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PreFAB transforms San Diego's former CSI Lab into a Creative Space Inspiring co-workers, pop-up retailers, event planners & mentors.
PreFAB transforms San Diego's former CSI Lab into a Creative Space Inspiring co-workers, pop-up retailers, event planners & mentors.
135 backers pledged $15,821 to help bring this project to life.

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THE PROJECT - Join PreFAB in creating a collaborative space for entrepreneurs to work, train, develop, showcase, and promote their business concepts! http://kickingitforward.org

The PreFAB Space as a CSI Lab in the Late 1940's
The PreFAB Space as a CSI Lab in the Late 1940's

PreFAB will Provide...

  • A Co-Working Space
  • A Pop-Up Flea Market Space
  • A Pop-Up Merchandising Space
  • A Private Meeting & Event Space
  • A Teaching, Seminar & Workshop Space
PreFAB Exhibit & Event Space
PreFAB Exhibit & Event Space

We have a gorgeous gallery space with ample wall areas, a warm and homey feeling co-working space with windows overlooking The Headquarters plaza and downtown skyline, and an event and workshop space with cathedral ceiling and 12 skylights. Throughout the space are restored 75 year old wood floors, clean white walls, and hand carved wood ceilings.

We are working with local designers and craftsmen to conceptualize and make furnishings that will accommodate these various tasks, while respecting the historic integrity of the space and accounting for contemporary needs. Along with your donation, we are very open to suggestions and assistance in achieving this goal.

PreFAB Co-Working Space
PreFAB Co-Working Space

By joining our PreFAB Kickstarter, you can support a place where creative influencers, entrepreneurs, and businesses can meet, network, collaborate, develop products, and sales. We believe that providing the creative community a low-key, inclusive space is the surest way to unite and inspire the creators and consumers of design in San Diego and Southern California into a sustainable, influential economic and cultural force.

PreFAB Gallery
PreFAB Gallery
PreFAB Gallery
PreFAB Gallery
PreFAB Gallery
PreFAB Gallery

Creative Space for Inspiration - We are so fortunate to have secured one of the most historically significant spaces in an iconic San Diego venue. The PreFAB space first served as a courtroom and judges chamber. During WWII it served as a secret Naval Intelligence center for the war in the Pacific, and until being decommissioned in 1987, the space was the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) lab for San Diego.  Located at the nationally registered, historic San Diego Police Headquarters, today The Headquarters is a beautifully restored destination for diners, shoppers and visitors alike.

PreFAB Exterior
PreFAB Exterior

PreFAB Programs & Events - We will provide start-ups in the lifestyle products industry with access to many of the networking, collaboration, learning and business development opportunities that the bio-tech, communications, and tech fields currently enjoy. As a PreFAB supporter, you will play an integral role in activating a unique space for creative, commercial, and cultural style leaders to conceptualize and sell products in an inspiring space. Some program and event samples include:

Film & Fiber: What could be better than dinner and a movie, just add shopping! These evenings will feature product sales themes matched with film and food.

Pop-Up Flea: An ever-changing collection of new and
vintage goods for sale by various merchants and brands from across the globe.

Pop-Up School: Trainings and seminars in a variety of business building topics including; product development, merchandising, marketing, advertising, public relations, social, interest and traditional medias.

PreFABrication: Daytime weekend and weekday evening craft and maker events, from crochet to handcrafts, business card and tee shirt making, and craft visits to San Diego businesses.

San Diego Maker's Guild: PreFAB will be the 'Guild House' for a new collective with members ranging from local designers and manufacturers to boutique retailers.

With Your Help - PreFAB will enable start up brands and manufacturers to promote themselves, introducing consumers, merchants, and media to their products.

PreFAB Exterior at Sunset
PreFAB Exterior at Sunset

Risks and challenges

The PreFAB space offers the flexibility of three distinct, interconnected areas, totaling nearly 3,200 square feet (300 M2). The challenge is to respect and pay homage to the history of the place, while providing a contemporary experience for all who use PreFAB to work, conceptualize, collaborate, learn and sell from.

The PreFAB concept offers the creative opportunity and challenge of a flexible build out that can accommodate various uses; full-time and part-time co-working, gallery art shows, pop-up sales and flea markets, movie nights, intimate concertos, luncheons and dinners, trainings, workshops and so much more.

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    Our thanks and the satisfaction that you have helped entrepreneurial makers and creators build their businesses. You'll receive a PreFAB sticker to show your pride.

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    A PreFAB tee shirt, name inclusion on our website supporters page, two tickets to a Film & Fiber event (evening shopping events paired with food and films) in 2014, and a set of four selvedge denim and leather drink coasters hand-crafted by PreFAB member Dixon Rand.

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    Recognition on the PreFAB 'Founder's Wall', two tickets to our opening pre-gala reception on February 8, 2014, and recognition on the PreFAB website.

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    Your gift will purchase two chairs, each including a plaque featuring your name or that of your company. We will add your name to our Founders Wall and you and a friend will be our guests at the Pre-Gala reception on February 8, 2014.

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    You or your company will be featured on our website including photo, narrative and link, as well as name inclusion on our Founders Wall. You'll receive two tickets to our opening pre-gala reception and gala dinner on February 8, 2014, including complimentary valet parking.

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    You have an event, we have the space, for this gift, you will receive access to PreFAB and coordinating assistance (includes access to preferred caterer listing) for a select event for one-day.

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    Receive or give the gift of 3 months part-time co-working membership. You'll also receive a two-hour consult with PreFAB founder, Brian Hawkins.

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    If you are a movie lover, then this is the package for you. With your gift, you will receive a movie night for yourself and 19 friends or associates. Beyond the movie night at PreFAB, you will receive healthy snack packs that include popcorn, sweets and beverages.

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    As a true blue sponsor of PreFAB at $1,000, you will underwrite our H2O station for one year, providing refreshing water for members and visitors alike.

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    You will be recognized as the provider of one co-working space table with your name or company name featured on a table mounted plaque. You'll also receive a selvedge denim and leather duffel bag created by PreFAB member Dixon Rand.

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    You'll receive a private dinner for ten people at PreFAB including complimentary valet . As a Gold supporter, you will also receive a two hour consultation (in-person or via Google Hangout or Skype session) with PreFAB Founders Brian Hawkins and Brett Savage.

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    At this level of support, you mean business and so do we! In exchange for your support, PreFAB will provide you and your company or an organization of your choice with a half-day business planning retreat (six-hours) with founders Brian Hawkins and Brett Savage including lunch for up to ten people. You and five friends will attend our opening pre-gala reception and gala dinner. You or your company name will also be featured on a plaque placed on two handcrafted chairs in our co-working space, and sponsor recognition for PreFAB hosted business seminars and workshops, and associated programs for one year.

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    As sponsor of our 'PreFAB Cafe', you provide the caffeinated rocket fuel for San Diego's next business success stories. At this level, you will underwrite espresso/cappuccino machine, coffee maker, beans for a year and coffee cups.

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    You can underwrite a part-time co-worker space (10 days/month) for one year for yourself, a friend or PreFAB selected co-worker. (Covers up to 4 co-workers at a time)

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    You can underwrite the participation of PreFAB founder Brian Hawkins a full-day project (consulting, annual meeting or board retreat, etc.) for your company or not for profit organization of your choice. (Airfare and 2 night stay included)

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    You will be recognized as the "Eyes and Ears" of PreFAB, providing the funds necessary to purchase audio/visual equipment including projector, screen and speakers. You will be recognized in our website, newsletter, and outbound media messaging. You and five friends will also be out guests at our opening pre-gala reception and gala dinner.

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    You will underwrite the full-time membership of a start-up entrepreneur and up to three co-workers for one year. You and five friends will be our guests at our opening pre-gala reception and gala dinner. You will receive name recognition on that work space for one year and four tee shirts.

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- (30 days)