Sharing the office: Frameworks brings national trend of co-working space to Pittsfield
By Tony Dobrowolski
PITTSFIELD — Co-working, a trend that officially began in San Francisco and reached North Adams in 2015, has arrived in the Berkshire’s largest municipality.
Two Berkshire entrepreneurs are in the process of opening “Frameworks,” a co-working space on North Street’s 400 block that is located in two vacant store fronts that were previously occupied by a couple of arts-related small businesses. The space officially opens for business on Monday.
Tim Burke and Scott Moraes, who are involved with Pittsfield-based Mill Town Capital, an impact investment fund, have created a venue in this 5,000-square-foot area that provides work space and office amenities that can be accessed by up to 60 individuals at the same time.
“It’s shared office space, basically,” Burke said. “It’s a combination of open desk work space and private offices with all the amenities of a standard work environment. So the idea is a shared economy, with a number of users or members sharing the costs, utilities and amenities.”