Article written by Gemma Church
When you step in the atx FACTORY, you’re instantly struck by the light and space of this 12,000-square-foot coworking spot. It’s a vast nirvana for East Austin’s coworking community with massage chairs, conference rooms, privacy booths, a space for meditation and yoga, a bonfire pit, food trucks every Thursday and free beer on tap.
But there is a secret past behind the atx FACTORY. Just a couple of years ago, the space was a derelict warehouse.
It’s been an incredible makeover…and it only took short over 12 months to transform the warehouse and turn it into a beautifully designed coworking space:
I caught up with Vijay Mehra, founder of the atx FACTORY, on how and why he approached this project, the challenges he faced and how he has grown such a vibrant and diverse community.