No Way! Six Surprising Ways that People are Using Shared Workspace Communities

by | January 24, 2021

Many people associate shared workspaces/coworking spaces as an environment designed for professional work to take place. Although very true, these spaces know how to turn it up!  Shared workspace communities are beautiful gathering places that also serve as a mecca for…anything meaningful. Think of these spaces as community clubhouses; maintenance-free settings at your disposal.

Shared workspaces are places where you can find people fulfilling life dreams and even manifesting items off their valued bucket list. Here are some ways that people are utilizing these spaces beyond professional intent.

  • Authors- Writer’s block’s worst enemy is an inspiring space. A quiet and creative space fuels the process of book scribing. Unlimited caffeinated beverages available on site keep a forward charge in momentum that leads to the next bright idea. Hits home- align.Space has the ultimate ‘think tank’ that is sure to spark any brainstorm session. Originally a bank vault from the original 1908 construction, this focal-point artifact, has been transformed into a floor to ceilings, 360 degree white board canvas installed to capture ideas and notes.
  • Photoshoots– Lights, camera, backdrop. The design aesthetics of shared workspaces tend to be visually appealing. After all, the service of this industry is providing an environment. Whether it be a family photo session, product launch or the obligatory engagement announcement photo card, most likely an expertly designed setting outweighs pictures taken out of a home. Hits home- align.Space is located in a historic building that was recently transformed into a unique one-of-a-kind community venue. With towering ceilings, large windows, original woodwork/molding, and furnished with pieces of contemporary flare, our space is the ideal backdrop for any indoor photography need.
  • Celebrations– Celebrate good times at a location that creates lasting memories. A special occasion deserves a special setting. What may seem like an environment of business in the day, can reverse rolls at night and become a vibrant setting for any festivity. Hits home- Push aside those work tables, here comes the dance floor! The align.Space main event room, 1908, is 2200sqft of versatile and functional space. Oh, and did we mention that we are adjacent to the parking garage, making it convenient for party guests to get to our building?
  • (COVID- Inspired!) Family Meals or Intimate Gatherings (Girls Night!)– Home is where family is; however, (in a COVID world), creating a “remote” faux home setting can still bring family together in a spacious, open, and safe atmosphere. Avoid a crowd (and mess!) on the home front. Hits home- align.Space is located just footsteps from a power lineup of restaurants and caterers that are able to bring in that “home “cooked meal!
  • Etsy Shops– Small shops sometimes can mean small spaces. Shop owners find value in being able to find an escape in a shared workspace, visiting a few times a month to catchup on the administrative work that accompanies their artisan creations. Hits home- align.Space offers complimentary printing and copying services that will help manage small business ledgers and invoices.
  • Study Hall– “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin. Big Ben would have loved the idea of shared workspace (and the complimentary beer). Whether it be studying for a certification, learning a new language, or preparing for a test that yields some fancy letters to follow your signature, these communities put you in a zone of limited distractions and comfort…and coffee. Hits home- our large work tables and long desk bars allow you to spread out your materials and get to studying.

So there you have it- there is much more to a shared workspace than a playground for the committed professional.  These spaces are an “anything” space- a space that allows you to do the whatever, but better. Flexibility in memberships, hours and functionality creates a community venue that is the business of your purpose.

align.Space is Chester County’s premiere location for coworking, shared office space, private offices, conference rooms, production studio, and private events. Located in a renovated historic building in the heart of downtown West Chester, our stylish space is an ideal setting for anything meaningful to take place. Come and tour to learn more about our membership options and community offerings.

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