grassroots

finding our voices I have had the opportunity over the last year and a half to serve on the Colorado North AIA Board as the Associate Director (2016) and now the President-Elect (2017). Every year, the President-Elect and President of each region travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual Grassroots Conference, an AIA leadership event. […]

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Ivan — AIA North Chapter Intern of the Year 2017

WHY IVAN IS A GREAT INTERN (AND PERSON) First of all, all of us hard-working, black turtle-neckin’, coffee drinking wannabes are technically interns until we become licensed architects. Then and only then can we purchase a pair of “architect” glasses, order a rubber stamp, take on liability that no one really wants and try to […]

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it’s colombia not columbia

Emily Axtman’s 3 month sabbatical When I was leaving Cartagena, Colombia to come back to Colorado, I saw these t-shirts at the airport and thought they were pretty funny. I thought to myself, “Who thinks Colombia is spelled with a “u”??” Today, as I re-read my pre-travel blog-post, 91 days, I realized I am one […]

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91 days.

let the adventure begin “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe […]

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structures for inclusion

 structures for inclusion Last weekend, I woke up at 5am, stumbled out of my apartment on Broadway and made my way to the Boulder Bus Station to battle US 36 towards DIA, where I took a 2-hour delayed flight in to Raleigh, NC (my hometown!) for the annual Structures for Inclusion conference. Structures for Inclusion […]

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home is where the heart is

housing. I am passionate about providing housing. When I’m 70, just about to hit my architectural prime, I want to be able to sit in a big dark leather chair (not real leather) with my feet up on an ottoman Kate Van Sluyter would pick out, sipping some whiskey on the rocks, and count how many […]

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catching fire!

CATCHING FIRE! I moved to Boulder to work at WORKSHOP8 two weeks after the 2013 floods that devastated many of our communities. One day shortly after I started, I sat down with Brandy with a sketch of my vision for how we could help affected communities. We made a few phone calls to some leads who might know of […]

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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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i want my MoM!!

WORKSHOP8 loves all that is modern, and for the month of October we are joining forces with our Boulder colleagues to celebrate it! The Month of Modern (MoM) will showcase all things modern—architecture, design, lifestyle, art and culture; with a mission to “cultivate a conversation about Colorado modern, and present the Denver/Boulder region as one of the nation’s most […]

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rebuilding jamestown

REBUILDING JAMESTOWN Last week Joseph posted about Lycra and Lyons to advocate for the Cyclist4Lyons event happening THIS weekend in Lyons Bohn Park (music, bike riding and beer – what more do you need?!). Today, we will reflect on the 2013 floods that affected so many of our surrounding Colorado towns and tell you about one of our current projects: The […]

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SUMMER IS. . . coming down September 8th

All good things must come to an end and unfortunately, that includes summer. We will be de-installing our SUMMER IS. . . public art installation on September 8th. However, you still have time to make summer last! The platforms, stools, and t-shirts from the installation are all for sale! Delivery to your home is free […]

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SUMMER IS. . . the story

  “SUMMER IS. . .“, WORKSHOP8’s first art installation, is up at the Denver Art Museum (DAM)! We wrote about the DAM’s call for proposals and our pitch back in February and I asked you all to be my “summer lover” in May (which you can still do)! In case you missed it, here’s a fun-sized photo-packed version of the story: […]

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be my summer lover!

I am thrilled to announce that WORKSHOP8’s “SUMMER IS. . .” concept was selected as the Denver Art Museum’s 2014 summer installation and I’m hoping you’ll join our “summer camp”. SUMMER IS. . .  is a collaboration between WORKSHOP8 & Blue Spruce Design & Construction. Find out more at WORKSHOP8.us/Summer-Is. We’ll be installing on May 30th and 31st. […]

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DAM summer is…

The Denver Art Museum recently sent out a request for proposals for a 2014 Summer Installation in DAM’s main plaza. WORKSHOP8 had fun pulling ideas from all over: Geodesic domes, metal tubing walls, undulating green topography, tape webs- we covered it all! After lots of brainstorming and filtering, we pulled together our ideas and materials […]

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what will YOU create in 2014?

W8 Origami: 1. Click on the grid above to view in your browser, take a screen shot and print. 2. Cut along the blue guidelines. 3. Fold along the white lines and white tabs. 4. Glue the white tabs to the adjacent blue squares. 5. Enjoy your new house!

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