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Let’s Work Together

The gig economy has inspired a gaggle of coworking spaces for every type of worker bee.

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For the fashion-forward female: The Assembly

Housed inside a 7,000-square-foot former church in the Mission district, this women-only space boasts cozy communal work spaces, fitness classes, movie nights, jam making, and even eyebrow waxing. The design, populated by pieces from local female artists and makers (Meryl Pataky, Aleksandra Zee, Heather Day, Katie Gong, and many others), inspires at every turn.
449 14th St.

For the lifestyle entrepreneur: Canopy
Designed by Yves Béhar, who has disrupted everything from the juicer to the crib, the two locations of Canopy boast gorgeous yet goal-oriented interiors. Think sleek blue sofas outfitted with hidden outlets along the bottom, or patented communal desks that transform depending on your preferred working style. The one hindrance to your productivity might be the temptation to Instagram your every keystroke.
2193 Fillmore St.; 595 Pacific Ave. 

For the socially conscious artist: The Ruby
This isn’t the place to incubate your scooter-sharing startup. The Ruby is a collective of creative women who bake together, host political action meet-ups, and work side by side to keep the creative vibe alive in this drastically changing city. Membership is limited to women (including nonbinary creators), and the current roster is made up of writers, painters, filmmakers, photographers, and podcasters.
Bryant St. at 23rd St.

For the desk jockey: WeWork
With 18 Bay Area locations and hundreds more in cities around the world—from Hong Kong to Houston to Hamburg—WeWork is the Mickey D’s of coworking: convenient, affordable, and nothing to write home about. Need a desk? No problem. You won’t have to fill out an application and hope your résumé is impressive enough to land you a spot.
Various locations

For the homebody: AvantSpace
“Work where you live” is the philosophy behind AvantSpace, the first coworking space to come to the Marina district. The neighborhood vibe carries over to the interiors, with common spaces inspired by living rooms and cozy, modern kitchens designed to be the domestic setup you wish you had.
2181 Greenwich St.

For the introvert: Werqwise
The founders behind this financial district coworking space believe that data matters more than design, so don’t come expecting to be inspired by the sofa selection. The aim is to optimize productivity, so there’s a space for every work style (introverts can shut themselves away while extroverts can work communally).
149 New Montgomery St. 


Originally published in the July issue of San Francisco

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