top 20 Green Businesses in Boulder!

Our Hopes and Dreams

We are fortunate to work with really great clients of awesome projects, but that doesn’t keep us from wanting MORE! Here are some of the types of projects we’d love to work on:

  1. help more restauranteurs / bar owners develop their brand and interior design;
  2. work with a creative business owner to design a destination, boutique hotel;
  3. create more commissioned art works for developers and municipalities;
  4. continue to design beautiful, functional, and viable multifamily projects;
  5. design an art gallery or museum.

Who is Toby?

Toby, my dear friends, is the name of the WORKSHOP8 mascot. . .

THIS-IS-TOBY

What does the 8 stand for?

Our 8 Values!

artistry  |  collaboration  |  exploration  |  integrity  |  leadership  |  passion  |  sustainability  | viability

Phew! That was a lot for one year–here’s to hoping next W8 year will be full of equally fun projects!

THANKS FOR READING

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Melissa is training for her first full marathon, and geez is it hard work.

Melissa McGinley, Marketing+Graphic Design
08 August 2016

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