Design Annex provides small firms and solo practitioners in the design industry the resources to grow their businesses. An initiative of Union Square Main Streets, Design Annex meets the specific needs of the design industry for space, equipment and community. The goal of the effort is to build a robust network of collaborative, thriving, design-related businesses centered in Union Square, Somerville.
The 1400 square foot facility includes a co-working space, conference room, lounge with a resource library, kitchenette, and ventilated studio for model and presentation board building. The entire space has high-speed, secure wireless internet. Programming through the Design Annex increases the capacity of the local design industry by fostering skill/knowledge development and creating networking and marketing opportunities.