Everyone deserves access to great places — spaces that inspire, that offer smart solutions, that elevate the everyday.
As architects, we have so much more opportunity than we’ve been led to perceive—opportunities for craft and beauty in the commonplace, for valuing the insights of a wide range of people, for taking pride in using our skills to reduce barriers, for playful solutions to serious challenges, for careful use of our clients’ and our planet’s limited resources.
WORKSHOP starts each project with questions to challenge our preconceptions. We do not pretend to know everything. We include the people who will use a building or space as collaborators in the creative process to make spaces and places that inspire and open up new possibilities. We respect and value what is already there before proposing something new.
Leading a Public Art TOUR for THE AGO
We're at our best when shepherding a team of collaborators and contributors of wide-ranging perspectives. We believe in building bridges—between disciplines, between people, between what’s probable and what’s truly possible. Within every project and every partnership there is the potential for fun and inventiveness. We take our work seriously but ourselves a little less-so.
Workshop has a team of people with wide-ranging skills and exceptional talents from expertise in design for people with special needs to sustainable construction to art in public places and health and housing. What we all have in common is a commitment to making places that improve people’s daily lives.
Everyone on our team is involved in generating ideas and creative solutions. We take a collaborative approach at all stages of a project from design to construction administration. Our open environment promotes sharing and learning. We provide opportunities for all members of our team to learn and grow, and to follow their interests and present their ideas.
WORKSHOP values the people who we work with and who we work for, this includes the client, the people using the spaces, and all the people who may be affected by the designs we propose. We offer up to one percent of our time annually to pro bono work for non-profit organizations that seek to end homelessness, support equity or address climate change. We strive to continually improve and learn to meet our commitment to inclusive practices.