About

Our Mission

helping each other explore and empower our inner maker

We created the Idea Foundry to have a place where anyone can explore their urge to make things. Working together, we marry ideas and talents, tools and resources, experience and opportunity into a shared community of making. A place where furniture and sculpture and jewelry and drones and motorcycles and 3D printers and chess boards and video games come to life in the hands of artists, artisans, techies and entrepreneurs. Our Idea Foundry is both a physical place – 60,000 sq ft of workshops and offices; working nooks, classrooms and communal spaces – and a state of mind; the belief that each of us has the potential to bring our ideas to life if given the space, the equipment and the support to empower our inner maker.

Meet the team

Alex Bandar

Casey McCarty

Matt Hatcher

Nick Lolopulos

Brad Hatcher

Aubrey Roberts

Carmen Pomales

Callie King

Nicole Coleman

Kate Baldwin

Carla Pace

Hire Us To Help You

Let Our Experience Help Impact Your Project

  • Custom Production

    From outdoor signage and interior finishes, to custom furniture and lighting projects, our experienced workshop team can help build or broker your next custom production project.

  • Public Speaking

    From New York to LA, Barcelona to Montreal, we have presented our experiences regarding the Maker Movement, Makerspaces, and the changing nature of the Democratization of Opportunity.

  • Consulting

    We've used our extensive first-hand experience to help both private and public entities across the country (and the globe) design and launch Makerspaces of their own.

Canoe chandelier made at the Idea Foundry

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