02.10.19 / Coworking space or commercial lease?

Design studios come in all shapes and sizes. We work from a variety of spaces; from the spare room at home to palatial, commissioned accommodation. Because occupancy costs – after wages – makes up a considerable percentage of a studio’s overhead, where, and how, designers work is always an interesting topic of conversation.

Greg and I are often asked about benchmarks – what designers should be paying per square foot, how much room to allocate per person and what an appropriate ratio might be, for turnover/rent or turnover/wages. It comes up so much we’ve dedicated one full day in the Business of Design week to talking benchmarks, and levers … but I digress.

This article is about the value (or not) of co-working spaces.

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Carol Mackay
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