What Is Coworking?
Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.  Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation.  Coworking is also the social gathering of a group of people who are still working independently, but who share values,  and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with like-minded talented people in the same space.   Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.   Coworking is not only about the physical space, but about establishing the coworking community first. Its benefits can already be experienced outside of its spaces, and it is recommended to start with building a coworking community first before considering opening a Coworking space.  However, some coworking spaces don’t build a community: they just get a part of an existing one by combining their opening with an event which attracts their target group.
We are a brand of coworking offices in Los Angeles. Since 2008, we have cultivated a community of entrepreneurs and freelancers who share office space to collaborate. From private offices to a communal WorkBar, we have flexible plans for a variety of sizes for any workstyles. We also have a variety of meeting room spaces that can be arranged to fit your events needs. Whether you need a permanent place to work every day, a place to meet with a client, host a seminar, or a place to drop in every once in a while, we have the right BLANKSPACE for you.
Jerome is the founder and a still practicing licensed architect. Because he is an early pioneer of coworking, Jerome has co-founded LExC
, a League of Extraordinary Coworking (the first national network of coworking spaces); COSHARE
(the first national association of shared spaces); and the TBD-name
first organization of coworking providers in LA. Jerome honed his design skills at Clive Wilkinson Architects (CWA), known worldwide for the office headquarters of Google
, Chiat/Day and Mother Advertising
. Prior to CWA, Jerome was a designer at SFJones Architects
, which has designed renowned restaurants such as Spago Beverly Hills
, Nobu Malibu
, and Lucky Strike Bowl
. Jerome holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University
; Master of Engineering and Bachelors of Science degrees from Cornell University
. He instilled some right-brain training and a little more left-brain to develop BLANKSPACES
. And with each project for BLANKSPACES and for private clients, Jerome iterates and improves the various elements that constitute the BLANKSPACES
firstname.lastname@example.orgEmmy has been with BLANKSPACES since September 2011, serving as the accounts manager and operational support for all three of our locations. When not at BLANKSPACES, Emmy writes Young Adult novels. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Olivet Nazarene University, and several years of stage management experience garnered from Kansas City’s community theatre industry. In her free time, Emmy enjoys brunching and the theatre.
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