08 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, […]

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08 JULY 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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08 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 […]

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8 AUG 18 | Celebr8te!

Hip Hip Hooray! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 8/8/18 | 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 […]

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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 […]

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flying high

drones and architecture Yes, we’re in Colorado, no, we’re not talking about weed. We’re talking about drones! And architecture. Two of Ivan‘s favorite things (besides muscle cars, but that’s another blog for another day). A few weeks ago, when we were anticipating the opening of the Aerie, we were talking about how OUTRAGEOUSLY COOL it would […]

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grand opening October 12th

spring creek I love starting new projects, but I get a ton of satisfaction out of seeing our projects come to fruition. Last week, on September 28th, our entire team attended the grand opening for DHA’s The Aerie. Next week, on October 12th, Longmont Housing Development Corporation’s Spring Creek will celebrate its grand opening, and you are invited! […]

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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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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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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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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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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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cracking the walnut

2037 Walnut is one of the first projects I was involved in at WORKSHOP8. The 26-unit, courtyard-style apartment building, which is owned and managed by Element Properties, was built in the early 1980s and in need of repair and remodeling. Before… As you can see in the existing condition photos, the building was a bit […]

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