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Behind the Drafting Board

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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Delicious Design: Imagining Some of the City’s Favorite Restaurant Spaces

 Delicious Design: Imagining Some of the City’s Favorite Restaurant Spaces Madison’s stellar food reputation is no longer a secret—it’s frequently cited as a great foodie town, and Midwest Living even called it one of the “Greatest Midwest Food Towns” in 2017. Heck—even chef Tory Miller, owner of Graze, L’Etoile, Sujeo and Estrellon—will be featured on […]

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Going Green in Building Design

Going Green in Building Design Designing an Environmentally Friendly Building   Designing a “green” or environmentally friendly building isn’t a new concept. In many cases incorporating energy-saving aspects into a commercial build is the norm, and for good reason—buildings that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified have 34 percent lower carbon dioxide […]

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Building Breweries and Designing Distilleries

Building Breweries and Designing Distilleries Many of us enjoy a great microbrew or cocktail, preferably crafted by a favorite local microbrewery or distillery in our own city or town. Nationwide, the number of breweries in the U.S has increased almost 50 percent, according to Fortune. And you may have noticed the Madison area has no […]

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Nine Things You Need to Know When Hiring an Architect

Nine Things You Need to Know When Hiring an Architect Steve Shulfer, partner and CEO of Sketchworks Architecture, sheds some light on the important questions to ask when thinking of hiring an architect.   Q: How should one go about searching for a reputable architect to hire? Is there a spot a client or customer […]

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From Shulfer to Sketchworks

Take a look at the evolution of Shulfer Architects, founded in 2004, to Sketchworks Architecture, renamed in August 2017! This timeline contains some of our firms major events and featured projects! Sketchworks Architecture LLC , formerly Shulfer Architects was founded in 2004 and has two member-partners: Steve Shulfer, AIA and Bradley Koning, AIA. The Middleton, […]

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Meet the Sketchworks Team!

  Here at Sketchworks Architecture, we have over 129 years of combined experience. That’s right, we go waaaaay back. So, we wanted to share with you the inner workings of our team and exactly who we are. Read on to meet us. The Boss: Steve Shulfer Steve is the CEO, partner and big kahuna of […]

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Sketchworks Blog Launch

At Sketchworks Architecture, we’re excited to give you a peek into our world in our new blog. We’ll be posting to give you insights on what we’re working on and what exactly we do. Read on to hear about who we are and how we got started.   An entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for architecture […]

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Behind the Drafting Board

Welcome to our new blog: Behind the Drafting Board! We’re launching our blog because we want to share with you the exciting projects we’ve done and what’s going on in our world. We’re constantly in the thick of working with clients on bringing their business visions to life and figuring out the best places and […]

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