The role of the American barn should be remembered accurately; It was the birthplace of invention and a common ground for individuals to work, teach, solve problems, and learn together. Entire economic ecosystems were born from atop its' hay, and the rebirth of America lay within its' doors.
Build is a reinvention of the American barn. A community ideation workshop & product incubator where, for a low monthly membership fee, you will have access to a plethora of tools, equipment, knowledge & resources, and a community of creative individuals like yourself. Learn. Build. Connect. Come spark innovation.
We are excited to share great news! Build, RVA, Community Ideation Workshop & Product Incubator and RVA Woodworks Shop, Inc. have developed a strategic partnership to expand access to tools, space and resources to the Greater Richmond community!
Beginning August 1, 2017, every Build, RVA membership will be bundled with a 12-hour trial membership at RVA Woodworks Shop. Together, Build and RVA Woodworks Shop will provide greater access to modern equipment, distributed manufacturing, digital fabrication, and co-working opportunities.
“The village is growing. With the right resources, we manifest our minds’ creations,” said Jonathan Frey, a local inventor, co-founder of Build, engineer & scientist-in-residence. “A primary function of both Build and RVA Woodworks Shop is to help Richmonders overcome the capital cost barrier to prototyping and small scale manufacturing by offering inexpensive monthly memberships which include access to manufacturing equipment, workspaces and community."
This partnership allows Build’s members access to 5,500 square feet of additional space at RVA Woodworks Shop, along with its professional-grade woodworking equipment and tools at their facility. By creating a bundled membership package, Build and RVA Woodworks Shop will connect its members in an effort to further inspire, motivate, and educate each other.