SpaceLab LLC, Detroit’s newest shared work space provider, signed a 5,200 sq. ft. full floor lease at The 607 in the heart of Downtown’s Financial District. SpaceLab Detroit provides its clients access to their state of the art facility, featuring a design library, project display areas, conference rooms and shared administrative services.

Managing partner Karen Burton, a marketing consultant with a background in architecture says, “As an entrepreneur, I know what it’s like to work from home without all the amenities of a typical large office, including being able to turn to a co-worker to share an idea,” says Burton. “I understand the need for solopreneurs and small businesses to be able to collaborate and share resources.” 

Burton and her husband, Bobby Burton, an accountant and IT executive, are partners in the business venture and began building the SpaceLab community by starting a meet-up to discuss technology and disruptive business ideas in the built environment professions.

SpaceLab Detroit is scheduled to open in April 2017 and will host Detroit’s first AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) Hackathon, an international, multi-city design and tech event.   

The office building, originally built as The U.S. Mortgage Bond Building and located at 607 Shelby, was purchased by Basco in 2013. Basco has been updating and restoring this neoclassical building since then. Conceived by famed architect Harry S. Angel in 1925, and renamed The 607, offers tenants creative office space in a landmark Detroit building.

Roger Basmajian, founder of Basco and architect by training, continues his efforts to “restore jewels and redevelop architecturally rich buildings.” Basco, founded 2001 and headquartered in Detroit, develops and manages real estate in Detroit and the metro area. 


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