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Shared goals, diverse yet complementary skills.

The power of design advances equity and inclusive growth in order to strengthen and empower our communities. The Incubator at Sasaki cultivates a network of ambitious people committed to advancing solutions to the major challenges our generation faces. This flexible research studio and shared work space serves as the catalyst for cross-industry collaboration—bringing academic, professional, and community partners to the table.

The Sasaki Foundation serves as the steward and curator for this facility—activating it with public programs, facilitating research initiatives, and inviting new people to the mix—while Sasaki offers its expertise and resources as a global design firm interested in working with new neighbors to co-create change.

The Incubator is located on Sasaki’s Chase Mills campus, within one of several interconnected historic mill buildings along the Charles River. Sasaki is an award-winning international design firm, focused on architecture, landscape architecture, urban and campus planning, and more.

All rental proceeds from the Incubator at Sasaki will support the mission of the Sasaki Foundation, an organization that fosters equity and inclusivity by engaging diverse groups and individuals in the design of the environment. Click here to learn more.

  • 3,188 Meetings
    3,188 Meetings
  • 92 Programs
    92 Programs
  • 224 Organizations
    224 Organizations
  • 4,634 Attendees
    4,634 Attendees

  • Alexandra Lee
  • Executive Director
  • Sasaki Foundation
  • Curator of Incubator
  • Email
  • INCUBATOR at Sasaki


  • 64 Pleasant Street
  • Watertown, MA 02472
  • The Incubator is easily accessible on the following routes:
  • - From Harvard Square, 71 Bus
  • - From Central Square, 70 Bus
  • - From Kenmore, 57 Bus
  • - From Downtown, 501 Express Bus
  • - From Copley, 504 Express Bus
  • - From Downtown, 15 Min. Rideshare


The Incubator at Sasaki resides within a historic brick mill building on the Charles River. It once housed Hollingsworth & Whitney Paper Company, a paper bag factory whose innovations helped give rise to the modern paper bag and Lewando’s French Dyers and Cleaners, one of the largest laundries in the country by the late 1800s.

The spirit of creative production and an active making and fabrication practice continue to percolate under these wooden beams. The design of the Incubator picks up on elements of this long tradition of creative process, innovation, design, and production in the hopes that anyone who enters will be inspired to join in the messiness and reward of creating 21st century outputs for contemporary challenges.


The Incubator represents a major investment in Sasaki’s commitment to interdisciplinary design. The Sasaki Foundation serves as the research and program curator for the space.

Interested in partnering with us? Let us know!



  • 5,000 SF of Work Space
    5,000 SF of Work Space
  • 46 Dedicated Workstations
    46 Workstations
  • 4 Meeting Rooms
    4 Meeting Rooms

Co-working space is available on a monthly basis, in several tiers:

  • Permanent desk
  • 12 Hours/month of conference room access
  • Secure overnight desk storage
  • Concierge Services: guest reception, mail delivery
  • Professional head shots
  • Guaranteed desk space
  • 8 Hours/month of conference room access
  • Professional head shots
  • Guaranteed desk space 7 days/month
  • 4 Hours/month of Conference room access
All tiers include: company name and logo on this website; feature in digital communications; access to lunch delivery service; use of kitchen, lounge space, and huddle rooms; printing and copying; bike racks and access to several local bus lines.

Companies who call us home:

  • The Commonwealth Ecological Restoration Company
  • Conveyal
  • The Charles River Conservancy
  • The ECHOLocator
  • G|Code House
  • Penelope Taylor Studio
  • UX Architecture Studio
  • WOLA


Our doors are open! Schedule a tour to learn more about our exciting initiatives underway, and to discuss what issues we should, together, strive to tackle next.