810 Granby St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Downtown Norfolk Council Member
CATEGORY: Industrial Engineers
Established in October of 2012, Studio CoLab is a creative work space organized by seven people with a similar vision: to share not only a physical place for working, but also an environment for collaboration.
The founding group members were brought together by SCL member John Porter. Taking note of separate but similar conversations, Porter recognized the gain of joining forces and initiated the idea of sharing a space. As a result, each member brings their own set of skills and strengths, offering the unique opportunity to witness new studio practices and expand individual technique.
The building location, 810 Granby Street, was attained after months of scouting. Located in the burgeoning Norfolk Arts District, this address was, coincidentally, previously home for two SCL members...Peter Johnston's Five Forty Design, and Thom White's now established architecture firm, WPA. Part "clean" and part "dirty", the space/studio facilitates working with various materials, including metal and wood, and projects on a larger scale.