Freelancers and entrepreneurs seeking to shape ideas and share equipment often turn to coworking spaces. These facilities offer a trendy environment and amenities (bottomless coffee!) to their members, who in turn report increased productivity and a sense of community. So it’s no wonder that dozens of these businesses are thriving in Houston, capitalizing on our population of innovators. Having reached critical mass in Downtown and EaDo, the trend is expanding to the northern suburbs and out west toward the Energy Corridor. Here’s how Houston is coworking it out. By Evan W. Black
THE ANNEX An EaDo biz caters to artists and designers.
The Cannon A 17-acre coworking campus — restaurants, shopping and more — will open by end of year.
CoWork Lab This year-old Heights spot offers conference rooms and event spaces by the hour.
FOUNDRY CLUB This Dallas-based concept offering concierge-style services to entrepreneurs opens its first Houston location soon, in a historic building on Main.
HEADQUARTERS A brother-sister duo opened this natural-light-filled, 35,000-square foot space in EaDo — with a game room!
LEVEL OFFICETwo Downtown locations — plus craft beer on tap, mod décor and onsite storage options — make this national concept a top pick.
SERENDIPITY LABS With 100-plus locations across the country, Serendipity brings a coworking option to Imperial Market in Sugar Land soon.
STATION HOUSTON One of the city’s first coworking spaces, EaDo’s Station specializes in matching its members with one of dozens of entrepreneurial mentors.
TechSpace The 46,000-square-foot campus in Westchase includes an onsite fitness center, dentist, auto repair, hair salon and dry cleaner.
WEWORK A pioneering of the national coworking movement, WeWork entered the Houston market last year with a Galleria location. Its Downtown space opens soon.
WI+COWORK This Midtown spot offers an affordable price point and homey environs in an old Victorian-style house.
WORK LODGE In addition to its original outpost in Vintage Park, Work Lodge — touting networking events and monthly happy hours — opened a Woodlands location last year.