New Lab is incredibly grateful to the creative leadership of the Partnership Fund for NYC, The Regional Center of New York, Fundrise and Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group for their commitment to making New Lab a platform for growing companies in New York City. 

Partnership Fund for New York City (PFNYC)

PFNYC is a strategic lender and partner working to help build New Lab as a leading platform for design, engineering and advanced manufacturing.  In addition, its affiliate, the Partnership for New York City has supported the New Lab project as an example of a key opportunity for quality job growth and training. 

New York City Regional Center

The New York City Regional Center is securing permanent EB-5 financing for New Lab.



Fundrise leveraged its crowdsourcing platform to secure bridge financing for New Lab.


Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group

Special thanks to Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group for their role in securing historic tax credit equity for the New Lab build out. 


Public Support


Macro Sea is working closely with City, State, and Federal partners to ensure the success of New Lab.  Prospective public investment from City, State, and Federal sources includes support from:

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation
  • Speaker Christine C. Quinn, NYC Council
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Regional Council, Empire State Development Corporation

Corporate Support


Our generous corporate supporters include:


Project Advisors

Maria Aiolova

Design Institution Advisor - Founding Co-President, Terreform ONE

Maria Aiolova is an educator, architect and urban designer in New York City. Her work is focused on the theory, science and application of ecological design. She is the founding Co-President of Terreform ONE and a Partner at Planetary ONE. Presently, Maria chairs the ONE Lab NY School for Design and Science and the One Prize Design and Science Award. Most recently, Maria was faculty at Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design and Parsons the New School for Design.

Siavash Mahdavi

CEO, Within Lab

Dr Siavash Mahdavi is the Managing Director of Within Technologies and the CTO of Digital Forming. Siavash studied Mechatronics Engineering at King's College London. He followed on to study a M.Sc. in Intelligent Systems at University College London and continued his research to complete a doctorate in Evolutionary robotics. 

With support from UCL Business, Mahdavi started Complex Matters Ltd in 2005, a design consultancy that worked with designers and engineers in creating objects with optimised structures that enable them to exhibited unparalleled material properties.

He moved on to establish Within Technologies, a design consultancy and software house specializing in utilizing Additive Manufacturing for higher-end engineering applications such as the Medical, Aerospace, Formula1 and Footwear industries. He also co-founded Digital Forming, a company that is making use of 3D printing to enable the mass customization of consumer products for high-street brands. Both companies were featured in the Economist in a cover story entitled The manufacturing technology that will change the world.


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