A former 300,000 SF auto production plant was converted into individual makerspaces to accommodate tenants who range from woodworkers to brewmasters to drone fabricators to VR modeling. As a tenant amenity, MacCracken Architects was engaged to revise an 18,000 SF open space in the center of the floor plan to provide a common area for tenant interaction, client meetings and an escape from the individual tenant spaces. Amenities include a raised assembly area for facility wide presentations, a break room and cafe area, and private and semi-private meeting areas that can be reserved. The design revolves around raised platforms and drop ceilings, each providing a different level of privacy, culminating with a shared cafe space. Welded raw steel planters surround more intimate spaces, and raised geometric meeting areas with ample display space surround the perimeter.
Wood slat suspended ceiling Sealed white oak plank Welded hot rolled steel Perforated aluminum Acrylic panels Cement tiles