Gateway at Sun Valley For the last few months, our studio has had the feeling of a kid’s dreamland of legos, play dough, and finger paint, but the version for grown up design geeks (because basically, that’s what we are). We’ve had to amp up the snack supply around the office because we’ve all been spending a little extra time […]
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 […]
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 […]
18 OC 16 | 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 […]
8 OCT 16 | Spring Creek 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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
8 JUN 16 | what’s in a name?
HOW WE NAME BUILDINGS from left to right: Carmen Joseph Vigil III, Carmen Joseph Vigil V, Carmen Joseph Vigil II, and Carmen Joseph Vigil IV MY NAME I have one of the most awesome names in the universe. . . Velvet Brandy Delicia LeMae. My mom gets credit for the first three. She told me […]
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 […]
18 MAY 15 | the babies are booming!
Images from the 1950s. The young women of today could learn a thing or two about fashion from the 1950s. What is a Boomer? If you were born between 1946 and 1964 (like my parents), then you already know you too are affectionally referred to as a baby boomer. According to the Center for Housing […]
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 […]
28 JUL 14 | 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 […]
28 JUNE 14 | permit in hand!
Building permit for Mariposa Phase VI has been received and the project will break ground in July, with an expected completion date of August 7th, 2015. I can’t wait to see the project start going up, that is the most fun part of my job! The $16.000,000 building will house 94 residential units and 2,200 SF of commercial space, […]
18 MAY 14 | it’s raining awards
Summer has arrived and we’ve kicked it off in style! Alex, Gaby, and Graham have all graduated from CU Environmental Design! This summer, Alex will TA a class in La Paz Mexico before starting his graduate studies at UC Denver. Gaby is taking time to recuperate from four years of hard work at architecture school. […]
8 APR 14 | beefcake architects
How handsome are these three men? Joseph, Kaku and jv are in the current issue of Modern in Denver. Pick up your issue at a location listed here or subscribe so it comes right to your house. The article is titled “Room for All” is about affordable housing design in Denver. It features WORKSHOP8’s South […]
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 […]
18. DEC 13 | south lowell glam shots
Back in August, I shared some construction photos with you of the South Lowell Apartments, for the Denver Housing Authority. Just in time for the holidays, I have some final “glam shots” to share. South Lowell took a 1970’s era, courtyard style apartment building, in need of intense repair, and re-vamped the existing 68 units, […]
18 JAN 13 | new model for affordable housing
W8 UPDATE / 18 January 2013 paisano green community featured in the January/February issue of green building and design magazine (gb&d) “Paisano Green Community is one of the most unique and colorful affordable-housing projects in the country—it’s also one of the greenest. . .” read the full article here. V Brandy LeMae, LEED AP managing partner