Educated as an architect at Virginia Tech and Auburn University’s Rural Studio, Will Holman is the founding Executive Director of Open Works, a makerspace in Baltimore City. Open Works is one of the largest nonprofit makerspaces in the United States, with seven workshops, two classrooms, a computer lab, a mobile makerspace, 115 studio spaces, and a coffee shop.
Previous to that, he worked as an architectural designer, carpenter, artist’s assistant, cabinetmaker, furniture designer, and educator. He is the author of Guerilla Furniture Design, and lives in an old house in Baltimore with his wife Amanda.
Will’s work is interested in expanding access to the means of production through writing, community development, and open-source design.