Now and Then
The Idea Behind Artthaus Studios
Artthaus Studios is a unique location in Oakland that reflects the historic manufacturing roots of the area. When acquired by Riaz Capital, a new idea emerged - to create a new work environment for today's dynamic creative community.
From small workspaces to premium storefronts, we are taking the office leasing experience to the next level. We offer our members customized built-out spaces, turn-key solutions and access to professional amenities.
We also provide a multidisciplinary educational platform called Artthaus Forum.
More than just a place to work
THRIVE AT ARTTHAUS STUDIOS
With Artthaus, you won't only find a workspace but a community where you can connect with other creators and entrepreneurs.
Our members often share resources, turn into clients for one another, and collaborate on ideas that expand their thinking and work.
Step into a world of opportunities at Artthaus and unleash your potential.
Meet the Founder
Riaz Taplin is the visionary behind Artthaus. After earning his BA, from London School of Economics, he founded a successful design-build firm in San Francisco. He also joined the Board of Oakland Promise, SPUR - the urban planning think tank, and the American Indian Foundation.
Riaz's community commitment brought him to developing workforce housing; and eventually to the vision of creating Artthaus Studios - a place where creative entrepreneurs in Oakland can grow and thrive. His focus on the whole community allowed him to see the value of a thriving business-arts community environment and the value of supporting Oakland housing and the arts.
Today, Riaz leads a team of over 30 professionals who manage over 1500 units with a further 1700 in development.
To learn more, watch our ‘Meet the founder’ video.
We don't just rent spaces; we are committed to the community.
The People at Artthaus
Meet the Team
“Artthaus is a fantastic space with a lot of art on the walls - it is quite inspirational. The common areas are comfortable, and amenities abound. ”
“Artthaus has a great staff. I've been here for over two years. The spaces are encased in a very esthetically-pleasing environment and the neighborhood of tenants is great.”
AT ARTTHAUS OVER 2 YEARS