Createscape member Pablo Serna works as an architect with his own company, and in this interview he discusses projects around Austin. Austin is a hot market for remodeling work and East Austin, in particular. Pablo works with Realtors and new homeowners to gut older homes, repair structural problems, and renovate houses to open up space that was originally made up of a lot of small spaces.
When you work at a local coworking spot like Createscape over a WeWork, you are supporting small business in the community and getting a personal connection with the owners. We are celebrating Austin Coworking Day on September 27 with free coworking and a party with barbecue, drinks, and live music.
Since I’ve gotten so used to a lengthier daily commute over the last couple years, I just wanted to share some things that I think make driving in Austin a little more pleasant.
The word “coworking” was established in 1999 by Bernard De Koven. He wrote, “When I coined the word coworking, I was describing a phenomenon I called ‘working together as equals.’” In 2005 the first official coworking space was opened in San Francisco by a computer programmer named Brad Neuberg. The office, which didn’t seem to have a name, was inspired by hackerspaces of the mid to late 1990s.
More than anything, having a place like Createscape to go to in the summer allows me to keep a clear focus on work versus play. So to those of you coworking with us in June: come for the cool air-conditioning, stay for the great people!