We Appreciate You.

WORKSHOP8 loves working with mission-driven clients.
We do good work for those who do good.

Many of our clients are Housing Authorities and Non-Profit Developers who advocate for and provide affordable housing and programs to individuals living below the median income, seniors, and veterans. They often collaborate with HUDthe United States Dept. of Housing and Urban Development — to design sustainable, functional, and viable living communities.

Affordable housing is a hot topic in the Front Range and will continue to be so as the population rises. We want to showcase how hardworking, caring and compassionate our clients are.

The Denver Housing Authority

MISSION “…to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.”

DHA just celebrated their 80th anniversary this past Spring. Brandy, Joseph, Ivan, and Marcel attended this heartfelt and inspiring event and WORKSHOP8 made a donation on behalf of our studio.

“Much of WORKSHOP8’s success is due to the trust the Denver Housing Authority puts in us. We cannot create great architecture without great clients and we have been fortunate enough to work on multiple projects for DHA.  Their commitment to sustainability, resident quality of life, and dedication to building quality, well-designed buildings makes them truly great clients. We are extremely fortunate they have selected us to work with them in the pursuit of their mission.”
Joseph Vigil, Architect

W8 collaborations with DHA

Sun Valley Gateway Development (Gateway North, Gateway South, Gateway Rowhouses, and GROW Gardens)
Mariposa Phase VI
South Lowell Apartments Rehab

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

It is a pleasure to work with the Aurora Housing Authority because they go to great lengths to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of their tenants. They have shown me the true value of architecture and that we are all capable of enhancing the way people live.”
Alex Parulis,  Architect

W8 collaboration with AHA

Connections at 6th Apartments

The Longmont Housing Authority

“WORKSHOP8 has worked with the Longmont Housing Authority on several successful projects, all of which have been great experiences. LHA has an empowering mission that is expressed throughout the entire process. Their projects provide residents with improved living situations.
Marcel van Garderen, Vice President

W8 collaboration with DHA

Spring Creek at Prairie Village
Fall River at Prairie Village 
The Suites — Permanently Supportive Housing
Village Place Rehab

Senior Housing Options

Senior Housing Options, or SHO, is a non-profit organization that serves low and moderate income elderly and adults with physical and mental disabilities. They manage assisted living properties as well as affordable housing.

Senior Housing Options – LP4 Promotional Video

Non-Profit Number 2!Senior Housing Options, Inc.! Senior Housing Options exists to provide and promote affordable housing for Colorado's low-income and disabled elders.In this video, you'll meet Michael, a sweet gentleman who was sleeping on buses and in the library before Senior Housing Options was able to get him housed in one of their residential facilities. Watch & Share:#LionsGala #BeBoldForGood

Posted by The Lion Project on Friday, December 8, 2017


“The renovating the Olin Apartments is our first project with Senior Housing Options. The passion and care they show for their residents is inspiring. We are excited to work with them to provide an updated, safe, comfortable, and beautiful environment for the residents of the Olin Apartments.”
Chelsea Semelka (that’s me)

“My experience with SHO through the Olin Apartment remodel project has been exceptional. For example, as we walked the site, it was apparent that the staff cares deeply for the residence as evidenced by the manner in which they spoke to them, respected their apartment space, and call each one by name. I’m proud to work with a client who is making such a positive impact for our local Denver community, seniors, and persons with disabilities.”
Cesar Gellido, Project Manager

W8 collaboration with SHO

The Olin Hotel Apartments

Thanks for reading!

We genuinely enjoy working with like-minded, mission-driven clients. Thank you for all you do!

Chelsea Semelka, Interior Designer

28 February 2019