Building Artistic Community
The 80,000sq/ft underutilized warehouse, formerly a carpet mill, was built in the late 1800’s as a factory co-op by the Lomax family. The building was split up into several areas where different companies would rent space for their equipment and utilize the steam-driven drive shafts to operate their heavy machinery.
Honoring the unique history of the building, the sensitive renovation included cleaning up the existing brickwork and wooden beams and installing all new systems and windows to create a truly inspiring space to work.
Jasper Studios was founded by local entrepreneurs Leo Voloshin and Nate Krauthamer in 2015. Leo is the successful co-founder of Paper Box Studios and CEO of Printfresh Studio: Printfresh is Jasper’s anchor tenant, taking up 11,000 sq feet in the top floor. Nate Krauthamer is a developer in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties who specializes in residential and commercial real-estate, with over 100 properties developed.
Since the late 90s, Philadelphia has been going through a Renaissance period, starting in the core of Center City. Progress has slowly moved northward along the river over the last few years and has exploded in the Northern Liberties and Fishtown neighborhoods. New development and rehabilitation has recently started to focus on the areas north of Lehigh Avenue. A concerted group of non-profit organizations (NKCDC, Impact Services and others) and developers are committed to the betterment of the Kensington neighborhood. The number of renovated buildings along Kensington and Frankford Avenues has been steadily increasing over the last few years- and Jasper Studios is right in the middle of all of it.