Building 14 was originally a facility where the navy rebuilt aircraft engines. It features a main room where they rebuilt aircraft engines and a series of test cells where the final product was live tested before being reinstalled in the aircraft.
In 1997 the base was decommissioned and opened to limited civilian use. Our shop was founded by Dean Santner, an artist, craftsman and business entrepreneur when he signed a lease in 1997 as he saw the opportunity and potential of the former Navy buildings and became one of the first civilian leaseholders on the base. Over time, Building 14 evolved into the makers’ community that it is today. A collaborative spirit continues to be a major element of APS' tenant selection process when leasing space to prospective tenants. As a result we have developed a space for makers that is a mix of proven long term successful business’s and an incubator for new business’s that are just getting started, can work side-by-side with makers whose businesses have successfully grown for years.