FASHION INCUBATOR AT MACY'S DOWNTOWN-METRO CENTER
Supporting An Emerging Creative Community
One of several incubator projects administered and operated by the DC Fashion Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that seeks to foster Washington D.C.'s fashion community, the Fashion Incubator supports the local emerging fashion industry by providing training, mentoring, and work space for fashion entrepreneurs to execute their vision and maintain a sustainable business.
Located in an existing storage room in Macy's Downtown-Metro Center, the space of the future Incubator needs to accommodate individual and shared studio workspace for six designers-in-Residence, as well as a conference room for private mentoring and meetings. It is also necessary for the Incubator suite to remain flexible to accommodate public events such as pop-up shops, trunk shows, exhibits, and fundraisers.
Scope of work includes a conceptual design proposal that provides an efficient and flexible layout that could accommodate a range of private and public events.
Photo: Macy's Entry on G Street
Photo: Existing Entry to Proposed Incubator
Rendered View: Proposed Entry to Incubator
Photo: Existing Service Lounge
Rendered View: Proposed Incubator Display in Lounge
Rendered View: Proposed Operable Partition in Lounge
Photo: Existing Storage Room
Rendered View: Proposed Incubator in Storage Room
Plan: Existing Storage Room
Plan: Proposed Incubator Programming
Plan: New Fashion Incubator
Programming Diagram: Low Occupancy
Programming Diagram: Moderate Occupancy
Programming Diagram: High Occupancy
Programming Diagram: Maximum Occupancy