You and your ideas are not average. Your workspace shouldn’t be average either.

Let’s face it, not everyone is meant for cubical farms and starchy ties. The Root is a collaborative workspace where the doers, thinkers, and creatives can implement their ideas in the heart of downtown New Albany. Our goal is to provide a multitude of work environments where our passionate members can be most efficient. We believe that the work you do with the community inside these walls can have a major impact on the community beyond the walls.

Comfortable Space

As in, if you like the coffee shop atmosphere, we have comfy couches and squishy chairs. If you need something a little more structured, we have some work tables and booth space. We also have some raised tables if you want to switch it up and stand or hold a quick meeting to debrief.


Quiet areas

If you need to collaborate with other coworkers or need a place to talk with clients, we have two conference rooms, one small, and one for larger groups. We also have soundproof phone booths for those conference calls, or if your mom is bugging you about leaving your dishes in the sink again.

complementary benefits

Take advantage of our break room where we offer endless coffee and snacks, or if you brought your lunch, you can stick it in the fridge and heat it up in our microwave. Other amenities include high-speed WiFi, Apple TVs, storage space, business mailboxes, print/fax/scan/copy technology, and a free parking garage across the street.


Are you the type of person that always says they want to get involved, but then you don’t know how, or the search just seems overwhelming? Here, we lay out everything that’s going on in the area, from nonprofit volunteer opportunities to trivia nights at the local watering holes. We also host workshops, feature guest speakers, and provide space for professionals who want to host their own business gatherings!

For a tree, root growth is essentially opportunistic in its timing and its orientation.

It takes place whenever and wherever the environment provides the water, oxygen, minerals, support, and warmth necessary for growth. You are starting at The Root, capitalizing on your opportunity. Now is the time, all you need are the right accoutrements to grow. Just like a tree that needs the right combination of environment and elements, we believe our members need the same in order to maximize your potential. Below is our success formula.

The water

All of the biggest achievements start as small ideas. What turns an idea into a
revolution is how you act on it. Boldness and activity are essential to success. Sometimes you have to take risks. But what’s life without a little adventure?

The Oxygen

We love where we come from and the direction this great city is going. It can only
be revitalized through the people. It takes a vision, investment, and social consciousness to affect change. With this direction, our initiative is to give back what it has given us: a place for experiences, loving memories, and a home.

the minerals

Everyone has the ability to make their impact on the world. They just need the
right variables in their equation: Accessibility + Strength + Resourcefulness = Flourish.

the support

Every business in its infancy has to rely on others to cultivate and grow. The Root
culture opens the door to camaraderie and belonging among members, openness and
inclusiveness, and tap into unique resources for new ideas. Our philosophy extends outward to support local, whether it’s ingredients, a concept, or a business.

the warmth

We understand there’s more than one way to think, and that collaboration is a necessity in order to discover the best solutions. Here, your individuality is recognized, and your outlandishness is encouraged.