West Workshop is an award-winning architecture and design practice founded in 2017 by architect Kurt West and is based in Raleigh, NC and Washington, DC.
The firm’s design practice operates across a
spectrum of scales, from urban design speculation to
commissioned architectural projects, custom furniture and public artworks.
Architecture & Interior Design
Working closely with homeowners, contractors and real estate developers, our
residential projects include individual homes, additions and renovations. We embrace innovative residential design, which includes modern modular homes and energy efficient home design. We work along with our
clients, consultants and contractors from start to finish of a project, covering design,
interiors, permitting and build-out to create beautiful and functional finished projects that meet our clients’ needs and budgets.
Commercial – We offer full design services for our commercial clients - from conception to interiors
to equipment selections. With our particular approach, our experienced team of designers, consultants and contractors work together with an understanding of the
unique requirements of each client’s operation, and we execute projects accordingly.
Furniture & Object Design
We refer to these projects as “small architecture”. West Workshop designs and
creates one-of-a-kind furniture and objects specifically conceived and crafted for each project. This may include a custom coffee table for the home, light fixtures for a
restaurant or a built-in bookcase or storage for an office. We collaborate with a
trusted team of skilled artisans and craftsmen throughout the country, allowing us to employ an extensive range of materials, techniques and finishes for beautiful and
West Workshop pursues public art commissions as opportunities for architectural and tectonic experimentation. Common themes of this work explore the relationship between material, site-specificity, and the fabrication process. You can see our
Public Art projects here.
Areas We Serve
Virginia: Arlington, Falls Church, Great Falls, Alexandria, McLean, Reston, Fairfax, Annandale, Lake Anna, Culpepper, Albermarle County, Nelson County, Fauquier County, Chesapeake Bay, Charlottesville & Richmond.
North Carolina: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington & Outer Banks
Maryland: Bethesda, Potomac, Annapolis, Takoma Park & Montgomery County
South Carolina: Florence, Rock Hill, Spartanburg & Myrtle Beach
Lansing, Ann Arbor & Irish Hills
Indianapolis, Muncie & Ft. Wayne
Nashville, Murfreesboro and Franklin
Other: Washington, DC and Long Island, NY
Kurt West, AIA Born into a military family, Kurt grew up throughout the U.S. and Germany, but
he considers himself as much a Texan as he is a Hoosier. He received a
Bachelors in Architecture from Ball State University and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Virginia with a Masters in Architecture. Prior to launching West Workshop, Kurt apprenticed at Morphosis Architects in Los
Angeles in addition to stops in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. Kurt is married with 3 children, an avid baseball fan and licensed to practice architecture in
Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, DC.