If you typically drive on I-5, I-90, 405 or Highway 99 to work, school, commercial centers, or home, it may be time to exit and check out how the Central District has been reinvented itself, making it an ideal place to live and work while providing convenient access to all surrounding’s areas such Capitol Hill, First Hill, Downtown Seattle, Queen Anne, Leshi, Madronna, Columbia City, etc…
Imagine now a space filled with people coming from different neighborhood with different backgrounds, different employers, and different projects working at couches, tables, bench desks, cubicles, private offices and even classrooms.
Imagine a place where Freelance writers, graphic designers, programmers, application developer, teleworkers, local, State and Federal employees, and entrepreneurs in the process of forming startup companies sit side-by-side with people from civil society, business groups, stakeholders, or students to solve discrete urban problems or bootstrapping everything from ground up to come up with a breakthrough technologies that save life, improve performance and profit.
With the technological advancements, workers are now free to roam outside company buildings. They are perpetually bound to screens for everything from information to communication relentlessly on the hunt for Wi-Fi signals and greater broadband. Companies ranging from startups to fortune 100 firms and individuals alike are wrestling with this contrast between independence and collaboration, freedom and compromise, creative license and productive discipline, as the realities of the internet age meet the opportunities of the creative and information economies.
The Center for Emerging Technologies (CETEC) based on the growing share of the Seattle workforce , gravitates toward independent and off-site work, has proposed such interdisciplinary and collaborative place to spawn precipitous growth in the creation of workspace that enhances exploration with the digital work habits of individuals.
CETEC idea goes beyond office space. Our concept is borrowed partially from the world of software development, with its focus on achieving iterative improvements that build over time and building tight correlation between personal interactions, performance, and innovation as an article of faith. The concept is designed to spark not just a collaboration but innovation we see when people collide.
We hope that we have provided enough insight to generate interest and momentum behind the co-working movement in Central District, yielding new patterns of work, learning, and social life across the State. Anyone who would like to follow up with questions and support in exploring and starting up a co-working venture can connect with Felix Ngoussou at email@example.com.