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 […]
08 MAY 21 | WAY MORE THAN WAYFINDING
WAY·FIND·ING noun Wayfinding, as defined by SEGD, is information systems that guide people through a physical environment and enhance their understanding and experience of the space. “the hospital uses color to assist with wayfinding” At WORKSHOP8, wayfinding is more than just giving direction. It adds a whole other aspect to the built environment that serves […]
08 MAR 21 | CONNECTIONS AT 6TH
WE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE Whenever a project gets completed it’s always a bittersweet feeling; you’re happy that the work is over and the building can be used for its intended purpose, but it still leaves somewhat of a void in terms of the day to day communication with the other team members and client. […]
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 […]
08 OCT 20 | D-I-Y CAT HAVEN
WHEN DESIGNERS ARE STUCK AT HOME As a designer, being stuck at home all day has my non-stop craving for making spaces unique and functional at an all time high. My Fiancé, John, and I have a full house; the two of us, plus our dog and two very adorable cats, in a one bedroom […]
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 MAR 20 | FALL RIVER GRAND OPENING
This is Affordable Housing Residents are officially moved into Fall River and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome. We started this project with the Longmont Housing Authority in 2014, shortly after completing Spring Creek – Fall River’s neighboring senior housing development. We had the advantage of being able to talk to residents of […]
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 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 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 […]
8 JUN 17 | up in a SIP!
a lickety-SIP building experience We had the opportunity to work on a unique small project for some pretty cool clients. They wanted both a garage / storage space to organize all of the gear that comes with being an active Coloradan, and a studio / home office. We stacked the spaces and put on our Tiny […]
8 MAR 17 | reuse that dish!
DISH IT OUT You know those little weird grayish-black circular things that are sometimes hanging off of the corners of houses or condos, pointing up at the sky, leaking a few crooked wires down the side of the structure, and in general just really screwing up the whole gestalt of the building? If you’ve ever spent […]
28 DEC 16 | house tech
SMART HOME AUTOMATION Congratulations! If you are reading this blog post, you have survived the holidays! Gone are the stressful days of finding that perfect present for others and now you can look forward to playing with your new toys or finding something to buy with those gift cards… …but what to buy? Fear not, for […]
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 […]
18 SEP 16 | winter park dreamin’
CoBu house It’s Sunday night and I’ve been pondering for several days now what to blog about today. At first I thought maybe I’d tell you about a planning project we did for the Denver Housing Authority, but then I said to myself. . . “Hey, Brandy, it’s the weekend and you are writing a blog post while […]
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 […]