“We are a multipurpose space that provides DIY workshops focused on neighborhood development, community empowerment, and affordable and accessible education.”

When the CoLab is not being used to host workshops it becomes a space open to the public to rent, allowing our more artistic members the chance to display their artwork for weeks at a time. Community members who are more entrepreneurial can use the space as a pop-up shop to experiment and test the market. Whether it be a lecture, meeting, or forum you’d like to host, we’d be happy to have you

The CoLab could be the right fit for your next event. Check us out in the adjoining storefront of our community partner the University Heights Tool Library and submit our reservation form below or email us at to get started! Let’s CoLab!


  • Located at 9 W. Northrup within the heart of the walkable University District go out and enjoy a meal before, during or after your event.
  • Accommodating up to 30 people comfortably, the CoLab has room to spare for your workshop, meeting, or artwork.
  • Plenty of off-street parking around the neighborhood and the LaSalle Metro stop is only a few blocks away! Why drive when you can bike and use public trasnit.
  • Tables, chairs, a projector, white and chalk board wallsTool Library tools & equipment, and an ever expanding inventory at your service.
  • Free wifi!


Check out all the low-cost and free DIY workshops offered throughout the months on the calendar below, as well as all the latest events happening in the University Heights District!

To register for a workshop please submit the appropriate Google form below located on the CoLab webpage or email with your name, zip code, and phone number. We look forward to have you as a CoLaborator!