What Our Clients are Saying...
"Our experience with Design Workshop has been second to none. Everything we have asked for has been successfully accomplished regardless of the amount of time we needed it in. If we are selected for the project by the Colorado State Land Board, it will be a direct result of all the time, effort, patience, insight, and intelligence that Design Workshop associates and principals have expended on this project. It has been a privilege to work with the following associates: Joe Porter, Becky Zimmermann, Eliot Hoyt, Carol Sperat, and Terri Harrington. They, along with all other associates that have supported them on this project, have done a first class job. Thanks for everything."
Why Choose Us?
We see the big picture.
We practice DW Legacy Design® – the methodology and approach of all our projects – which allows us to merge artistic vision, environmental sensitivity, community values and sound economics to create unique and dramatic places that stand the test of time and leave a legacy for future generations.
We practice “green” design.
Environmental concerns have always been center-stage for us. This is not an optional component of our design but essential to each project. In the course of our work, we have found innovative and economically viable solutions to even the most serious environmental challenges.
We cultivate passion.
We harbor a culture of high standards and we care deeply about what we do. You can see it in our work, you will feel it in our client meetings. We find deep meaning in our projects and we put our heart into them. And we communicate this passion at all levels – from the design partner who heads the team, to the landscape architects we have schooled in client communication.
We speak plainly.
We like straight talk, but we don't disdain true debate of the deeper issues. We just don't like flash and dazzle – the kind of Archi-Speak that ends up confusing or intimidating people instead of educating them and persuading them. The issues may not be simple, but that's all the more reason to make our dialog as clear and direct as possible.
We are thorough.
Research and documentation are priorities on every project because they give us a foundation on which we can build our next projects. Our roots are in academia and our orientation as a firm has always been imbued with the values of learning. Our firm has an impressive number of advanced degrees from the top university programs in the world and our professional development program (Design U) is one of the most rigorous in the nation.
We encourage creativity.
We believe everybody has something to offer. That's why, since our early days, we've kept our firm a flat organization where all employees have a chance to contribute, to take charge – and to advance their careers.
We're close by.
Throughout three decades of planning and design, our work has taken us into a wealth of new territories. In several of those places we've put down roots, making our style of boutique-firm attention available on a large scale.
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