New co-working space will focus on serving local, African-American youth in Miami

The new space has been dubbed ‘Tribe.’

January 23, 2018 |
Co-working space in Tribe

Photo: Catalina Ayubi

McKenzie, a boutique design, build, and custom fabrication firm recently completed the renovation of the two-story, 3,700-sf New Providence Lodge building in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami.

The building, which once housed a Freemason chapter during the Jim Crow era, is now the Tribe Urban Innovation Lab and Cowork, a multi-use, co-working space with a maker lab, classrooms, and collaborative event and hangout spaces. The idea is for the new space to primarily serve local, African-American youth.

 

Office space in TribePhoto: Catalina Ayubi.

 

Many of the building’s original features were preserved, such as the original wood ceiling and steel beams. These restored historical elements add a visual contrast to the collaborative workspace’s clean and modern finishes.

 

Photo: Catalina Ayubi.

 

Tribe comprises seven offices, several conference rooms, classrooms, a library, a common area, and a kitchen. Additionally, Tribe will house Code Fever and BlackTech Week, two nonprofit organizations that help build and diversify startup ecosystems and support African-American entrepreneurs.

Tribe is set to open at the end of January.

 

Kitchen in TribePhoto: Catalina Ayubi.

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