About

MakerLabs is Vancouver's largest makerspace. We provide the tools, space and know-how to allow anybody to create almost anything! MakerLabs (makerspace + fablab) was born out of a vision to create the best possible space for making.

MakerLabs is made up of 42,000 square feet of workshops, studios and common areas. The communal working areas include: a wood shop, metal shop, CNC router table, laser cutters, sewing machines and an electronics area. Each tool and work area have a corresponding class to teach people how to safely use each tool.

A strong maker community has been cultivated at MakerLabs, where we exchange knowledge, help each other and collaborate. MakerLabs has communal areas for working, hanging out and cooking, as well as a culture of open concept, yet private, studio spaces so makers can be inspired by what is going on around them.

MakerLabs has made an impact on the community in a city that is growing denser by the minute, by nurturing an environment where makers can meet, learn and create.

We also have a Fabrication Team that can make almost anything for businesses or personal use. You have an idea; we can make it happen!

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The Team

Derek

Founder and Maker

Derek likes to make things, both virtual and physical. During the day he helps people make things at MakerLabs, and at night he dreams of all the awesome things that could be made if only he had more tools.
 

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Adrian

Education Manager

Adrian loves to inspire people both through leadership and through his work. He always has a project on the go between his adventurous endeavors. His background includes Mechanical Engineering, instructing sailing and physics!

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alyssa

Community Manager

Alyssa loves solving problems, she has a background in industrial design, design research and fine arts. More than anything, she's fascinated by how people interact with products, each other, and the world around us. Alyssa loves to take things apart, so that she can figure out how to put them back together in a better way.

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MARC

Community Manager

Marc works for a future where we use technology to build meaningful connections between people. His practice explores the potential of data as a creative medium for expression. He’s a live coder, instrument builder, and creative tech educator rolled into one.

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Heather

Community Manager

Heather considers themselves a generalist and all around problem solver. Their degree in Technical Theatre gave them the inspiration to start making things and realize even the most obscure request has a solution and it’s fun to find. They are active in the queer and LGBTQ+ communities and feel passionate about creating comfortable spaces for all.

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Dennis

Maker

Dennis recently finished his studies in Industrial Design here in Vancouver at ECUAD. When he's not working on making your projects come to life at MakerLabs, he is probably tinkering with ceramics, melting glass, doing some 3D modeling/printing, or just biking somewhere! Pretty geometry is his favorite thing ever.