On Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 Joseph, Chelsea, Marcel and I attended the GRAND OPENING for Decatur Fresh at Gateway South. We got to sample some great food, try out the coffee bar, and visit with the I-Kota team and the DHA folks who had the vision to bring this project to life. WORKSHOP8 […]
08 SEPTEMBER 21 | GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT
REMEMBER THESE? These renderings before construction on Gateway even started? NOW LOOK AT THE REAL THING! No, that is not a rendering– it’s the real thing! We are so happy to say that Gateway, a project we started in 2017 with Denver Housing Authority, has been completed and we sent Dane Cronin out to take […]
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 […]
8 AUG 20 | INTERNATIONAL W8 DAY
Huzzah ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8 | International WORKSHOP8 Day! The best day of the year is here! (Although it feels like March the 143rd since the studio set up satellite offices at home due to COVID-19). Nonetheless, as we celebrate another turn around the sun I wanted to bring you […]
18 FEB 20 | SOUNDHOUND : It’s a Wrap!
A FIRST LOOK AT SOUNDHOUND, BOULDER I consider myself somewhat of a “tech-junkie,” so when WORKSHOP8 was asked to help CBRE and SoundHound – a California-based tech company – in finding and designing a space that would become their new permanent Boulder office, I couldn’t have been more excited. I mean, how often do you get the […]
8 AUG 19 | A YEAR IN REVIEW
Hip Hip Hooray! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8 | International WORKSHOP8 Day! The best day of the year is here! As we celebrate another turn around the sun, I wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months. Grab a coffee, a beer, […]
8 MAY 19 | ARTISTRY
8 Values : 1 Vision At the end of 2018, our VP, Marcel van Garderen, issued an employee satisfaction survey. Now, every Monday during our team scrum we discuss one of the questions. A couple of weeks back, one of those questions prompted a conversation about WORKSHOP8’s values and vision which spiraled into me creating […]
28 APR 19 | RENDERING PERFECTION
8 Things I Look For In A Rendering One of my favorite things about being an architectural designer is creating renderings. It can be difficult to truly envision a building’s intent through language, plans, and elevations alone. But digital renderings are a great way to depict how a building is going to look. It is […]
28 NOV 18 | 2018 AIA Conference Highlights
Gold Nuggets from the 2018 AIA CO Conference On October 11th the W8 team headed to Keystone to attend the annual AIA Practice + Design Conference. I had to miss out, as I was in Chicago on my own architectural tour, but now it is 6 weeks later and I am still hearing stories and […]
8 AUG 18 | Celebr8te!
Hip Hip Hooray! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8 | It’s International WORKSHOP8 Day! The best day of the year is here! As we celebrate another ring around the sun I wanted to bring you up to speed with the goings-on at our studio over the past 12 months. Check out our portfolio of completed projects, projects […]
8 NOV 17 | Awards!!!
W8 wins awards! Sometimes projects come along that you immediately recognize as ones that are unique, have a lot of potential for exciting design, and get your creative juices flowing. For me, the Stanley Marketplace was such a project. Three years ago, when I started at WORKSHOP8 as a project manager, Stanley was my first […]
8 AUG 17 | International W8 Day
Huzzah ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8. . . the best day of the year is here! It’s International WORKSHOP8 Day! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I 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 maybe did not […]
8 JUL 17 | stanley photo tour
Introducing the Stanley Marketplace! What a fun project the Stanley Marketplace adaptive reuse was. We feel fortunate to have been able to be a part of such an iconic project and are so excited to have some images to share with you! Of course, even better than looking at images would be to pay a […]
28 FEB 17 | introducing Spring Creek
SPRING HAS SPRUNG Well, okay, maybe not quite yet. But we did just get glamor shots of Spring Creek Apartments taken and we can’t wait to share them with you! Ryan Lawrence handled the photography on this one. EXTERIOR Let’s not forget that not too long ago, this is what Spring Creek looked like! I took […]
28 OCT 16 | head to toe makeover
AOI home care TI Today I’m telling you the tale of transformation for one of our favorite clients, AOI Home Care. However, before I get started, allow me to diverge for a minute. All of the acronyms that we so commonly use in the construction industry drove the AOI crew crazy! It was like we were speaking in code […]
28 SEP 16 | abstract realism
white walls Today I get to brag about a dear friend’s new artwork! Sarah McKenzie is a Boulder-based artist and her latest body of work, White Walls, is on view at David B Smith Gallery through October 8th. Sarah’s work is particularly relevant to a WORKSHOP8 blog because her paintings explore architectural space, turning it from a volume to be inhabited into a […]
8 SEP 16 | oh hey stanley!
Stanley Marketplace it’s getting there September 29th marks my two year anniversary date with WORKSHOP8 and I’ve been working on the Stanley Marketplace since my first day. I’ve had the honor of serving as the project and production manager, but it has been a real team effort. It’s been under construction for over a year, but […]
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 […]