MakerLabs is Vancouver's largest maker space. 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.
There is 42'000 square feet of workshops, common areas and studios. The communal works areas include: wood shop, metal shop, CNC router table, laser cutters, sewing machines and electronics area. Each tool and work area have a class to teach people how to safely use each of them and create.
A strong maker community has been cultivated at MakerLabs. One of exchanging knowledge, helping each other and collaborating. MakerLabs has a communal area to hang out and cook as well as keeping private studios as transparent and open as possible for makers to be inspired by what is going on around them.
MakerLabs has an incredible community impact in a city that is growing denser by creating an opportunity for makers to learn, create and meet.
We have a fabrication team that will make you almost anything. For businesses or personal projects we can make it happen.
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.
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! Check out his global community initiative: Hour Community.
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.
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.
Tommy studied Sustainable Product Design BSc focussing on reconnecting children with the natural world. The journey from a thought to a working product, through problem solving and collaboration, is what gets this guy out of bed. His sketch book of inventions will one day be turned into products to brighten people's day.
Skyler is fascinated with how things are built and loves the process! His background with Industrial Design gives him a keen eye for detail and an enthusiasm for generating creative solutions. He challenges the status quo and keeps it innovative!
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.
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.