“To create, one must first question everything.” — Eileen Gray
Usually, you know you’re in Boulder’s one and only Design District by the colorful banners on the light posts and inspired quotes etched in the concrete along 15th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe.
On Friday, April 29, you’ll recognize the Design District by the lively street party in full swing 5-8 p.m. That’s when the wonderful collection of design firms with offices along 15th between Arapahoe and Canyon will host the District Crawl in celebration of Architecture Month.
Be sure to stop by for family-friendly fun and take a peek inside the open doors of participating firms. Please RSVP at 15SDD.com.
Special hint: Workshop8 will have their life-size Everblocks available for guests to build almost anything with. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the firm’s shaping our community, workspaces and homes.
Here is a brief synopsis of five of the Design District firms. Stay tuned for more in the next few days. And be sure to read our previous posts Embracing the Western Spirit in a Modern Age, and Boulder’s 15th Street Design District.
Founded in 2010, Workshop8 is a team of talented and inspired designers engaged in architecture, interior design, urban planning, public art and graphic design. Workshop8 takes a comprehensive approach to creating great work that transforms lives and brings communities together. They believe that “great projects demand that artistry, funding, and technology work together.” Their work’s expanse and beauty is more than worth a look, it’s a must-see. Check out their designs at www.workshop8.us.
Mosaic Architects & Interiors is a boutique architecture and interior design firm that specializes in creating truly customized homes, estates, and interior design. Mosaic’s team creates unique and sophisticated, contemporary or traditional, and formal or casual designs – each reflecting the client’s style and personality. Mosaic’s services include architecture, specializing in fine custom homes and hospitality projects: interior design, with particular attention to selecting interior finishes and other interior elements to complement their architectural designs; owner representation and project management; green consultation; furniture and art design; color and art consultation; and branding and marketing support. Be sure to see their portfolio of exceptional designs at www.mosaicarchitects.com.
If you need help making smart environmental choices when designing new homes, additions, remodels or commercial buildings, call the experts at Sustainably Built. They are a team of green building consultants working with owners, builders and architects to make informed decisions about energy efficiency, renewable energy, durable materials, and indoor air quality. Services provided include HERS Ratings, Mechanical System Design, Energy Modeling, Energy Plus Modeling, Passive Solar Design, and Energy Audits. To get started, visit their website at www.sustainablybuilt.com.
The heart of a home is the kitchen, and Studio 3 creates kitchens to love. But they don’t stop there. Their award-winning designs include kitchen, bath and interiors. The firm will “make your dream a reality,” and create a total room whether for new construction or remodels for kitchens, baths, wet bars, libraries, home offices, laundry rooms, and entertainment centers. Studio 3 focuses on creative designs to produce a unique and exciting environment. To begin your dream kitchen, start at www.studio3kitchen.com.
Surround Architecture is an award-winning design firm that provides cutting edge architectural design fused with technical know-how. The Surround Architecture team provides creative architectural design, feasibility and conceptual studies, planning, contract administration, interior design and tenant improvements for projects ranging from new homes, remodels and renovations to commercial construction and interiors, and mixed use buildings. If you love getting into the rafters, nuts and bolts, be sure to check out Surround Architecture’s blog for lots of ‘in progress’ pictorials on fascinating projects.
15th Street Design District Crawl
Presented by the 15th Street Design District.
Friday, April 29
15th Street between Canyon and Arapahoe
Click here for more information.
We are excited to feature the district as our Featured Friend for April – a month in which we focus on design in Boulder. Watch for stories on outstanding design firms in this space all month.