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.
Architecture & Interior Design
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.
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
Jackson, Lansing & Ann Arbor
Indianapolis, Muncie, Richmond and Ft. Wayne
Nashville, Murfreesboro and Franklin
Other: Washington DC, Outer Banks, and Long Island
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 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.