Just one year has passed since Makers opened its doors to the Seattle community, but the company is already growing out of its original offices.
So, to create more room for members, Makers is expanding its co-working space inside the Guiry/Schillestad Building near Pike Place Market and adding an additional 4,000 square feet to bring the total space to 11,000 square feet.
Caitlin Agnew and Lana Morisoli founded Makers last year as a place for just about anyone to get work done. Small startups occupy most offices, but several employees from corporations like Microsoft and Amazon rent out conference rooms for offsite meetings.
“Overall, we’re finding that our larger teams love to interact and mix with the freelancers and small businesses in our space, and vice versa,” Agnew said.
Makers is taking over open space that’s just down the hallway from the original location after seeing a need for more “team” suites that can accommodate bigger groups. There was also demand for additional private meeting rooms.
“We just want to keep everyone happy, and we believe our expansion will be a wonderful compliment to the services we offer,” Agnew said.
Office rental rates range from $150 for five days per month to $575 for 24/7 access. Makers also charges hourly drop-in rates for people who need temporary space and has enough open area for those looking to put on an event.
Members, who include employees from companies like Living Social, Sidecar and Postmates, enjoy amenities like Wi-Fi, lounges, phone booths, a kitchen and locked storage.