West Workshop Architects                  202-957-0933

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Our Company

West Workshop is an award winning architecture and design practice founded in 2017 by architect Kurt West and is based in Washington, DC with a satellite location in Charlottesville, VA.

The firm’s design practice operates across a spectrum of scales, from urban design speculation to commissioned architectural projects, custom furniture and public artworks.

WWA is a young and ambitious practice that endeavors to generate design solutions which are culturally relevant, environmentally responsible, beautiful and on budget.

Currently, the firm’s research focus is two-fold: 1)  Housing solutions responsive to the unique zoning regulations and market trends that have shaped the suburban fabric of Washington, DC; and 2) Low-tech bespoke cladding systems.

Our Services

Architecture & Interior Design

Residential -
Working closely with homeowners, contractors and real estate developers, our residential projects include individual homes, additions, renovations and kitchen/bath remodels. 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 functional results. You can see some of our furniture projects here.

Public Art

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, Crozet & Richmond.

Maryland: Bethesda, Potomac, Annapolis, Takoma Park & Montgomery County

Michigan: Jackson, Lansing & Ann Arbor

Indiana: Indianapolis, Muncie, Richmond and Ft. Wayne

Tennessee: Nashville, Murfreesboro and Franklin

Other: Washington DC, Outer Banks, and Long Island 

Our People

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 and Washington, DC.

Frank Soccoli - Frank leads the business development activities for West Workshop. Frank has over 35 years of expertise in business planning, marketing, product management, engineering and business development. Frank is known as a recognized leader, speaker and creative thinker with ability to build and manage customer relationships. He has held numerous management positions with Northrop Grumman and has received awards for design and marketing excellence.


Frank holds an MBA from New York University Stern Business School, an MS in Transportation Planning & Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a BS in Civil Engineering from New York University.


Past Interns & Collaborators  - Brent White, Christine Nguyen, Cole Montgomery,  Justin Dhein,  Kayla Bien, Salvatore Benvenga, Shayan Ghodousi and William Haynes 

Join Our Team

Interested in joining the West Workshop team? Shoot us a PDF of your CV and work samples no larger than 8mb to kurt@westworkshop.com.

Email: kurt@westworkshop.com
Phone: 202-957-0933