A first look at Gravitate 2.0

[Originally posted May 23rd, 2018]

I'm excited to give everyone their first look at the new Gravitate Downtown coworking space slated to open early this Fall at the corner of 5th & Locust in the heart of downtown Des Moines. Known affectionately within our coworking community as "Gravitate 2.0", this space is the culmination of a lot of input and hard work from our members, the Gravi-staff and our design partners at Shyft Collective.

Our new space will be more than twice the size of the current Gravitate Downtown space (the one we call Gravitate 1.5) with a higher capacity for office members, two coworking rooms and dedicated event spaces. We've also added in specially designed features like drop-in offices for daily members, private phone booths and a "stairitorium". For the first time in our company's life, we'll have a space designed to fit our community's needs, rather than adapt an existing space around them.

We have lots of opportunities for named sponsorships within the space, too, so if you represent an organization that would like help support this home for Des Moines' creative class, please drop us a note.

If you'd like to talk about a space for yourself or someone you know at Gravitate 2.0 or have an idea for an event or meeting that we should host, let us know that, too!

Renderings by Shyft Collective


Geoff Wood is the founder, connector and space captain at Gravitate, a workplace community for entrepreneurs, freelancers and remote workers in the heart of downtown Des Moines. In addition to writing here, he hosts a podcast, speaks at conferences, organizes events and has been helping tell the story of the Iowa startup community since 2009.