Workshop AD is a Seattle based architecture practice focused on compelling projects across a range of geographies and scales.
We believe a workshop is not about a single voice, but a collective effort. We also believe in a workshop’s most honorable commitments to material, craft, and exploration. This model guides our practice and inspires us to pursue design critically, insightfully, and imaginatively.
We currently work within wide range of urban and rural conditions, climate, building types and uses found throughout the West and Alaska. Each project is uniquely informed by the needs of our clients, the integration of strong building forms and environment, the considered use of materials and daylight, and the clear expression for the human experience of a place.
Golden View Residence | Anchorage, AK
This projects involved the redesign and completion of a partially constructed house on the Upper Hillside in Anchorage. Construction on the house had ceased for over five years resulting in significant technical and organizational issues that needed to be resolved in order for the structure to be completed.
Perched above the landscape by a steel structural system the platform stretches across the hillside like an extended tree house. Walnut panels, natural stone, and concrete floors create a sophisticated and varied experience of the Alaskan landscape.