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Sketchworks Architecture

Behind the Drafting Board

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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On-Screen Architects

On-Screen Architects If you’re a movie buff or a TV show fanatic, you’ve probably come across a character whose occupation is “architect”. On-screen architects are portrayed in various ways; sometimes as a mysterious intellectual who has a fondness for dark clothing (i.e. Liam Neeson-Love Actually); sometimes as a quirky, creative, hopeless romantic (i.e. Ted Mosby- […]

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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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2017 Associated Builders and Contractors Award Winner: The Employer Group

 The Employer Group The Employer Group and Sketchworks Architecture teamed up in 2016 to create an attention-grabbing office building with a modern aesthetic for the expanding Human Resource Consulting firm located in Verona, WI. The dynamic duo achieved their goal by incorporating curves throughout the building and utilizing modern materials such as metal panel, stone […]

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Buildings We Wish We Had Designed

 Buildings We Wish We Had Designed A large part of working in a creative, yet analytical industry like architecture is studying what works—and why. Buildings need to have form and function—many times they cannot only be a concrete box with just a utilitarian purpose. We’re constantly tasked with figuring out how we can meet our […]

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In Business Magazine “Most Innovative Green Solution” Award Winner: State Line Distillery

State Line Distillery State Line Distillery won the 2018 “Most Innovative Green Solution” Award from In Business Magazine. Continue reading below for some fun facts about the project! Who? What? When? Where? Who: State Line Distillery founded by John Mleziva; Designed by Sketchworks Architecture; Construction by Supreme Structures Inc.; Engineered by MP-Squared Structural Engineers What: […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Check out the infographic below to learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his designs throughout Wisconsin!

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Top Five Things That Have Changed in the Field of Architecture

Top Five Things That Have Changed in the Field of Architecture   Our fearless leader Steve Shulfer has been in the industry for 25 years. Back when he started, Sleepless in Seattle came out, grunge was in and a movie ticket cost $4. Needless to say, he’s seen a lot of change. We asked him […]

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