A new collaborative work space is opening up in a historic building, this time in Detroit’s Financial District. SpaceLab Detroit will open later this spring for small business professionals, entrepreneurs, and those who just need an office downtown. The 5,200-square-foot space will include a design library, project display areas, conference rooms, and shared administrative services.
The venture is a collaboration between Karen Burton, a marketing consultant with a background in architecture, and her husband Bobby Burton, an accountant and IT executive. Karen says of the venture, “As an entrepreneur, I know what it’s like to work from home without all the amenities of a typical large office, including being able to turn to a co-worker to share an idea. I understand the need for solopreneurs and small businesses to be able to collaborate and share resources.”
SpaceLab Detroit will host Detroit’s first AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) Hackathon, an international, multi-city design and tech event.
The space is located in the U.S. Mortgage Bond Building, located at 607 Shelby. Designed by architect Harry S. Angel in 1925, the building was purchased by Basco in 2013; they’ve been updating and restoring this neoclassical building since.
SpaceLab Detroit is planning on opening in May and they’re accepting membership now.