Top 12 Coworking Hives Keep Seattle Buzzing
As Seattle netizens search for functional, flexible office space in the city’s skyward-jutting metro corridors, the number of co-working venues has multiplied, offering e-lancers, entrepreneurs and growing businesses alike well-appointed, community-centric locations boasting all the amenities of corporate office perks in a shared office environment.
Looking for fast fiber Internet plumbing, gourmet kitchen appliances, or espresso machines? How about ergonomic seating, standing or treadmill desks? Would you and your canine companion be amenable to dog walking services or an onsite massage therapist? Did we mention wellness rooms or educational seminars? You’ll find them all in residence at Seattle’s most popular coworking hubs.
Whether starting up a new business or running an existing one, co-workers find that leasing the temporary offices of a communal space allows them to cut their rent dramatically, while maintaining the flexibility to expand as they need. Instead of looking for a new lease every time their workforce grows or contracts, they can simply change their monthly membership.
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Overlooking the Amazon Spheres in one of Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods, Industrious is the latest newcomer to Pugetopolis. The coworking leader is the third-largest company of its kind in the U.S., behind WeWork and IWC. The local team has transformed Seattle’s Sixth and Lenora building into a beautiful and, yes, industrious work environment with conference rooms, common spaces, phone rooms, a mother’s space, on-site bike storage and a shower. No ping pong or doggy beds here. A Bellevue location is also in the works.
As an invitation to Seattle24x7 readers, Industrious invites you to come in for a free day of coworking and experience the Industrious difference for yourself — including complimentary gourmet breakfast, craft coffee, and unlimited printing. Schedule this limited-time offer here.
WeWork offers eight different locations in Seattle, each a unique experience, offering members everyday perks like endless hot coffee, dedicated front desk service, and modern conference rooms. They also go above and beyond with month-to-month flexibility, thoughtful help from Community Managers, access to a global network of professionals, special events, and more. Membership plans range from pay-as-you-go plan where you can book a desk for a day or a conference room for an hour at any location, to a common area hot desk, a dedicated desk, private or custom office. The WeWork App lets you connect with other members and interact with your workspace logistics.
Madison Street is not only one of Seattle’s busiest corridors, it is also the home of “the greenest commercial building in the world,” Before Amazon’s Ecospheres bubbled up, this Seattle Central District property was Seattle’s leading showcase of modern sustainable engineering: and remains in full compliance with the design mandates spelled out by the Living Building Challenge.
This first-floor open office features soaring ceilings with large windows for plenty of natural light and fresh air. With a Walk Score of 100 and a Bike Score of 88, this location is easy to reach. The surrounding area features many restaurants and a short jaunt to the Pike-Pine district.
Day passes, floating desks, or dedicated desks are avaiable at the Bullitt Center coworking office while space lasts.
Impact Hub Seattle
Located in the heart of Pioneer Square, Impact Hub’s Seattle chapter offers memberships ranging from two days per month, to after-hours memberships (including weekends), to 24/7, dedicated desks, and private offices.
The thoughtful list of benefits includes onsite massage therapists and a wellness room, community, networking, and educational events, and even a dog walking service.
The Impact Hub network of 90+ locations around the world also supports a global community of more than 15,000 individuals who have a shared goal of making the world a better place.
From plans that let you connect only a couple days a month to part-time, full-time and fixed desk rates, becoming a member of Impact Hub Seattle lets you experience a global movement for social, civic and environmental change.
The Office Nomads coworking community can celebrate over ten years of activity on Capitol Hill. The key to longevity in this case is flexibility. Office Nomads is configurable for a wide range of workspaces. A variety of work areas – regular desks, standing desks, couches or long tables – are designed to be flexible and suit your mood. Every membership is month-to-month and jumping between membership levels is A-OK. Get social with free in-house networking events and a co-working visa program that allows active members to use other coworking spaces around the world for a set number of days.
Steps away from the Seattle Space Needle, Atlas Workbase is part of the Lower Queen Anne community with Seattle Center, Key Arena and lots of places to wine and dine outside your door. With everything you need at your fingertips and the flexibility to use it when you need it, you can scale your capabilities as you see fit.
Choose The Lounge to drop in and catch up on email, collaborate with colleagues, or meet with a client. Choose the Concourse and take full advantage of the Lounge with the added benefit of reservable workspaces. Advanced, state-of-the-art conference rooms and meeting spaces bring collaboration to life and parking is free.
The Riveter describes itself as a female-forward platform, where entrepreneurs of all gender identities can think big, cultivate skills, share expertise, and enhance networks. The premiere Capitol Hill community shaped up so well and so fast that, less than six months later, The Riveter’s second coworking offices opened in Fremont, catering to the growing North Seattle demand.
In addition to inspired workspaces, memberships offer access to a wide variety of The Riveter’s partnerships and resources, as well as individuals and groups who have the means to support your business—Community Memberships are specifically designed for entrepreneurs who need community support and engagement, rather than workspace, and offer access to wellness classes, professional events, and social gatherings. Daily orhourly passes are also available.
The Cloud Room
The Cloud Room is women-owned and operated, with a diverse coworking community committed to growing and participating in a range of industries, expertise and functions. In addition to fostering member businesses and entrepreneurs, we are proud to offer a curated event series with local thought leaders, an exceptional bar program and community wellness partnerships.
Operating in a refurbished Capitol Hill commercial property, the city’s new Cloud Room elegantly blends business with pleasure. Members have 24/7 key-fob access to the 6,500-square-foot business/creative/social space. Perks include an in-house astrologer, nutritional consultations, wardrobe styling and personal shopping, a member tab at the Cloud Room Bar, as well as membership discounts to the Cloud Studios band practice room, and podcast recording studio.
All memberships include comfortable workspaces, fast wifi, unlimited printing, reservable conference rooms, private call rooms, kitchen space, and complimentary coffee, tea and snacks.
The Works Progress house values are the “triple bottom line”—focused on offering social, environmental, and financial benefits by participating in the local community, sharing resources, actively recycling and reusing, as well as keeping the workspace as practical and efficient as possible.
No man, or woman, is an island, so Bainbridge Island entrepreneurs Leslie Schneider and Jason Omens founded OfficeXpats on the top level of the Bainbridge Pavilion to provide a cooperative island nexus. Memberships range from occasional to 24/7 access. The spacious setting includes comfy sitting and standing desks, wireless printing, fully equipped meeting rooms, and front desk “friendly ambassadors” who double as business matchmakers and can always provide a helpful referral or resource. Find them on “the other side of the pond” on the island’s Madison Avenue.
The Pioneer Collective
The Pioneer Collective is an independently owned and operated Seattle coworking space in the heart of Pioneer Square. Created by a husband and wife team passionate about design, the Pioneer Collective is a shared workspace project intended to bring inspiration and productivity into the office environment. tPC offers a variety of flexible access options and month to month pricing, so members can choose the coworking membership that works best for them. In addition to coworking, The Pioneer Collective serves as an event rental space and offers hourly conference room and classroom rentals.
Hing Hay Coworks
Hing Hay Coworks (HHC) is a shared workspace and community development hub that seeks to help its communities thrive through the cultivation and support of local small businesses by providing technical assistance, space, and community resources for economic growth. Centrally located in the heart of Seattle’s historic Chinatown International District (CID) and minutes away from downtown, HHC is the ideal workspace for local entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups, and nonprofit organizations that value a sense of community and camaraderie while getting their work done.
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