WITH THE UPSCALE DESIGN OF A BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND THE STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY OF A MISSION-CRITICAL CONTROL ROOM, INDIE STUDIOS SETS THE STANDARD FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORKSPACE.
The breakout room is one of the many workspace amenities available at Indie Studios.
“Whenever I begin to imagine a new project, I tend to revisit special moments, charming places and happy times I’ve been fortunate enough to experience,” says Gene Kansas, the creative mind behind Indie Studios (@indiebecomesyou). Summers in Santa Monica, lunches at the Brentwood Country
Mart and adventures in the canals of Venice, Calif., are just a few of the memories Kansas conjured when conceptualizing the shared workspace, which occupies a former midcentury modern warehouse on Atlanta’s Armour-Ottley Loop. The cultural development opened earlier this year, boasting nine large studio spaces, 14 private suite offices, porches, patios and a 150-foot front garden. With its thoughtful design and top-of-the-line technology, it’s a haven for Atlanta’s growing population of designers and creative companies.
Indie Studios' chic design extends outside, where seating areas await when you're in need of some fresh air
In fact, every inch of Indie Studios was designed to appeal to ATL’s creatives, transporting each tenant to a serene setting ideal for creativity and collaboration. “I knew we wanted plenty of playfulness; abundant indoor and outdoor space; access to fresh air; and a chill, peaceful, charming vibe that’s both totally upscale and totally understated,” says Kansas. “That’s what Indie Studios is: a daily version of a vacation and a place to enjoy the company of like-minded, kindred spirits.”
The reference library is the perfect mix of comfort and working space.
A soft color palette creates a relaxing environment and natural light floods each of the building’s unique studios and suites, which are designed to fit maximum capacity or as few as two people. A lobby bar, reference library and screening room complete Indie Studios' roster of offerings.
Take calls in private in the call room, outfitted with Gene Kansas' unique design flair, of course
Just as impressive is the workspace's in-house technology, which is top of the line thanks to the development’s founder, David Minnix of CineMassive. Minnix poured his passion for technology into the project, equipping Indie Studios' meeting spaces with the technology necessary for both local and remote creators to collaborate without a virtual barrier. Large-screen video display walls take post-pandemic Zooming to the next level, while 4K-display, high-quality cameras and professional-quality mic and audio systems create an immersive telepresence experience. “Imagine a NASA command center for personal and professional use—that’s what we’re building,” says Minnix. Free fiber internet is just the cherry on top.
With all that it has to offer, it’s no wonder Indie Studios is the most coveted coworking space in the A. It truly is design at work.
Photography by: Photo by Amelia Lawrence