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Best of The Northwest!

Best of The Northwest!

We wanted to thank everyone who voted for our company in this years Bellingham Alive, Best of the Northwest! For the first time, we have received a Gold award from the regional magazine! It feels great to be recognized for our work because it means that we have built...

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2023 Summer Internship – Part II

2023 Summer Internship – Part II

This June, we had the pleasure of hosting Josiah, a talented and enthusiastic intern who joined our team at Haven Design Workshop. Josiah impressed us with his skills, creativity, and personality. In this blog post, we want to share some of the highlights of his...

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What is Biophilia?

What is Biophilia?

I asked an AI about biophilia. Take a moment to read my interview about one of the emerging concepts in architecture and design. If you spend time perusing architectural blogs or periodicals such as ArchDaily, Dezeen, or Dwell Magazine you will soon come across a term...

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Where to find HDW at Housing Week 2023

Where to find HDW at Housing Week 2023

There is still time to register for next weeks housing discussions Bellingham! Here is a link! Voting has also opened for the ADU competition! You can vote for the people choice here. As an office, Haven Design Workshop is looking forward to getting out to Whatcom...

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WHA Housing Week Primer

WHA Housing Week Primer

Home ownership has always been a part of the American dream. It is a badge of pride of a symbol of success.  However, when we all watched the prices in our local housing market skyrocket to the point that a typical family can no longer get into the market, it became...

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2023 Summer Internship – Part I

2023 Summer Internship – Part I

This June 2023, Haven Design Workshop brought in Josiah Redburg from St. Andrews College in Michigan for a summer internship. He is going into his 5th year of study where upon completion he will attain his Master’s degree. We took some time recently to sit down and...

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Whatcom Housing Alliance – ADU Competition

Whatcom Housing Alliance – ADU Competition

The Whatcom Housing Alliance recently opened a public competition to source ideas for the design of accessory dwelling units. The purpose  is to increase awareness of the ADUs. They believe hosting a competition with foster ideas about what an ADU can be and to give...

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Haven Plays Pickleball

Haven Plays Pickleball

Hey All! Consider this an informal invitation to come play pickleball with your favorite Bellingham architects this summer.  Last week the office took the court for some competitive (and at times sloppy) pickleball. A few people came prepared, playing warm up matches...

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Reaction – Stockholm Wood City

Reaction – Stockholm Wood City

Stockholm, Sweden has developed a masterplan for a new neighborhood that will consist of all wood buildings! A few weeks ago, many architectural journals and magazines were publishing articles about this effort that is being undertaken. Stockholm has an area of vacant...

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An ADU Primer

An ADU Primer

Accessory Dwelling units, or ADU’s, are a growing building type in America. Wander through the neighborhoods of most West Coast cities and you will begin to spot them. This primer will outline some of the reasons that ADU’s are beneficial for homeowners, communities,...

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