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Design Workshop Moves Into New Raleigh Office

We are pleased to announce that we have moved into our permanent office location in Raleigh, located at 301 N. West Street. Previously, the studio was based in a co-working space located in the revitalized warehouse district. The 1,800-square-foot office accommodates the team, with social distancing requirements, including Emily McCoy and Glenn Walters who serve as co-office directors guiding the strategic direction and growth of the firm’s Raleigh office.

Design Workshop Becomes Employee-Owned Company

Design Workshop is pleased to announce that it is now 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) owned. "With the move to a 100% employee-owned company, Design Workshop now has a framework for ownership transition that provides a substantial long-term benefit for employees and positions the firm for continued success in our next 50 years,” said Kurt Culbertson

Design Workshop Announces 2020 Principal & Associate Promotions

“While COVID-19 has us all working from home, we remain committed to recognizing our employees for their hard work and efforts. We are delighted to announce the promotion of these 11 team members who are being recognized for their leadership, commitment to professional growth, contributions to their communities, and their efforts towards the growth and success of others.” — Becky Zimmermann

Women's History Month 2020

In honor of National Women’s History Month, we are excited to launch a month-long series sharing the stories about what the women at Design Workshop are doing to help or have done to positively impact the lives of other women or girls in their local communities.

Patrick Mooney book features four DW projects

Patrick Mooney launched his new book, Planting Design: Connecting People to Place in Vancouver.

Client Q&A with Lee Farris

"Every day I run into City employees who live in Cadence who tell me the community has exceeded their expectations in terms of quality of life. And now we are in the Top 10 best-selling communities in the U.S.! Check out the entire interview with Lee Farris, Manager of Land Development for The Landwell Company, collaborating with us on the Cadence project for the last 16 years.

Client Q&A with Dan Van Leeuwen

"This project has made me realize what it means to put together a good Master Plan where the long-term strategy is tested against our business goals and priorities. The Design Workshop team helped me see how the project should evolve over time, ‘future-proofing’ it for the long term." Check out the full interview with Dan Van Leeuwen, Managing Director of Development for Canderel MDC Development, who has been collaborating with us on the TAZA project for the last 3 years.

Client Q&A with Paul Hayes

“We were in the early stages of planning for a land development project – formerly referred to as the Market District – in Des Moines, Iowa. This hip, new area will be an entirely new development on an eight-acre park next to the river…” Check out the full interview with Paul Hayes, President of East Village Green, LLC.

Client Q&A with Brandon Cooper

"As the City of Ogden continues to grow, it’s time to rethink our existing design and planning standards for downtown Ogden to ensure we have a Master Plan that serves the needs of our community for the next 15 to 20 years. Thus, the Make Ogden initiative was born." Check out the full interview with Brandon Cooper, Deputy Director of the Community and Economic Development for the City of Ogden in Utah and client for the last thirteen years.

Design Workshop Returns to its Roots Opening a New Office in Raleigh

The move places the Design Workshop studio in a central location in the mid-atlantic and southeast regions allowing it to better serve the burgeoning urban population in the southeast.

American Society of Landscape Architects Elevates Allyson Mendenhall of Design Workshop to the Council of Fellows

Elevation to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors that the ASLA bestows upon its members and recognizes their contributions to the profession and is based on their work, leadership and management, knowledge and service to society at large.

Lafitte Greenway project selected to participate in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) Landscape Performance Series case study 2020 program

The project‘s environmental, social and economic benefits will be evaluated by an academic research team led by Professor Lake Douglas of Louisiana State University’s Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture.

Becky Zimmermann receives Denver Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award

Thirty-six finalists and one Lifetime Achievement Award winner have been named in Denver Business Journal's 21st Outstanding Women in Business awards program.

INSIGHT: Three Trends to Know in Community Park Landscape Design & Planning

A look at the relevant trends that Design Workshop incorporated into the planning and design of the new Branch Park in a mixed-income, mixed-use urban village in Austin, Texas.

Claire Hempel appointed to City of Austin Planning Commission

Claire's two-year term begins on July 1. She will work with fellow commissioners to guide the growth and direction of land development in Austin.

Paul Squadrito promoted to Technical Principal

In this role, he will provide firmwide leadership and professional development in the areas of quality control, project management, and technical execution.

2019 Austin Green Awards

The 2019 Austin Green Awards Celebration recognizes four outstanding projects.

Equity-focused Parks

Vancouver approves an equity-focused parks strategy for the future.

Internationally Recognized Lighting Designer Patrick Quigley Joins Design Workshop

Design Workshop is pleased to announce that Patrick B. Quigley, IALD, will join the firm as principal of lighting design. Based in the Los Angeles office, he will help guide lighting concepts and programming, develop sustainability strategies, and manage other lighting-related services for the firm’s clients around the world.

Jessica Garrow Joins Design Workshop

Community Development Director Jessica Garrow, AICP, will join the firm as a senior level planner. In this role, she will be responsible for guiding the planning efforts of Design Workshop’s international roster of clients.

Design Workshop on 50 Years

ColoradoBiz features Design Workshop's 50 Years in Business and Colorado

Design Workshop turns 50

Design Workshop Celebrates 50 Years of Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning

Design Workshop 2019 promotions

Design Workshop announces 11 promotions recognizing exceptional leadership and commitment to professional growth.

Los Alamos Tourism Plan Receives National Planning Award

APA Announces 2019 National Planning Award Recipients

Hotel Jerome featured in Forbes

Inside Aspen's Hottest New Nightlife Venue At Hotel Jerome

Vanke Lake Songhua Resort Wins Title of China's Best Ski Resort

Design Workshop is pleased to announce for the second year running, Vanke Lake Songhua Resort has won the award for China’s Best Ski Resort from the 2018 World Ski Awards.

Design Workshop Wins Three National ASLA Awards

Design Workshop has been awarded with three National ASLA Professional Awards this year, which are the highest honors presented by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Women's History Month Q&A

As the month of March and Women’s History Month comes wraps up, we are recognizing the women of Design Workshop.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Selects Design Workshop Team To Develop Gateway Plan

The plan will envision a new physical framework to help the Center serve more people.

Design Workshop Redesigns Winter Park Plaza

The project is anticipated to be completed in November 2018 in time for the Winter Park ski resort to open for the winter season.

City of Aspen Preparing for Upheaval of Pedestrian Malls

The city is preparing to rip up 130,000 square feet on Hyman, Mill, Cooper and Galena streets that comprise Aspen’s pedestrian malls.

APA Features New Book "Creating Planning Documents" by Design Workshop

Written by planning practitioners and based on hard-earned experience, this PAS Report standardizes guidance for planning documentation.

Community Members Learn About New Concepts for Improving Forest Park

Forest Park Great Streets Study has identified a range of potential improvements to how visitors — particularly those on foot and bike — experience the Park

Greenroads Certifies First Project in Texas

The Greenroads Foundation announced that the Bagby Street  Reconstruction Project in Houston, Texas has become the first project to achieve Greenroads Certification in the  State of Texas, receiving a Silver Rating for its design and construction sustainability efforts.

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