The infamous economic downturn of 2009 presented an obstacle to that growth that the staff hurdled in 2010 by joining forces with other sole proprietors. To keep busy and skills sharp, the group entered a design competition for a 73-unit multifamily senior project in El Paso, Texas. This competition delivered way more than bragging rights to the winner. Firms vied for the job to build what they came up with. Stakes were as high as the urge to create the winning design. Yet, backed by a strong team, the win was in the bag. Thus, the origin story of WORKSHOP8, a name that pays homage to the original 8 creators of that winning design. The team size has grown larger than eight since then, but the name has stuck.
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