COLLABORATIVE TO THE CORE

Workshop/APD’s greatest strength lies in the diverse talent and expertise of our multidisciplinary team. We bring global perspectives and vast experience in architecture, interiors, product design, planning, engineering and branding to projects of every type and scale. We pursue innovation relentlessly but never lose sight of the past.

The Workshop/APD aesthetic is indefinable, because each project is characterized by a unique combination of talents and circumstances that is impossible to recreate; the perfect team, collaborators and consultants, endlessly unique project locations, and client needs and desires. However, our work – obsessively detailed and crafted, inviting and intentional – is unmistakable.

Vertically Integrated Design

We Believe
WE BELIEVE passionately in the power of good design to shape the human experience, from ground-up architecture to our tactile, sculptural bath fixtures. In our homes, rarely-used rooms become family gathering places, and we set the scene for drama, comedy and romance in hotels and restaurants. Our team dives deep for luxury development projects, studying crash points and adjacencies to develop one-of-a-kind amenities and engaging common spaces that build community and drive meaningful interaction.

Regardless of the location, from New York City to Pebble Beach, or the Caribbean to Aspen, CO, our modern design are at once striking and seamlessly integrated, elevating the experience of users and passers-by alike.
We Advance
WE ADVANCE big ideas. We commit to design that is ethical, poetic, and of its time. We design homes, hotels, restaurants, residential developments and communities that celebrate the project’s location and history, demonstrating a profound respect for the physical and contextual environment in which it is realized. No project is complete without a compelling exterior narrative, often lush with native plants and grasses, to draw the eye and the action outside.

We extend the experience beyond the structure to merge landscape, neighborhood, architecture, and furnishings in a beautiful, synergistic unit. Architecture does not exist in a vacuum, and we take our responsibility to the communities where we build and design seriously.
We Embrace
WE EMBRACE technology and celebrate craft, bringing materiality and contrast to luxurious modern spaces. “Modern” underscores an approach that is innovative and forward thinking. “Craft” is not limited to the handmade, but rather is an open-minded exploration of the ways that simple materials and connections can be elevated by transformation and continue to evolve over time. Finished, refined, textured, honed, engineered, joined and detailed: in revealing the hand of the maker we breathe life into the materials of our trade.

Subtle variations make each project and space unique, whether the work is done by hand, by machine, or by time and weather. There is beauty in these so-called “imperfections”, which imbue a decorative, tactile quality and invite investigation and touch, activating a meaningful relationship between a space and its inhabitants. This is what gives modern design a soul.
We Deliver
WE DELIVER sophisticated, timelessly modern projects that are perfectly of their place, time, and intended use. Through a unique, vertically integrated service offering that spans all aspects of architecture, interior design and product design, Workshop/APD can own every step of the process from inception to completion.

Through program, massing and form studies we find and build upon a site’s best attributes, framing a project narrative that informs all future design decisions. We understand how scale relates to interior architecture, exploring how people will interact in each space and how the interiors, fixtures and finishes will take form from this narrative. We think of each furnishing, fitting, fabric and finish as an extension of its surroundings, creating interesting tension or subtly enhancing the architecture. We are obsessed with craft and construction, immersing ourselves in each detail’s endless options, studying the trade and its techniques, and exploring a material's tactile qualities.

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