West Workshop Architects                  202-957-0933

Our Company

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.

Our Services

Architecture & Interior Design

Residential -
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 functional results. 

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 & 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

Michigan: Lansing, Ann Arbor & Irish Hills

Indiana: Indianapolis, Muncie & Ft. Wayne

Tennessee: Nashville, Murfreesboro and Franklin

Other: Washington, DC and Long Island, NY

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, North Carolina and Washington, DC.


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