Tishman Speyer is launching an outdoor coworking space in Washington D.C. this month, designed to facilitate a “soft” return to the office for those who aren’t yet ready to work inside.
Studio Outdoors is a 2,000-square-foot workspace that will be open for the summer, located next to Tishman Speyer’s office building at 900 19th St. NW. The space was designed for people to work together again, but outdoors to allow for social distancing, the company said.
The surprising benefit? It’s free to use. You only need to make a reservation.
Why free? Possibly to boost membership for the company’s regular (indoor) flexible space, Studio, which resides at the same building.
Jeff Chod, Tishman Speyer’s D.C. managing director, said Studio Outdoors acts as “a gateway for folks accustomed to a different work environment”, particularly those who have been working from the comfort of their homes.
“The last 18 months has shown a need for those alternative workspaces — those engaging settings where people can create and collaborate.”