THE JOY OF PEOPLE AND PLACE
Indie becomes you.
Indie becomes you.
PROJECT NAME: Indie Studios
“We set out to create a different type of work experience, and set ourselves apart through the efficiency of shared workspace, thoughtful design, and compelling programming.”
— Gene Kansas
With an urban population set to double in the next 20 years, Atlanta has a tremendous opportunity to get it right today by designing the future of tomorrow. We also have a great liability if we don’t deliver.
Good news: We have the talent. Atlanta’s design economy is thriving. It’s bigger percentage-wise than New York’s, and it’s growing at a faster rate, providing nearly $36 billion annually to Atlanta’s GDP. Part and parcel to the success of design is, of course, supporting the designers themselves. That’s why Indie Studios was developed — to support the goals, missions and dreams of this creative community.
It’s happening at the Armour-Ottley Loop. “The Loop” is buzzing with promise — a quirky business quarter that merges textiles and technology, barbecue and beer, coffee and creatives, in an area that’s in close proximity to the essential easts, wests, souths, and norths of Atlanta.
In this bustling circle, you’ll find Indie Studios, a Gene Kansas cultural development created, leased and managed by us on behalf of our fine friends at Cinemassive.
The Indie is not your typical office, and it’s definitely not co-working. It’s much more of a boutique-hotel-meets-cultural-center where designers and creative companies enjoy work, make friends, and benefit by camaraderie of peers. A former mid-century modern warehouse, The Indie totals 35,000 square feet and is reshaped into a thoughtfully designed, creatively-based shared workspace.
There’s plenty of thoughtfully-designed community space, porches and patios for indoor/outdoor enjoyment, 150 linear feet of front garden … plus tiny and delicious cinnamon rolls served each afternoon with complimentary coffee.
It includes 12 studios accommodating teams of eight to 20 people, a library with full-height video walls, a chill living room, “cultural conference rooms,” and a full-service café. Additionally, Indie’s Studio Suites provide great options for those needing a space for one to four people.
Tech-focused “Studio X” allows for single desk, workstation, and hub options for independent contractors, freelancers, and solo entrepreneurs engaged in innovative software development. Lab space, demo-room, and Red Bull is included.
But this is more than just cool space. It’s the place where Atlanta’s history, and its present economic needs, meet and inspire its future. The Indie and The Loop are located right along the Peachtree Creek stretch of the Beltline. It is a great story waiting to be shared.