W8 triple bypass. . .

No, we’re not having health problems, nor are we open heart surgeons! But we were sucking wind. . . Last Saturday, five of us from WORKSHOP8 World Headquarters along with two honorary team members—Marcel’s fiance, Monika and W8 client, Morgan Young—did the Triple Bypass Ride 2015. After a Friday night WORKSHOP8 carb-loading party with two birthday cakes […]

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stanley candy

WORKSHOP8 kicked off design work on the Stanley Marketplace project in September 2014 after interviewing for the project in April 2014. If you follow the WORKSHOP8 Facebook page, you would have seen our post about the “big interview” where we featured an image of the briefcase full of beer that we took with us for […]

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gotta love SF

I grew up in Amsterdam and lived there till I was 17. Since then, I have lived in several places near large cities, but not actually in a city. I lived in the Bay area in the early 90s and I now live 45 minutes outside of Denver. Two weeks ago, I had to travel […]

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party in the potty

Have you ever gone into a public restroom, and then run back out not because it’s dirty and gross, but because its so cool you have to tell your friends? You can’t tell me you wouldn’t make your friends check out this one from Sketch in London featured on The LDN Diaries . The toilets […]

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in the bauhaus

Joseph and I took our daughter Carmen to Aspen last weekend to kick off the summer and spend a few days at one of our favorite get away spots, the Aspen Meadows Resort.  I couldn’t get my family to pose for me, so I had to borrow these images from the hotel web site. history […]

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have a SIP!

No, that is not an ice cream sandwich, that is a SIP.  A Structural Insulated Panel that is used for floor, roof, and wall construction in residential and commercial buildings. My current home is constructed of SIP and I have designed several other homes and a small apartment building with them including:  The Courtyard House The Ghost House The […]

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ivan’s story

Ivan Patino was our Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) intern for the 2015 Spring Semester, and this is his story: Hola! Cómo están? My name is Ivan Patino. I was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United States when I was twelve years old. After graduating from George Washington High School in Denver, I joined the […]

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creating creativity

“Creativity is not like the weather, you can do something about it.” — John Kao Way back in 2003 when I was elbow deep in graduate school at the University of Montana, I wrote a thesis about the places creativity happens. My thesis abstract read: “Certain places stimulate us by flooding our senses with new […]

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show me your schluter!

I love industry trips! Who wouldn’t like a free trip, great food (typically), a chance to meet new people, and an opportunity to learn new things?? I’ve been to Wisconsin to see the Weather Shield manufacturing facility in Medford. While we were there, we also visited the Cardinal Glass Plant in Spring Green, and saw how […]

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making good on a promise

Without our clients and colleagues, we wouldn’t get to do what we love and we wouldn’t have the opportunity live our mission to “inspire, transform, and enrich lives through design.” I can truly say, that each and every project is important to us, and we try our hardest to give everything we can to each […]

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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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meet Chelsea!

Please help us welcome Chelsea Semelka to WORKSHOP8! Born and raised on a vineyard on the shores of Lake Erie, Chelsea’s family instilled in her a love of the outdoors, passion for creativity, and appreciation of hard work. Chelsea joined our team on December 1st. She is the newest member of our Interior Design Department […]

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be our valentine!

Each year around Valentines Day, we spend some time thinking about the people who help to make WORKSHOP8 great—those of you who trust us with your business, consultants who collaborate with us to help us imagine and design great projects, and those of you we still haven’t had a chance to work with but hope […]

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oscar’s story

Oscar Saucedo was our Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) intern for the 2014 Fall Semester, and this is his story: Hello! My name is Oscar Saucedo and I am currently a senior at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I will be graduating in May 2015, with a Bachelor in Environmental Design. Through the past four years at […]

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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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merry happiness!

2014 was a terrific year for WORKSHOP8: a year full of growth, exciting projects, wonderful clients, and inspiring successes. 2015 promises to be even better! I hope you are having a very happy holiday season and we wish you a wonderful New Year!

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