08 MAY 21 | WAY MORE THAN WAYFINDING

WAY·FIND·ING noun Wayfinding, as defined by SEGD, is information systems that guide people through a physical environment and enhance their understanding and experience of the space. “the hospital uses color to assist with wayfinding” At WORKSHOP8, wayfinding is more than just giving direction. It adds a whole other aspect to the built environment that serves […]

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18 APR 21 | WHAT’S NEW, EGC 2020? PART I

ENTERPRISE GREEN COMMUNITIES 2020 During my time as a student in CU’s Environmental Design program, the word LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) was often thrown around – “LEED Gold building this” and “LEED Platinum certified that” could be heard as Professors shared case studies for sustainable buildings. I understood that LEED was a […]

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08 APR 21 | HOW DO WE STAY CREATIVE?

CREATIVES STAYING INSPIRED TO CREATE As architects and designers, our job is to be creative in everything we do whether that is design, solutions, communication and teamwork, reading and interpreting documents, and so much more. How is it that we keep that creativity running 24/7? Do we have muses to keep us inspired? Some people […]

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28 MAR 21 | LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

WELCOME TO HICKORY HOUSE While we were working on WORKSHOP8’s LOOK BACK series, Brandy came across an episode of World’s Greenest Homes on HGTV that she, Joseph and their home, Hickory House, were featured in. The episode is filled with 4 other environmentally friendly homes. Click the photo below to watch the episode! Hickory House […]

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18 MAR 21 | LADIES, LADIES, LADIES

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN DESIGN In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women in design that inspire each of us. They will continue to inspire many other women to follow in their path of being lady bosses in their own way. Of course, it’s not only these women that inspire us, it’s every single […]

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18 FEB 21 | BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month February means Black History Month! A great month to celebrate the bravery and accomplishments of African Americans throughout our history. We want to tell you all about two groundbreaking architects: Beverly Loraine Greene, who became the first African American woman architect in 1942, and Paul R. Williams, who was the first African […]

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08 JAN 21 | CRAZY 8

8 EIGHTS for January 8th, 2021 I like taking photos of the number 8 (for various reasons) and we enjoy showing them to you for our first post of the year. Typically, Brandy and I capture 8’s from around the world during our travels, but due to COVID-19, this year is a compilation of 8’s […]

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28 DEC 20 | A GR8 NEW YEAR AHEAD

WHAT WILL YOU CRE8TE IN 2021? We’re looking forward to see what we create together in 2021. Wishing our wonderful community of friends, family, clients, consultants, and vendors a healthy and prosperous New Year. As this NYE celebration will be different from past years, we’re sharing some easy crafts for you and your family at […]

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18 DEC 20 | COLORADO GIVES DAY

W8 DONATES December 8th was Colorado Gives Day, where people all over Colorado are reminded to give back to our communities. This year Colorado Gives helped raise over $50 million collectively between all nonprofits in only 24 hours! WORKSHOP8 decided to join in on the giving. Check out the organizations each of us chose: ALEX […]

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28 JUL 20 | 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ADA

Hip Hip Hooray for ADA! Just 30 years ago the ADA Civil Rights Act was signed into law, prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation, and amenities open to the general public. Being the interior designer at WORKSHOP8 everything that I design revolves around ADA compliance, […]

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28 JUN 20 | BUILDING SCIENCE FIGHT CLUB

BUILDING SCIENCE FIGHT CLUB A few weeks ago Alex and I signed up for a webinar labeled BS + Beer Show…what is not to like when there is “beer” in the title, right!? In a recent webinar they had on it Christine Williamson. Christine is an architecturally trained building science expert. She is extremely knowledgeable […]

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18 JUNE 20 | TOMORROW IS JUNETEENTH

FREEDOM DAY As we are all aware, public opinion on race and criminal justice issues have been steadily sweeping across the globe over the past 3 weeks. Protestors are taking firm actions on reform at rallies; organizations are voicing their messages of solidarity; and change is occurring all around us. It is a time that […]

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28 MAY 20 | COVID WORKIVERSARIES

VIRTUAL CHEERS TO OUR AMAZING STAFF! Due to COVID-19, the W8 crew has been working at home since March. We’ve gotten used to some factors of working remotely, but NOT the fact that we can’t celebrate milestones the proper W8 way – drinks on the porch!! So, we’ve got some past & upcoming workiversaries to […]

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8 MAY 20 | WATERPROOF YOUR BUILDING

A DRY BUILDING IS A HAPPY BUILDING Our office has been working remotely now for almost 2 months, and that also means that a lot of interesting webinars and opportunities for continuing education have been surfacing. Since I’m really interested in building science and have also been working on several projects lately that involve a […]

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18 APR 20 | Wind Wizards

Wind Engineering on the Gateways Have you ever heard of Wind Engineering for pedestrian wind comfort and safety? Not to throw myself under the bus here, but analyzing wind on how it can affect users’ experience of a building was a new concept for me up until the Denver Housing Authority reached out to SOH […]

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8 MAR 20 | FEMALE TRAILBLAZERS

March is Women’s History Month! It’s that time of year again when we celebrate all the boss-ladies killing the game in the design industry. From architecture and interior design to public art, furniture design, graphic design and beyond, we thank all the female pioneers serving as role models for the future generations of aspiring female […]

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18 JAN 20 | W8 VISION

8 Values > 1 Vision 8 VALUES > 1 | ARTISTRY 2 | COLLABORATION 3 | EXPLORATION 4 | INTEGRITY 5 | LEADERSHIP 6 | PASSION 7 | SUSTAINABILITY 8 | VIABILITY 1 | VISION The WORKSHOP8 vision is to “Inspire, enrich, and transform lives through gr8 design.”  *(clears throat)* WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG POST […]

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