Stefanie Brechbuehler MArch 06 Architecture, Robert Andrew Highsmith MArch 08, Ryan Mahoney MArch 06
Workstead is a design studio founded in 2009 by Architecture alumni Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith (fellow RISD graduate Ryan Mahoney joined the project shortly after it had been established). From their studios in Brooklyn, NY and Charleston, SC they focus on architectural and interior design, lighting, furniture and exhibitions. In 2012 Workstead designed the public spaces for the highly acclaimed Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. The studio's lighting can be found in showrooms around the world or online. Their installations can be found in the collections of Barneys, Facebook, Levi's, Google, Yelp, the Harpoon Brewery and in private residences all over the world. They are currently working on commercial and residential projects in New York and Charleston.