28 JULY 21 | GOODBYE CANDY SHOP

WE LEFT THE CANDY SHOP! On July 19th, we said goodbye to Brandy and Joseph’s office of over 10 years. The Candy Shop was a fun workplace with SO much character! We have moved to a bright and beautiful space in the Steelyards. We will post another blog about that on the next day that […]

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08 JULY 21 | WHY ARE CONSTRUCTION COSTS SO HIGH RIGHT NOW?

Why is construction expensive right now? As time has passed since the beginning of the pandemic, construction materials become less readily available making their prices go up. This shortage has made the construction industry struggle to find materials that will fit within a normal budget. Fuel, copper, steel, aluminum, and lumber have all increased in […]

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28 JUNE 21 | MATTHEW MURRAY <3

MATTHEW MURRAY, HERE’S TO YOU! Sadly, our dear WORKSHOP8 Alum and Olin Apartments Ring Leader passed away recently. Matthew Murray was a friend, veteran and hard worker. He worked at WORKSHOP8 for just over 2 years and ended up spearheading one of our hardest projects right before he left to work for another firm in […]

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18 JUNE 21 | PRIDE AND JUNETEENTH!

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH Let us remember to always be true to ourselves and to stand up for people that we care about no matter what. Here’s to everyone who identifies as a part of the LGBTQ+ community! TOMORROW IS JUNETEENTH! If you aren’t familiar with this holiday –  read our old blog post about Juneteenth […]

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08 JUNE 21 | ASI, ADA, RFI…

ACRONYMS IN ARCHITECTURE PM: “As discussed at the OAC and as per VE the AP will send over a PR about the ADA Unit conversion required by the HA. The unit will now be an office and the AHJ has confirm that the separation does not need to meet NFPA rating as per 2018 IBC […]

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18 MAY 21 | OLIN IS COMPLETE!!

OLIN HOTEL APARTMENTS Construction at the Olin Hotel Apartments has officially wrapped up and residents are settling in to their new and improved homes. When designing the interior, WORKSHOP8 focused on creating a warm, inviting, and safe space that references the Spanish Mission Style of the exterior. One of the best parts of a renovation […]

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18 APR 21 | WHAT’S NEW, EGC 2020? PART I

ENTERPRISE GREEN COMMUNITIES 2020 During my time as a student in CU’s Environmental Design program, the word LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was often thrown around – “LEED Gold building this” and “LEED Platinum certified that” could be heard as Professors shared case studies for sustainable buildings. I understood that LEED was a […]

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08 APR 21 | HOW DO WE STAY CREATIVE?

CREATIVES STAYING INSPIRED TO CREATE As architects and designers, our job is to be creative in everything we do whether that is design, solutions, communication and teamwork, reading and interpreting documents, and so much more. How is it that we keep that creativity running 24/7? Do we have muses to keep us inspired? Some people […]

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28 MAR 21 | LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

WELCOME TO HICKORY HOUSE While we were working on WORKSHOP8’s LOOK BACK series, Brandy came across an episode of World’s Greenest Homes on HGTV that she, Joseph and their home, Hickory House, were featured in. The episode is filled with 4 other environmentally friendly homes. Click the photo below to watch the episode! Hickory House […]

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18 MAR 21 | LADIES, LADIES, LADIES

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN DESIGN In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women in design that inspire each of us. They will continue to inspire many other women to follow in their path of being lady bosses in their own way. Of course, it’s not only these women that inspire us, it’s every single […]

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28 FEB 21 | LOOK BACK : 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000

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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08 JAN 21 | CRAZY 8

8 EIGHTS for January 8th, 2021 I like taking photos of the number 8 (for various reasons) and we enjoy showing them to you for our first post of the year. Typically, Brandy and I capture 8’s from around the world during our travels, but due to COVID-19, this year is a compilation of 8’s […]

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28 DEC 20 | A GR8 NEW YEAR AHEAD

WHAT WILL YOU CRE8TE IN 2021? We’re looking forward to see what we create together in 2021. Wishing our wonderful community of friends, family, clients, consultants, and vendors a healthy and prosperous New Year. As this NYE celebration will be different from past years, we’re sharing some easy crafts for you and your family at […]

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18 DEC 20 | COLORADO GIVES DAY

W8 DONATES December 8th was Colorado Gives Day, where people all over Colorado are reminded to give back to our communities. This year Colorado Gives helped raise over $50 million collectively between all nonprofits in only 24 hours! WORKSHOP8 decided to join in on the giving. Check out the organizations each of us chose: ALEX […]

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08 DEC 20 | WE PAINTED ANOTHER MURAL

“I SEE YOU” With the help of Boulder Creative Neighborhoods, we were selected to paint a mural on Jay Road in Gunbarrel! The Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program pairs homeowners with artists to create beautiful pieces of art in local neighborhoods. WORKSHOP8 loves doing murals, especially this year. We did quite a few of them in […]

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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 SaveSave […]

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