BUILT BY MINI.

The Amalgamated Drawing Office.

The very first Mini, built in 1959, became a design icon, and had a deeply human appeal: in its look, visceral driving experience and accessibility. And it was invented as an answer to a pressing social issue. In the midst of an acute fuel shortage, Sir Alec Issigonis set up a secret design office to develop a small car, that would break all the rules of car engineering at the time. The name of his team: Amalgamated Drawing Office, A/D/O.

Its approach continues to inspire us to this day. MINI aims at offering products and services that are truly relevant to people, every day. The creative space was founded with this purpose: to serve the creative community, locally and globally. Proudly named after our first group of innovators, A/D/O strives to spark new creative work and build a meeting place for pioneers from diverse backgrounds. We are convinced that meaningful design cannot happen in isolation – it needs exchange. As for ourselves, we are collaborating beyond our walls and our industry to fuel design thinking at large as well as get inspired for our own innovation, beyond automotive.

THE SPACE.

A/D/O is located in a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn's Industrial Business Zone. It has been converted into a space for creative exchange.

LOCATION, HOURS, AND VISITING INFORMATION.

THE SHOP

The Shop at A/D/O offers a unique assortment of iconic design and future classics and tools for creatives in the space.

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RESTAURANT NORMAN.

The restaurant at A/D/O, created by Fredrik Berselius (Aska) and Claus Meyer (Great Northern Food Hall, Agern) will be open from early morning until late night, serving baked goods for breakfast, easy lunches and more elevated dinners, concentrating on shareable plates that emphasize the best of what is nutritious, local and in season.

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THE ATRIUM.

A/D/O is open to the public and invites visitors to an expansive open seating area, the restaurant and bar and exhibition areas.

THE WORKSPACE.

Members can work in a dedicated studio, equipped with large-scale fabrication equipment, as well as the expansive open workspace with complimentary WIFI.

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THE COURTYARD

The Courtyard at A/D/O is an outdoor space used for large-scale exhibits pertaining to architecture and urban infrastructure.

URBAN-X.

A/D/O is home to URBAN-X, a start-up accelerator by MINI and Urban Us with the mission of “Reimagining City Life." The venture combines the core competencies of MINI with best-in-class acceleration process, investor network and experience bringing new innovative technologies to market.

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THE PEOPLE.

Name
Andrew Ross
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Retail Manager
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Ari Joseph
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Senior Art Director
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Gabe Isaac
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Operations Director
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Jessica Petrullo
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Digital Marketing Manager
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Kat Ermant
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Workspace Specialist
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Makeda Amadi
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Operations and Events Coordinator
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Nate Pinsley
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Managing Director
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Pavel Koganliakhov
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Workspace Manager
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Sandy Hong
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Guest Services & Production Assistant
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Tara Gebbia
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Operations Manager
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Anne Pingreoun
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Lead Curator
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Esther Bahne
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Head of Brand Strategy & Business Innovation, MINI
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Jean-Michelle Lopez
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Program Manager
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Justin Kim
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Content Creator
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Kieran Pereira
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Guest Services & Production Assistant
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Mara Peralta
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Retail & Production Assistant
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Nathan Poekert
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Communications & Marketing Director
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Samantha Harris
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Senior Communications Manager
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Sheetal Shah
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Program Manager
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Thom Taglioli
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Events & Experience Manager