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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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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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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NAHRO national award of merit

Well, my photo is a little blurry, but I’m proud to announce that our Paisano Green Community project has won its second award! In October 2012 the project received a Citation Award for Built Architecture from AIA Colorado. On Thursday, July 18th, the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso was awarded the NAHRO 2013 National Award of Merit for […]

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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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first professional photos of paisano green community

W8 UPDATE / 8 August 2012 It’s 8/8 today–a very special day for WORKSHOP8 indeed–so what better day to share our brand new, professional photos of the Paisano Green Community in El Paso Texas.  ENJOY PAISANO GREEN COMMUNITY RESIDENTS’ BUILDING, AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS THE “JEWEL BOX”. STILL WAITING FOR SOME ROOF PANELS, BUT STRIKING NONE […]

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