The space is an eclectic, spacious 1920's fabrication warehouse. The space has been successfully used for multiple photoshoots and workshops. The 2,700 square foot mainspace is very open and furniture and plants can be rearranged depending on your needs. Photo & Video Shoots: The main loft space has plenty of natural light. There is southern/warm light and northern/blue light. There are large blinds on the southern windows to muffle light exposure when needed. Workshops & Events: We do have a long table accommodating up to 12 guests. There is a kitchen with a bar that can be used for catering, as also two bathrooms. Further, there are smaller rooms available for phone calls or break-out sessions. The space is located in the middle of West Oakland and can be reached fast and easy via the Bay Bridge. There is parking available on site. The closest BART station is West Oakland. 20 minutes by foot and 8 minutes by bike. This is in the heart of West Oakland with easy access between SF, Berkeley, and downtown Oakland.
For Photo & Video Shoots: As the warehouse is part of a multi-unit, work-life loft building, we do have HOA rules in place that govern photoshoots. Important variables are how many people you have on your team, how much equipment and props you will have to haul in and out of the building. • Photo shoot access hours are 8 AM to 6 PM. If that doesn't meet your needs, please reach out to us. • There is parking for a small number of vehicles but for larger shoots a parking permit is required. • The loft is in the second floor and unfortunately there is no elevator. • Entrance door can not be propped open unless a crew-member or security guard is present For Workshops / Off-sites: We can comfortably seat 12 on our long table and there is space for break-out groups. If you would like to invite more, please contact us and let's discuss. We do have foamcore boards on site. We can also provide hands-on facilitation of innovation or design thinking workshops at extra cost if desired.
The space was great - large, well-lit and exceptionally quiet. The light is actually great in the morning as well as afternoon (different looks). The host was very accommodating about moving furniture, time and other details. I think we'll rent it again.