West Workshop is an award-winning architecture and interior design studio founded in 2017 by architect Kurt West with offices in Raleigh and Washington, DC
The firm’s design practice operates in the field of contemporary design across a
spectrum of scales, including commissioned architectural projects, interiors, custom furniture and public artworks.
Architecture & Interior Design
Commercial Projects –
Our commercial clients rely on West Workshop for full design services – guiding the process from conception to finish selections to construction. With our personalized approach, our experienced team of designers, consultants and contractors work together with an in-depth understanding of the unique requirements of each client’s operation and business objectives.
Residential Projects -
West Workshop undertakes residential projects ranging from individual homes to additions and interior renovations. Working closely with homeowners, contractors, and real estate developers, we embrace innovative residential design, which includes modern modular homes and energy-efficient design. Involved in every phase of the project with our clients, the design team, consultants, and contractors strive from start to finish to incorporate beautiful and functional elements that meet our clients’ needs and budgets.
Furniture & Object Design
More than utilitarian, 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 a 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.
West Workshop pursues public art commissions as opportunities for architectural and tectonic experimentation. Common themes of this work explore the relationship between construction materials & methods, context and utility. You can see our
Public Art projects here.
Partial Client List
Local Time Brewery
Nightingale Rooftop Bar
Disruptive Process Solutions
Cultivate Coffee Roasters
Mudhouse Coffee Roasters
We Care Center
North State Sport & Spine
Areas We Serve
North Carolina: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Wendell, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Apex, Asheville, Boone, Lake James, Lake Norman, Lake Gaston, Sanford, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Wake County, Hickory, Wilmington & Oak Island
Virginia: Arlington, Falls Church, Great Falls, Alexandria, McLean, Reston, Fairfax, Annandale, Lake Anna, Culpepper, Albermarle County, Nelson County, Fauquier County, Chesapeake Bay, Charlottesville & Richmond.
Washington, DC: Capitol Hill, Columbia Heights, Georgetown, Friendship Heights, Petworth, Adams Morgan and all of the great neighborhoods of the District. We love DC.
Indiana: Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Muncie, Ft. Wayne, Carmel, Fishers, New Albany, South Bend, Lake Wawasee, Columbus, Madison, Valpo and Michigan City
Lansing, Ann Arbor & Irish Hills
Nashville, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Franklin & Smoky Mountains
Kurt West, AIA, NCARB
Born into a military family, Kurt grew up throughout the U.S. and Germany, but
he considers himself a Hoosier. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Virginia with a Masters in Architecture and received a
Bachelors in Architecture from Ball State University. 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, Indiana, Texas, Arizona and Washington, DC.
Kurt is currently an instructor with the Architecture Is Free Foundation and has been an invited juror at Virginia Tech, SCAD and Ball State University, among other institutions.
Justin Vedder, Senior Project Architect
Justin has a passion for placemaking, and throughout his career he has helped clients create engaging spaces that contribute to the thriving communities. He studied architecture at Ball State University and Miami University where he received a B.S. in Architecture and a Master of Architecture respectively. Justin brings to WW over 15 years of design and construction knowledge of various building typologies including higher education, multifamily and mixed use projects.
Past Interns & Collaborators
Adam Louie, Andrea Valencia,
Brent White, Cailey Kurkul, Christine Nguyen,
Cole Montgomery, Justin Dhein, Marc Haas, Niko Theofylaktos, Salvatore Benvenga, Shayan Ghodousi and
Join Our Team
Interested in joining the West Workshop team? Shoot us a PDF of your CV and work samples no larger than 10mb to email@example.com.