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How We Work

Workshop describes both how we approach design in general and how we approach a specific project. A workshop is a place in which to design, create, build, tinker and experiment, which reflects our approach to architectural design. A workshop is also an intense discussion and collaborative meeting with a particular focus, which connotes the way we involve our clients in the synthesis of design. At Workshop Architecture we get to know our clients and their program then use that knowledge to effect a solution that best fits the vision for the project as well as its budget. We use a variety of digital tools to effectively communicate design intent throughout all stages of design from early concept sketches to photorealistic renderings and VR imagery.

Workshop Architecture is an Oregon-certified Emerging Small Business (ESB) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Who We Are

Workshop Architecture was founded by CJ Shumate with a focus on thoughtful, creative solutions for residential and light commercial projects. CJ graduated from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts and has been practicing architecture since 1999. CJ is a licensed architect in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New York and holds a certification by the National Council of Architect Registration Boards (NCARB). Past clients include homeowners, non-profits, and local businesses.

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CJ Shumate


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