about

philosophy

workshop

awards

about

Architectural Workshop was founded by Mark Bowers in 1999. The formation arose from a common desire to provide a greater level of creativity, innovation and excellence in architecture.

Architectural Workshop is based upon a Design Team approach. Our experience shows that the best project solutions come from a qualified team of design professionals that have a history together of problem solving and creative solutions.

philosophy

We approach every project with creativity, enthusiasm and a commitment to quality that has resulted in projects that are consistently within budget, on schedule and exceed the owners’ expectations. Architectural Workshop is committed to taking ordinary projects and making them extraordinary.

The design approach of every project incorporates four design criteria:

CREATIVE | Creativity is the ability to see beyond the obvious, to imagine a design solution that allows a project to go beyond its constraints and archive the highest level of architecture possible.

INNOVATIVE | Innovation takes the available resources and using experience, knowledge and talent builds a composition where the total is greater than the sum of its parts.

SUSTAINABLE | Sustainable design seeks out the most practical balance between the natural and the built environment through a careful combination of the site amenities, construction methods and building materials.

UNIQUE | Every project, like every living object, should be wonderfully created to be unique to its location, its function and to the purpose for which it is intended.

workshop

To foster a higher level of creativity and exploration of architectural design, a workshop environment was created and continues to be the model for our office. We are able to find solutions and propose options that other firms have often overlooked because of our thorough and collaborative process.

From our 40 plus years of combined experience, we have found that owners want the best solutions possible. We have responded to these needs by creating a workshop environment. The workshop environment brings all relevant parties to the table, including owners, engineers, designers and contractors to work together to find the best solutions.

Architectural Workshop’s passion is to create architecture that incorporates the art of form, function and beauty that goes beyond the utilitarian to touch the emotions. This is achieved through creativity, innovation, sustainability and uniqueness.

awards

2017
Cornell Residence – Englewood, CO
Silver Award – Whole House $300K – $700K,
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards

Cornell Residence – Englewood, CO
First Place Award – Residential Renovation Under 4,000sf,
ASID Crystal Awards

Comcast Media & Technology Center – Denver, CO
Silver Citation – Interior Renovation,
American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase

Gilmore House – Englewood, CO
Regional Award – Insurance Restoration,
Qualified Remodeler Chrysalis Award

2016
College of Arts and Media at Tivoli – Denver, CO
Merit Award – Interior Architecture,
AIA Denver Design Awards

College of Arts and Media at Tivoli – Denver, CO
First Place Award – Institutional,
ASID Crystal Awards

College of Arts and Media at Tivoli – Denver, CO
First Place Citation – Renovation/Modernization,
American School & University Architectural Portfolio

College of Arts and Media at Tivoli – Denver, CO
Best Award – Learn,
IIDA RMC

Cornell Residence – Englewood, CO
Merit Award – Live,
IIDA RMC

Cornell Residence – Englewood, CO
Gold Award – Whole House Remodel $250K – $500K,
HBA CARE Awards

Gilmore House – Englewood, CO
Gold Award – Insurance Restoration,
HBA CARE Awards

2015
University Flats – Greeley, CO
Greeley Excellence in Community Design Awards

2013
Green Cube – Denver, CO
First Place – Residential 3,000-5,000sf,
ASID Crystal Awards

Airport House – Erie, CO
Honorable Mention – Residential,
ASID National Elevate Award

2012
The Airport House – Erie, CO
First Place – Residential 3,000-5,000sf,
ASID Crystal Awards

2011
Green Cube – Denver, CO
First Place – Custom Home,
HBA BAR Awards

The Trebbiano – Camerata Homes, CO
First Place – Custom Home,
HBA BAR Awards

Green Cube – Denver, CO
Finalist – Green Home of the Year,
HBA BAR Awards

The Design Studio – Architectural Workshop Office – Denver, CO
Second Place – Commercial,
CSDA Awards, ColoradoBiz

publications

2017
Article

– Second Act –
featuring Gilmore House
5280 Home

Article
– Aurora Fair Brings a Wealth of Services to the Homeless –
featuring Aurora Homeless Resource Center
Westword

Article
– Denver university gets $5 million to mix art, tech and entrepreneurship in new center –
featuring Comcast Media & Technology Center
Denver Post

Article
– New media and technology center connects students with Comcast –
featuring Comcast Media & Technology Center
CU Denver Today

Article
– Archetype Plans to Launch With Gin and Vodka at South Broadway Distillery –
featuring Archetype Distillery
Westword

2016
Interior Design (textbook)
– by Stephanie A. Clemons, Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC –
featuring:
• College of Arts & Media, University of Colorado Denver
• Regency Student Housing, University of Colorado Denver
• First Community Bank
• Green Valley Lofts
The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc. Publisher

Article
– Multi-family Housing Round Up –
featuring Shadow Ridge at Southlands II
Colorado Construction & Design Magazine

Article
– Renovation/Addition and Reuse Round Up –
featuring Archetype Distillery
Colorado Construction & Design Magazine

2015
Article
– Erie’s Loveliest Swimming Hole –
featuring the Airport House
5280 Home

2014
Article
– Dream Homes: Where Earth Meets Sky –
featuring the Airport House
Denver Life Magazine

2013
Article
– Separation of Land & Sky –
featuring The Airport House
HangarSphere Magazine

2011
Selected Works
– architectural workshop –
Lulu Publishing

21st Century Homes
– Innovative Design by North America’s Leading Architects –
featuring The Airport House
Panache Publishing

Interview
– Modern Home Tour Denver –
featuring the Osage Residences
Fox31 – Denver News

Article
– DC Homes –
featuring The Airport House
Companions Corporate Publishing