A Space For Creativity
The best coworking spaces provide more than wi-fi and a desk. They provide community and inspiration. 3rdSpace, a former dye factory, accomplishes that and looks good doing it.
Pete McConnell, owner of 3rdSpace, says he wants the building to be “organic and casual.”
The ground floor of 3rdSpace features a mixed work/gallery setup where entrepreneurs can work and photographers can exhibit their art on the walls. Catherine Palmore, an SEO contractor and writer for the startup Clearly Energy, sips coffee and discusses her work.
A 3rdSpace member and entrepreneur works on the building’s rooftop deck. The structure, a fabric dye house in the 1940s, was vacant when McConnell purchased it in 2011.
Brushes from a painter’s workstation. McConnell says he finds other co-working spaces in San Diego “too fractured, corporate and stale.”
3rdSpace logo. The organization currently has more than 100 dues-paying members ($125/month) and, in addition to being a co-working space, regularly hosts barbecues, concerts and gallery exhibitions.