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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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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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, […]

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W8 heart YOU 2014!

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2014 Valentines Day! from our team 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 […]

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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

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beyond grab bars and roll-in showers

W8 UPDATE / 28 December 2012 take aways from the 2012 Leading Age annual meeting & exposition In October, Leading Age—an association for not-for-profit and consumer organizations, research partners and foundations—held their annual meeting in Denver. I attended many interesting seminars that offered insight to the ever more expanding market of senior housing and care […]

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paisano green community receives AIA design award

W8 UPDATE / 8 November 2012 WORKSHOP8 receives citation award from AIA Colorado WORKSHOP8 received a Citation Award for Built Architecture from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado for Paisano Green Community. Winners were recognized on Saturday, November 3 during a presentation at the Keystone Conference Center. Sixteen architectural awards were selected from 108 […]

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HUD energy study

W8 UPDATE / 28 October 2012 WORKSHOP8 and Sustainably Built co-author white paper for HUD “Beyond IECC 2009 Paisano Green Community” WORKSHOP8’s high profile Paisan Green Community project, has been presented at several conferences across the US, most notably at HUD’s Going Green: Intelligent Investment for Public Housing conference in Boston in July 2012. To […]

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trends in multifamily housing

W8 UPDATE / 18 October 2012 news from the 2012 Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas Over the last three years I have attended several AIA and affordable housing conferences across the U.S. (Washington DC, Miami, New Orleans, Vail, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas). My last trip to Las Vegas was for the Multifamily […]

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