About

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 7 workshops, two classrooms, a computer lab, a mobile makerspace, 140 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.

Full resume here. 

Inquiries: william.c.holman AT gmail.com


WRITING

2017 / The Good Woodworker magazine (UK) / Campaign Desk

2016 / The Good Woodworker magazine (UK) / Hairpinned Table

2016 / Make Magazine / Made in Baltimore Series

2015  / Vitra Design Museum / Open Making Manifesto: A Field Guide / The Toaster Paradox + The Open Source Object

2015 / Places Journal / Makerspace: Towards a New Civic Infrastructure

2013-15 / Bmore Art / various

2015 / Storey Publishing / Guerilla Furniture Design

2011 / Places Journal / Lessons From the Front Lines of Social Design

2008- present / Instructables


SPEAKING

2017 / Design Museum / London, UK / Design School and the Industry Turn / Open Works: A Case Study

2016 / Tulane School of Architecture / New Orleans, LA / Public Interest Design Seminar / Object Guerilla

2015 /  Walters Art Museum / Baltimore, MD / Making Odd Ends Meet: Recycling in the Middle Ages / Guerilla Furniture Design

2015 / MIT Sloan School of Management / Cambridge, MA / Supporting Diffusion of User Innovation / Design for Distributed Production

2015 / MAKE Media / New York, NY / World Maker Faire / Guerilla Furniture Design

2014 / Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Urban Studies / Blacksburg, VA / 50th Anniversary Alumni Talks / Makerspace as Civic Infrastructure


MEDIA

2017 / Baltimore Sun / Jacques Kelly / After six months, Open Works' maker space is making an impact

2016 / Baltimore Sun  / Sarah Ganz / Baltimore's newest makerspace, Open Works, opens Tuesday

2016 / Makercast podcast  / Will Holman

2016 / Looking Sideways podcast / William Holman + Pascal Anson

2016 / Startup Soiree podcast / Episode 70 William Holman

2015 / Midday With Dan Rodricks / WYPR Baltimore / Tech for Good

2015 / Staden podcast / Every Slice of Baltimore 

2015 / Root Simple podcast / Guerilla Furniture Design

2015 / Bmore Art / Bret McCabe / Will Holman is Object Guerilla

2015 / Boing Boing / Corey Doctorow / Guerilla Furniture Design: Making your home beautiful with waste materials

2015 / City Paper / Eric Ericson, Jr.  / Will Holman's 'Guerilla Furniture Design' is full of practical DIY projects


AWARDS

2015 / Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40

2014 / Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Urban Studies Young Alumni Award


EDUCATION

2010 Certificate, Auburn University, Rural Studio Outreach Studio.

2007 B. Arch, Virginia Poytechnic and State University