B08 Ted Caplow - Science Barge & Miami Museum
The projects we build across my various companies are generally installed in large spaces, so they are often built onsite. That said, there are two or three possibilities for what you describe - here in Miami, the science museum has a workshop and I have done system assembly there in the past. It's run by the museum's exhibit design team (my systems are just a few exhibits among many at the museum, of course). That is a fairly traditional looking arts-and-crafts shop space - lots of tools, materials, paints, large worktables in the center, etc. The rest of our work there happened in outdoor areas of the museum where the systems are located. I'm not building anything directly there right now, but some of our team at the museum has expanded on my work and I can check in with them if we want to go this direction (it will require involving the science museum at some level).
In New York, there are two possibilities - the Sun Works Center where small projects are always happening (photos I sent to Noni this morning - have you seen them?) - or a greenhouse construction site at PS 84 in Brooklyn http://nysunworks.org/projects/ps84-brooklyn) where work is about to begin and where we will be building the next prototype of our VIG (again, this will be built onsite). I can get an update on the project timeline if that appeals (I'm not sure what the status will be in mid December).
For the Science Barge that we will build in Miami, work won't begin until the spring, and again, it will happen onsite (ie directly on a barge).
I had also thought that the new museum building site might be an inspiring backdrop, because it projects a tremendous aura of things to come and exemplifies the creative process, but if you very specifically need a small scale workshop environment, that's not there yet (it will be in about 6-8 months).