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 AUG 19 | ARTS STREET

Introducing Arts Street @ YEA Arts Street is a non-profit organization that we have had the pleasure of coordinating with on three of our projects: Gateway North, Gateway South, and The Aerie Apartments. Founded in 1995, Arts Street’s mission is to help low-income, high-risk youth channel their artistic talents into professional activities. Their programming encourages […]

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8 JUL 19 | DENVER – IT’S LIT

MARIPOSA: URBANISM REIMAGINED Denver doesn’t fall short of exciting events in the summertime, and we’d like to add another fun one to your calendars. On Wednesday, July 17th, come join Downtown Colorado Inc., the Denver Housing Authority, Brandy LeMae, and more as they discuss the Mariposa Neighborhood Redevelopment project. The Denver Housing Authority’s Mariposa Redevelopment […]

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18 AUG 16 | introducing the Aerie

aerie: “a lofty nest of a big bird” “a house or fortress on a hill” It’s built! We’ve worked on all aspects of this project, from architecture to art and signage and interiors and furniture selection, pretty intensively for the past couple of years, and this baby, the Aerie, is finally ready for roosting! thanks for reading […]

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8 AUG 16 | all about that 8

Huzzah ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! It’s International WORKSHOP8 Day! 8/8. . .  the best day of the year is here again! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months, as well as share with you some things you […]

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28 MAR 16 | 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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28 JAN 16 | does size really matter?

what’s the deal with micro housing anyway? Living small may seem like a new trend, but it really isn’t. Remember that college dorm room you lived in or the first studio apartment you rented after college? Living small could free you up from being buried by too much stuff and give you the opportunity get […]

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28 OCT 14 | 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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8 FEB 14 | W8 heart YOU

Wishing you a sweet 
2014 Valentines Day! C Joseph Vigil IV architect jv DeSousa architect Ulla Lange interior designer V Brandy LeMae managing partner Ugljesa Janjic architect Ann Marie Jackson interior designer Nathan Stark architectural designer Emily Axtman intern architect Graham Bowman intern architect Alex Chavez intern architect Gaby Crespo intern architect In the last 12 […]

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8 AUG 13 | 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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28 JUL 13 | 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 […]

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8 JUL 13 | affordable housing design winners 2013

W8 UPDATE / 8 July 2013 MFA Announces 2013 Affordable Housing Design Winners WORKSHOP8’s Las Cruces CROSS\TOWN station receives 2nd place. Our tireless team provided master planning, site planning, architecture and graphic services for the developer, Thomas Development Group in association with Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation. Last year our design for Peachtree Canyon took […]

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