As I announced on Twitter last week, the coworking space in Loveland’s official name is “The Armory.” There are changes to the space’s online identity in process. The Twitter handle has been changed from @lvldcwrk to @armoryworkspace. The website is being built by a coworking member – thearmoryworkspace.com. I will be setting up a Facebook and Google+ pages in the coming weeks. The goal is to have the space at 411 N Railroad Ave open in mid-March.
The name of the space, “The Armory”, was born out of my coworking story. I was introduced to a collaborative workspace as a freshman architecture student. The first class I took at Iowa State was the intro to architecture studio which was held at The Armory building. The first through third year architecture students all had their studios located in the same building. There were few walls and lots of open space so we were always interacting and collaborating. We constantly had second and third year students coming into our space to offer guidance and insight, serving as mentors. A creative community was formed with the other freshman students as we helped each other build our models late into the night.
My desire for the coworking office in Loveland is to create a similar community. Sharing in each other’s lives as mentors and support as a like minded, creative community.