Scout Workshop

Note: This is a member’s only forum

Two designers transformed the former Gaytee Stained Glass property at 2744 Lyndale Ave. S. into a co-working community space adjoining a sky-lit garden and restaurant.

Scout Workshop is a values-driven co-working space for creative-minded people in all fields. In the words of  Co-Creators of the space Heather Rose-Dunning and Kim Batcheller (Yellow Dog Studio), it is a culture, a tribe, an attitude, and a place. Scout is where design thinkers and creative folks can explore new ideas, do great work, be inspired and connected, and tap into physical and intellectual resources…all while surrounded with other amazing humans who are yearning for the same sorts of things.  It is an exploration of how to work differently in a world of constant evolution.

A former alleyway-turned-garage will become an indoor garden and lounge with a 40′ long skylight, year-round greenery and a fenced “front porch” overlooking the sidewalk. A building to the south (formerly home to Training for Life and the original location of The Egg and I) will become a bar and restaurant. And the co-working space includes a basement workshop and sunny communal work area, with Gaytee’s stained glass reappearing throughout the building.

Visitors enter to find a neon sign and Paul Wellstone’s quote: “We all do better when we all do better,” followed by a library of books and inspiration to peruse. Gaytee’s stained glass pieces appear in alcoves, over windows and in the ceiling. Members’ amenities include a CSA drop site, sit/stand desks, indoor bike storage, a shower, a kitchen, a big mailroom, a “Stranger Things”-inspired Upside Down wall, and a “kitty cat couch” for curling up. While they encourage members to engage and participate in the mix, they provide quiet corners as well.

Please come join us for an exclusive Members Only tour of Scout Workshop. There will be drawings for special door prizes. Stay tuned! You won’t want to miss this!




May 16th


5:00 – 6:00pm Registration & Networking

6:00 – 7:00pm Presentation & Tour


IIDA Members: Free*
IIDA Student Members: Free*


2744 Lyndale Avenue South – Minneapolis, MN 55408


Street parking is available along Lyndale, Aldrich, and 28th.

Other Event Details

* No-Show Fees
Any members who have registered for a Forum but do not attend will be charged the non-member fee for the event. To avoid this charge, contact the IIDA Northland Chapter via email within 48 hours of the program informing us you can’t attend.  The goal of Forums programs is to have as many people attend the programs as possible. Due to capacity limits at events, programs often sell out quickly. Keeping our no-shows to as small as possible allows the program to be well attended and a success.

Refund Policy
Refunds will not be provided for members or non-members unless the event is cancelled.

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