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Decoding Distilleries: Part II

We talked in our [last post] about what goes into the design of a great distillery—and Sketchworks has designed its fair share of local spirit-makers, including State Line Distillery, Death’s Door Distillery and Dancing Goat Distillery. Besides using a combination of unique materials, such as reclaimed barn wood, limestone, glass and metal (as in the […]

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Decoding Distilleries: Part I

If you’ve toured a distillery, you know a lot of thought goes into not only the flavor profile of the spirit you’re tasting, but of the design of the facility to make it functional for the distiller, and comfortable for guests. Sketchworks Architecture has designed a few notable Madison area distilleries: State Line Distillery, Death’s Door Distillery […]

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2019 40 Under 40: An impressive class

2019 40 Under 40: An impressive class This month, In Business magazine, Madison’s premier monthly business-to-business publication, honored our very own Director of Operations, Erin Summers, in their 2019 40 under 40 class!  “These are young leaders primed to take Dane County into the future. Their qualities include exemplary personal and career achievements, problem-solving skills, […]

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New distillery keeps modern barn design and agricultural feeling

“The design goal was to create a modern distillery and visitor center using traditional Midwestern agricultural design cues and materials for a unique design on a traditional barn vernacular.” – Brad Koning, Partner | AIA.  Common interests and goals brought together Travis Hasse, founder of Travis Hasse Distilling Co., and project architect Sketchworks Architecture LLC.  Read more about this […]

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Food Fight Opening 20th Restaurant

We are excited to collaborate with Food Fight Restaurant Group on their 20th restaurant design. Read more here at The Cap Times

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Forage Kitchen opening second location on west side | Madison Magazine

Looking forward to more delicious eats! Sketchworks Architecture is designing a second location for Forage Kitchen in Hilldale Madison. Read more here at Madison Magazine

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Work and Play: Designing Homes and Offices

Work and Play: Designing Homes and Offices There’s no question that designing a home and an office building are different. Knowing residential regulations and commercial building codes are imperative to an architect’s everyday toolbox. Steve Shulfer, partner and CEO of Sketchworks, has designed both—and gives us the lowdown on how an architect approaches each type […]

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Sketchworks Spotlight: Ross Treichel

Sketchworks Spotlight: Ross Treichel Everyone has a story about how they ended up in their careers and Ross Treichel is no different. Ross has been with Sketchworks Architecture for two and half years as an Architectural Designer. He is an AutoCAD and Revit wizard who loves spending time with his wife and twin boys in […]

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Some of the Biggest Breakthroughs in Architecture, Explained

Some of the Biggest Breakthroughs in Architecture, Explained Manuel Marchial, our senior architectural designer, has been working in the field since 1971. The very first architecture project he worked on starting out was a residential project for an artist in Tenerife, Spain. He’s done a lot since then, and he’s been with Sketchworks for two […]

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Design-Minded: What We Think About When We Design

 Design-Minded: What We Think About When We Design Claire Brunner, one of our architectural designers, has been with Sketchworks for seven months. She’s worked on some interesting projects for us, including an office renovation for BMO Harris, some small multi-tenant exteriors, a big-box store renovation and she’s assisted on some larger apartments. Claire takes an […]

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