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 […]
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, […]
28 MAY 19 | OUR NEW KITCHEN
We are very excited to show off our latest remodel to our office! Beginning in the Fall of 2018, Brandy and Joseph had decided it was time to update our office kitchen. The counter was beginning to warp severely, the floor wearing, and plumbing fixtures leaking. We had grown by 50% as an office since […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
28 JUL 16 | chicken coop porn
chicken coop porn! I don’t know about you guys, but over here at WORKSHOP8, we have all been crazy busy this summer! Crazy busy in the best way possible–working with awesome clients on really cool projects, and occasionally taking some vacation time here and there. I recently took a quick trip home to Pennsylvania to […]
28 JUN 16 | collecting rain water in colorado
jump on the barrel wagon! Background Before this summer, if you lived in Colorado and collected and used rainwater at your own home, you were a CRIMINAL! That’s right, seems silly, but there’s probably a fair amount of us who have been breaking the law [Like Joseph’s mother in Lyons, gasp!]. That’s what you get […]
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 […]
8 MAR 16 | breezeblocks and mailboxes
breezeblocks and mailboxes my adventure through Palm Springs Last week I had the opportunity to go on a weekend trip to Palm Springs, CA for a wedding. After I stopped stressing out about how I was going to look fabulous enough for a fancy event in a very stylish town (I don’t think I actually achieved […]
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 DEC 15 | home is where the heart is
housing. I am passionate about providing housing. When I’m 70, just about to hit my architectural prime, I want to be able to sit in a big dark leather chair (not real leather) with my feet up on an ottoman Kate Van Sluyter would pick out, sipping some whiskey on the rocks, and count how many […]
28 MAY 15 | small houses, big ideas
Maybe when you think of living small, an image from the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe” pops into your head. But in real life, a shoe can’t be structurally sound enough to live in, right? And how would you keep the rain from coming in the top? Not […]
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 […]
8 MAY 15 | have a SIP!
No, that is not an ice cream sandwich, that is a SIP. A Structural Insulated Panel that is used for floor, roof, and wall construction in residential and commercial buildings. My current home is constructed of SIP and I have designed several other homes and a small apartment building with them including: The Courtyard House The Ghost House The […]
8 OCT 14 | modern in october
Opening night of the Month of Modern was a hit! The “Colorado Modern: Past, Present & Future” discussion was held at Galvanize in Boulder and the place was packed. Attendees included design professionals, contractors, students, clients, and one sassy moderator. Why is everybody interested in modern design? Is it the latest fad or is it […]
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 […]