28 NOV 20 | HAPPY THANKSGIVING

A SPECIAL THANKS   From all of us at WORKSHOP8, Happy Thanksgiving! We are incredibly thankful for all of our clients, consultants and contractors during this especially strange year. Together we are able to make our community a better place to live. Happy Feasting! Sydney Angel | Architectural Designer 28 NOVEMBER 2020 SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave […]

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18 NOV 20 | LOOK BACK : 2006, 2005, & 2004

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? 2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of WORKSHOP8, and when it comes to celebrations, the W8 team goes all out. We are putting together a SCRAPBOOK page which will take us all the way back to WORKSHOP8’s inception in 2000 (when it was called VaST). Our blog series, “LOOK BACK,” […]

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28 OCT 20 | TRAUMA INFORMED DESIGN

WHAT IS TRAUMA INFORMED DESIGN? WORKSHOP8’s main design focus is affordable housing and that means designing for all different kinds of people. When we can, we like to apply some Trauma Informed Design principles to make a space more welcoming and comfortable. But, what exactly does that mean? Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration […]

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18 OCT 20 | LOOK BACK : 2009, 2008, & 2007

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? 2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of WORKSHOP8, and when it comes to celebrations, the W8 team goes all out. We are putting together a SCRAPBOOK page which will take us all the way back to WORKSHOP8’s inception in 2000 (when it was called VaST). Our blog series, “LOOK BACK,” […]

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28 SEPT 20 | LOOK BACK : 2012, 2011, & 2010

WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? 2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of WORKSHOP8, and when it comes to celebrations, the W8 team goes all out. We are putting together a SCRAPBOOK page which will take us all the way back to WORKSHOP8’s inception in 2000 (when it was called VaST). Our blog series, “LOOK BACK,” […]

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8 MAY 20 | WATERPROOF YOUR BUILDING

A DRY BUILDING IS A HAPPY BUILDING Our office has been working remotely now for almost 2 months, and that also means that a lot of interesting webinars and opportunities for continuing education have been surfacing. Since I’m really interested in building science and have also been working on several projects lately that involve a […]

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28 APR 20 | Infinite Walk of Peace

LET’S MAKE A MAP! BOULDER PEACE GARDEN HISTORY In 1988 Joseph Vigil, a second-year design student of CU Boulder at the time, entered a competition to design a garden as part of Boulder’s Sister City program. The garden would serve as a symbol of peace and friendship between Boulder and Dushanbe, Tajikistan – who gifted […]

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14 FEB 20 | HAVE AN INK-CREDIBLE DAY!

Happy Valentines Day!! Since the beginning of January our studio has been buzzing with the excitement of our favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day!  Our annual Valentine mailing gives us the opportunity to let loose and get creative while appreciating our loyal clients, consultants, friends, and family who directly support WORKSHOP8 — it is because of you […]

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8 JAN 20 | Crazy 8

8 eights for January 8th 2020 I like taking photos of the number 8, and we like to show them to you for our first post of the year. If you are interested in past years you can see them here: 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019. The 8’s in this post are a compilation from […]

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31 DEC 19 | EIGHT ARMS TO CHEERS

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This beautiful artwork of Champagne Toby was designed by Libyart Foundation out of Aspen, Colorado. By purchasing their greeting cards, you are supporting an ongoing fight with Cystic Fibrosis. Read Liby’s story here, and follow the link to make a contribution. Blasting off our final post for 2019! We look forward to […]

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28 JULY 19 | EXPLORATION

8 Values : 1 Vision 8 VALUES > 1 | ARTISTRY 2 | COLLABORATION 3 | EXPLORATION 4 | INTEGRITY 5 | LEADERSHIP 6 | PASSION 7 | SUSTAINABILITY 8 | VIABILITY 1 VISION > Inspire, enrich, and transform lives through great design. 3 | EXPLORATION We define EXPLORATION as “seeking “kaizen” through self-evaluation and group […]

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8 APR 19 | INSPIRATION ARCHITECTURE

A Few of our Favorite Colorado-Based Designs Boulder County Courthouse – Brandy LeMae   Clyfford Still Museum – Matthew Murray   Chandelier Barn at the Lionsgate Event Center – Maris DuBois   Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – Chelsea Semelka   NCAR Institute – Mitch Deans   St. Malo’s Chapel – Cesar Gellido   Steelbridge Annex – […]

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28 MAR 19 | BOSS-LADIES

Celebrating Women in Design It is about time we celebrate all of the boss-ladies killing the game in the design industry, and as March is National Women’s History Month we thought this might be the perfect opportunity to do so. I asked the office to call out some of their favorite female icons in the […]

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