today is the day

Whatta Man — a new series of pop art paintings by Velvet B. LeMae on exhibit January 8 to March 28, 2016 OPENING RECEPTION TODAY, 6 to 8 PM Mercury Framing 4692 Broadway Street Boulder, Colorado, 80304

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crazy 8 | 2015

EIGHT EIGHTS FOR JANUARY 8th I like taking pictures of 8s. January 8th is exactly one week after New Year’s Day and two weeks after Christmas Day. It also happens to be my birthday. Wind blown debris from someone’s recycling bin. This is the “8” that kicked off the series. Food buzzer at mod market. . […]

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today we build a chair

This afternoon I’m sitting on my front stoop, sipping an Izzi and watching Emily, Melissa, Graham and Joseph design and construct a chair for this year’s CHAIRCUTERIE: an AIGA Colorado & Design Council event. It’s a beautiful day for putting on thinking caps and strapping on a tool belt. And look how cute they all are! The […]

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permit in hand!

Building permit for Mariposa Phase VI has been received and the project will break ground in July, with an expected completion date of August 7th, 2015. I can’t wait to see the project start going up, that is the most fun part of my job! The $16.000,000 building will house 94 residential units and 2,200 SF of commercial space, […]

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just say yes to the bike

When Amory Narvaes, with Narvaes Western Construction, asked if WORKSHOP8 was interested in helping James Waddell create new offices and bike-shop for Boulder B-cycle,  I immediately said “YES!” How could I say no, I love cycling and bikes. B-cycle is a great community bike-share non-profit organization in Boulder, Denver and over 28 cities around the USA, including locations in Hawaii and Alaska. B-cycle stations allow […]

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south lowell construction story

Work on the South Lowell Apartments Rehab and Redevelopment is coming to a close and I thought I’d share some construction photos with you. This has been a rewarding project for me because I was able to help transform an eye-sore of a building into a more functional, energy-efficient project with character and curb-appeal. It […]

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NAHRO national award of merit

Well, my photo is a little blurry, but I’m proud to announce that our Paisano Green Community project has won its second award! In October 2012 the project received a Citation Award for Built Architecture from AIA Colorado. On Thursday, July 18th, the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso was awarded the NAHRO 2013 National Award of Merit for […]

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glimpses of natural beauty in japan

  My recent trip to Japan to observe multifamily housing was partially funded through the Arthur A. & Florence G. Fisher Traveling Scholarship / AIA Colorado. The trip was truly astonishing and life altering and I can’t wait to go back with my wife and daughter. As I walked the streets of Tokyo, Yokohama, Sendia, […]

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japanese manhole covers

W8 UPDATE / 8 June 2013 Greetings from Japan.   by V Brandy LeMae, managing partner like W8 on Facebook   [lp_gallery column=”1″ height=”150″] [item title=”yokohama”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-yokohama-2.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinagawa”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinagawa-4.jpg[/item] [item title=”meguro-ku”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-meguro-ku.jpg[/item] [item title=”takadanobaba”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-takadanobaba-1.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinagawa”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinagawa-6.jpg[/item] [item title=”osaki”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-osaki.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinagawa”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinagawa-1.jpg[/item] [item title=”nakameguro”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-nakameguro.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinyurigaoaka”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinyurigaoka-1.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinagawa”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinagawa-3.jpg[/item] [item title=”sendai”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-sendai.jpg[/item] [item title=”yokohama”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-yokohama-1.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinagawa”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinagawa-5.jpg[/item] [item title=”takadanobaba”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-takadanobaba-2.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinagawa”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinagawa-7.jpg[/item] [item title=”shinyurigaoaka”]https://workshop8.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/manhole-cover-shinyurigaoka-2.jpg[/item] [item […]

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ghost house on AIA tour

W8 UPDATE / 28 May 2013 Joseph Vigil’s Ghost House is included on the “Home Sweet [Energy Efficient] Home: A Sampling of Denver’s Sustainable Residential Projects” Tour during the AIA National Convention in Denver this Summer.   by V Brandy LeMae, managing partner like W8 on Facebook   The Ghost House is perched on a slope of […]

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W8 mentor program

W8 UPDATE / 08 April 2013 mentor program for middle and high school students by C Joseph Vigil IV, AIA founding partner | architect I believe the best time to mentor someone who is considering pursuing a career in the field of architecture or interior design, is during their middle and high school years. To […]

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how to build a bridge in patagonia

W8 UPDATE / 28 February 2013 This is for all my geeky engineer friends. . . by C Joseph Vigil IV, AIA founding partner | architect My friends Richard and Chris Braunlich have been hiking and backpacking for more than 40 years. In 2007 they saw a blurb about U.S. Forest Service rangers who were […]

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halloween 2012

31 October 2012   HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM W8 [raw] Interior Designer Ulla Lange (dressed as a “house under construction”) with our client Morgan Young (dressed as “Running a Red Light”). Ulla and Joseph recently completed a remodel of Morgan’s house. The party was Morgan’s House Warming. Managing Partner Brandy LeMae (dessed as “Glam Witch” with […]

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trends in multifamily housing

W8 UPDATE / 18 October 2012 news from the 2012 Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas Over the last three years I have attended several AIA and affordable housing conferences across the U.S. (Washington DC, Miami, New Orleans, Vail, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas). My last trip to Las Vegas was for the Multifamily […]

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Joseph Vigil 2012 architect of the year

W8 UPDATE / 18 September 2012 C Joseph Vigil IV, AIA named AIA 2012 Architect of the Year C JOSEPH VIGIL IV, AIA — 2012 ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR COLORADO NORTH CHAPTER   MY BUSINESS PARTNER (AND HUBBY) RECOGNIZED BY AIA This award recognizes a licensed architect who has contributed to the profession and set an […]

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