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Work[Log]

Current project news, press, and happenings.

In the Office: Another Architect!

He has been here for awhile, but we're proud to announce that Nathan Pepper, one of our designers, has successfully completed the Architectural Experience Program and the Architectural Registration Examinations, and is now officially a licensed architect in the State of Colorado. With his licensure, the [au]workshop staff is now 100% licensed!

We're excited for him, and wish him a hearty congratulations.

Sweetgrass Hotel and Events Center!

[au]workshop is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new project in Cheyenne! The hotel and events center will be the largest in the state of Wyoming. The project will break ground later this year and will open in 2021. Along with the completion of another [au] project, 2021 is looking to be an eventful year for the firm!

You can read more about the project here: Cheyenne to get Wyoming’s largest convention center

Bizwest also featured the project on their site, the article can be read below:

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Below is a hand drawn site plan courtesy of Randy. This was the result of a 3 day long design charrette held in Cheyenne with input from the client.

Stay tuned for more!

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Food Bank of Larimer County Photos

The new headquarters for the Food Bank of Larimer County recently had their Grand Opening. The renovation of the existing warehouse building selectively demolished elements that allowed the reuse of major elements like the structure and plumbing. The design cleaned up the exterior, introduced used shipping containers that create various spaces for employees and volunteers, and opened up the interior office areas while bringing in some color to the space. To view the completed project, please visit the project page. 

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Workshop Intern Farewell Note

A farewell…

I had an amazing time working as an intern at [au]workshop this summer!  It was such a marvelous experience full of exceptionable people who were all too happy to pass on their knowledge.  I learned invaluable things over the course of the past few months, and I cannot wait to take that experience into the next chapter of my life. 

The size of this firm was perfect.  There were enough people to get a variety of tasks, yet small enough where I got to know everyone and feel like I got to be a part of something special.  This was my second internship, and I can say that without a doubt that this was the better fit for me.  This is the kind of firm that I can envision myself spending a lifetime with.  I wish the best of luck to the people at [au]workshop, and I cannot thank them enough for welcoming me with open arms. 

Thanks for everything, and I hope our paths cross again,

Kat

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Most Innovative Shopping Mall!

Emquartier has been recognized by the IFM as the Most Innovative Shopping Mall! 

"The IFM’s Real Estate Awards recognise excellence in the Residential and Commercial property space in emerging markets. The real estate sector is challenging and determined by a variety of external factors, demanding a mix of customer-friendliness and innovation to remain relevant. But some companies will stand out due to the quality of the products, service standards and consistency of service, by ensuring customer satisfaction and related products, including home loans. International Finance Real Estate Awards recognises those who strive to provide a relentlessly engaging and valuable experience for customers." - International Finance website

We are thrilled to hear EmQuartier has been recognized for this award! Congratulations to the entire project team! 

Feel free to see the other winners here and be sure to check out the project page!

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san gabriel valley habitat for humanity desiderio dedication ceremony
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On June 9 a dedication ceremony was held in Pasadena for the nine families moving into the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity Desiderio Homes development. The development, comprising nine single-family homes with detached garages, is arranged in bungalow court fashion with a common central courtyard flanked by single-story and two-story homes. Situated beneath the Colorado Street Bridge, the adjacent property is currently being developed by the City of Pasadena as a new city park.

The nine families participated in the construction of their new homes over the past two years as the entire development came to fruition.  Three of the families have military veterans and amongst the nine families there are 24 children who will now have homes to call their own! The bungalow court arrangement provides a common front courtyard for the children to play.

To read more on this fantastic project check out the project page. 

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new workshop intern!

Kat is currently a student at the University of Notre Dame, where she is working on her Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).  She is joining us this summer before she heads off to Rome to study abroad for this upcoming year.  In her own words, "I am fascinated with how hand-drafting and classical architecture relate to the modern world and cannot wait to study this in more depth over the following years."

We are thrilled to have Kat be a part of the workshop this summer! 

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green building of the year!

The new City of Fort Collins Utilities Administration Building, affectionately known as UAB, has received another award for its outstanding energy conservation and green construction: the USGBC Mountain West Region 2018 Colorado Green Building of the Year. UAB was recognized during the Rocky Mountain Green conference in Denver on May 3rd! Completed in 2017, the project was a collaboration between [au]workshop and RNL Design.

You can read more from the article on BizWest, or visit the UAB project page for more information.

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stephanie goes to school
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The teachers of the 4-year-old class at Teaching Tree, our neighborhood preschool, asked us to come speak to the the kids about what it means to be an architect for their Design and Building curriculum week. Representing us and our profession, Stephanie Bedinghaus presented a few of our current projects and answered a multitude of questions about buildings. 

If you look closely enough at the attached image, you will see Stephanie showing them an image of Confluence, a soon-to-be-constructed building right next to their school!

Nice job Stephanie!