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How Burgers and Beer Factored Into Mr Brews Taphouse Design

May 28 is National Hamburger Day and in honor of this all-American day we wanted to spotlight Sketchworks Architecture client Mr Brews Taphouse, a burger and beer bar with 12 locations nationwide. The franchise was founded in 2013 in Weston, Wis., and Sketchworks’ design team has been involved in each location since. Because Mr Brews […]

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Three Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change How Employees Work: Part II

In our second post in this series (read Part I here), we look at more ways workplaces will alter their physical spaces, cleaning practices and aesthetics. Hygiene Expectations Will Rise It’s hard now not to think about using hand sanitizer after every time you touch a doorknob or communal surface at work. Indeed, our cleanliness […]

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Three Ways the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change How Employees Work: Part I

The last few months have been unprecedented in our personal and work lives. Businesses are closed, employees are working from home and homeschooling has become the norm. But looking beyond the present, what will change as we return back to our workplaces? Here are some aspects that companies may look to revamp. Working From Home […]

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Cheers! to Sketchworks Client Rockhound Brewing Company

On April 5, 2020, Rockhound Brewing Company celebrated their four-year anniversary. Sketchworks had the honor of working with owner Nate Warnke to bring his 4,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant vision to life. We talked to Warnke and Sketchworks project manager Kirk Biodrowski about how Sketchworks was able to tangibly take Warnke’s inspiration and turn it into […]

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Building Boom

  In a city full of exciting tech companies (Zendesk, Exact Sciences, Epic and Google, among them), it’s a must to have housing to accommodate those employees. In response, apartment complexes continue to pop up in all parts of the city—from downtown to Middleton to Waunakee. And Sketchworks has worked on their fair share of […]

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Keys to Smart Space Design

It’s a given that an architect is adept at space planning and knowing the functionality and flow of a room—or an entire building. So, how does an architect get down to the nitty-gritty for smart space planning in a commercial or residential build? We talked to project manager Nick Badura about his process. How is […]

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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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