5 Things to Love about GA Boston’s New Campus
General Assembly Boston is growing up. While there is a lot to miss about our old location at WeWork Fort Point — the office pups, the free arcade games in the Dugout and of course the WeWork community members — the time has come for us to put down some real roots and move to our own, permanent campus.
If you haven’t been to our new space (what are you waiting for?!) or are already well acquainted (immersive students we’re looking at you) here are the 5 things you’ll love about GA Boston’s new campus.
1. Location, Location, Location
Located at 125 Summer Street, General Assembly Boston is in the heart of downtown Boston. We are within walking distance to Chinatown (dim sum anybody?), Macy’s (nothing like some afternoon shopping), amazing restaurants, food trucks and coffee shops, and short jaunt to 2 major T stops (South Station & Downtown Crossing).
2. But first, coffee.
If you take any of our courses or workshops — you’ll quickly understand how important a caffeine kick can be. Of course you can always grab hot or cold brew from our student lounge, but if you’re looking to get some fresh air, there are plenty of coffee shops within walking distance.
Some of our favorites Boston Common Coffee Co. and Caffé Nero (newly opened!).
3. Rise to the top.
Some people say the 13th floor is unlucky — but we think they never had views like ours. From our student lounge you can get a sneak peek at which food trucks are on Dewey Square, from Classroom 3 you can see all the way to the State House and if you’re taking a workshop in Classroom 6 you can chuckle at everyone stuck in their cars on the southeast expressway while you learn an in-demand skill.
4. Check out our Chalk “Aht” Gallery
What can we say, we love that dirty water and we are proud to call Boston home. That’s why when you walk around our space, you’ll find notable Bostonians memorialized in chalk art around every corner — Phillis Wheatley, W.E.B Du Bois, Julia Child, David “Big Papi” Ortiz, and, of course, Make Way for Ducklings. There literally is a surprise around every corner. Read more about the artist behind these portraits on our blog.
5. Room to roam (and build community)
One of our goals at General Assembly is to foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. One of the ways we do that is by holding events in our student lounges and community space. Whether it be hosting an Out in Tech network event, convening alumni and students for a Star Wars movie night, or organizing a panel on careers in data science — we’ve designed accommodating and beautiful meeting spaces to support this mission.
Some fun excuses to come to campus this month:
1/17/2017 Jumpstart Your Career | Ga Course Expo
1/21/2017 Coffee and Code at GA
1/31/2017- 2/4/2017 Career Camp Boston in partnership with VentureFizz