What is coworking?

Coworking (sometimes called co-working, collaborative working, office-sharing etc.) is an umbrella term referring to independent professionals and small teams sharing a work environment.  Coworkers include individual entrepreneurs, remote employees, freelancers, start-ups, small-sized teams, and anyone looking to expand beyond the home office.

A graph illustrating the rise in the searchable term "coworking" on Google over the past eight years

A graph illustrating the rise in the searchable term "coworking" on Google over the past eight years

"In 2012, 3.3 million people worked remotely, and that number is up from 1.8 million in 2005, according to Global Workplace Analytics. Assuming the same growth rate, the number will jump to almost five million by 2016. Last year, DeskWanted’s Global Coworking Census found about 2,500 coworking spaces worldwide, a figure which excluded private offices that rent out spare desks. Globally, 110,000 people a day work in a coworking space."
Forbes- 'SpareChair Aims to become the Airbnb of Coworking' 11.21.14

What differentiates The Pioneer Collective?

We believe our physical surroundings have a tremendous impact on our productivity and creativity. Our mission is to create an inspired shared office space that brings together people who have the freedom to work remotely but prefer the camaraderie of others. We encourage a mix of professionals from a variety of backgrounds to cultivate a diverse work environment.  We value character and high-quality design.  

When we founded tPC, we set out to build out as much of the space by hand as we could.  What we couldn't build ourselves was carefully sourced from a select group of manufacturers, fabricators and second hand furniture dealers.    An independent, single location coworking space, tPC has been customized to reflect the storied history and dynamic present of Seattle and the Pioneer Square neighborhood.  A detailed list of amenities and benefits of coworking at the Pioneer Collective are outlined further under on our membership page.

Photo of shared office space in New York

Photo of shared office space in New York