[KwartzLab] The ideal Kwartzlab
cbruner at quadro.net
Thu Apr 12 10:40:42 EDT 2012
Well if it were closer to St. Marys .... :)
I generally like where we are at. Kitchen would be nice, but it's a
maker space not a house or dinner so to me that's not essential. A
garage door to the outside would be nice, then we could unload/load
stuff while inside. Proper ventilation is also high on the priority
list, as well as a way to cut off sound from the bigger machines.
I do like the setup we have where quiet projects have their space and
noisy projects have the big tool room. (Laser cutter is in the wrong room)
The library to me is a nice resource to have. However I don't
particularly like the clubhouse lounge feel. I'd rather it was a
bookcase, and no TV. It's just another distraction to me, and I'm too
There are times when there aren't enough work spaces, but that's usually
on TON so not really a problem.
On 4/11/2012 10:07 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> I wanna get a discussion going.
> Recognizing that the Boehmer Box might not be our home forever, we
> (that being the board, mostly) have started to talk to other groups
> and organizations about what opportunities might be out there for a
> long-term home.
> **DISCLAIMER**: We've not moving unless we have to, or unless
> something really awesome comes up. We're just investigating options.
> Any decision to move, or any other similar big changes will be made at
> a general meeting of the members. I'm not posting this to panic
> anybody. Frankly, there's nothing to panic about. We're just
> acknowledging that our neighbourhood is changing and our lovely $5/sq
> ft rent may well start going up sometime in the medium term.
> But that's not what I wanted to start a discussion about.
> What would an ideal Kwartzlab look like to you?
> More square feet? Semi-private or rentable work space? Fewer square
> feet for easier maintenance?
> If we had to change locations, where would you want to go? Should we
> fight to stay in the downtown? How about Waterloo or Cambridge?
> Access to transit or the expressway?
> Amenities? Washrooms, showers, kitchen stuff? An loungier lounge?
> More woodshop stuff? More fablab stuff? More coworking stuff?
> An autoshop? Heavy machinery? Greasy, messy stuff? Garage door access?
> Or maybe a more welcoming store front sort of location?
> Sketch it out for me.
> For non-members, what kind of Kwartzlab would you be willing to pony
> up membership fees for? Are we missing facilities, tools, etc. that
> would convince you to join?
> This is brainstorming. There are no bad ideas. :D
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