Build a Makerspace That Grows With Your School's Needs!

✓ Designed by maker ed experts who run a thriving makerspace — BitSpace!
✓ Built to withstand countless iterations
✓ With modular pieces that can be reconfigured for any space

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After guiding over 6000 students at our own makerlab, we understand what works.

The BitSpace team created a makerlab that is beyond our wildest expectations. They anticipated elements we would never have foreseen. Today our lab is by far the most sought after space in the building.
Katie Lechowski

Technology Teacher, Chicago

We Build Comprehensive School Makerspaces That Can...

✔️Adapt to Change

We've designed our programmatic plans to grow alongside emerging tools, trades and technologies. That means you won't have to start again from scratch whenever something needs to change!

✔️ Withstand Constant Use

We’ve seen over 6000 students cut, drill, saw, and hammer away at our makerspace to bring their ideas to life. You'll need really sturdy pieces that can stand the test of creative exploration!

✔️ Be Reconfigured as Needed

Our modular pieces can be rearranged to fit any space and adjust as space changes.

Have an assembly? No problem. Just roll the furniture out of the way.

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Plus — Get Access to Maker Ed Support to Maximize Your Makerspace!

Our support goes far beyond building makerspaces.

To help you make the most of your new maker lab, we offer PLENTY of supplemental maker education resources from an online maker curriculum to teacher training and Professional Development.

Schools We’ve Transformed with Makerspaces

Here’s a list of the fantastic schools around Chicago we've partnered with to create makerspaces. Each project was distinct, requiring solutions tailored to their specific needs.

  1. Acero Mini Makerspace
  2. Everett STEM Academy
  3. Gunsaulus Elementary
  4. Lakeview HighSchool
  5. Merton Intermediate
  6. Rowland Hall
  7. John H Hamline Elementary
  8. Burley Elementary School
  9. Rogers Park Montessori School
  10. Amelia Earhart Options for Knowledge
  11. Peck Elementary
  12. Alcott
  13. Sheridan Math and Science Academy
  14. Oscar Mayer Magnet School
  15. Dever Elementary
  16. Disney II Magnet High School
  17. St Peter Lutheran

Bringing You 9+ Years of Maker Education Expertise

Kevin Smith

Our architect (who is also BitSpace's VP and Creative Director) is in the trenches of maker education EVERY DAY, leading and designing programs with students at BitSpace's innovation lab.

He's one of the most experienced makerspace experts in Chicago having built nearly 15 of these in the city — for both private schools like Chicago Lab and public schools like Lakeview High School.

Samantha Gleisten

Sam, our Director of Learner Experience Design, supports teachers through training and Professional Development in the field of maker education.

She's an Unsung Heroes awardee, recognized by Voya for her work on implementing a problem solving curriculum in the classroom and is currently Head Teacher at Rogers Park Elementary in Chicago.

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Who We Are

We're a team of architects, artists, designers & engineers turned maker educators.

We share your passion for unlocking creativity which is why we give educators our all-out support in terms of creating more hands-on learning opportunities for students. And we do this through our makerspace and by developing maker-centered programs that teachers can bring to their schools.

Our Makerspace Services

Let us know how we can help!

Makerspace Design & Build

Starting a makerspace from scratch? Our complete solution takes care of everything from planning to construction!

Makerspace Makeover

If you already have an existing makerspace but could use a redesign to streamline management, then this is for you.

Makerspace À la Carte

Looking to add modular furniture and other pieces to complete your makerlab? We have plenty of options! Scroll below to browse our gallery.

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Our Furniture Options

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