Miguel McKelvey
Miguel McKelvey
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork
  • WeWork ranked first on the Fast Company “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” list (2015)
  • WeWork ranked third on Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100” list (2015)
  • Prior to WeWork, Miguel created the design framework and led the national roll-out for American Apparel’s 170 stores
Global co-worker
Miguel McKelvey has altered the architecture of how we work – now he wants to redefine how we live. Even with the global success of his multi-billion dollar venture WeWork (90 co-working spaces in 29 cities around the world), Miguel's ultimate goal hasn't changed: to empower people to live better lives. With his latest project, WeLive, he takes his ideals literally and reinvents communal living with creative co-living spaces (a world away from the multi-parent Oregon commune he grew up in). A multidisciplinary designer who directs all architecture and construction activities, Miguel is also well-versed in entrepreneurship: before launching WeWork with CEO Adam Neumann, he was involved in the early-stage development of several companies including his first business, web portal English, Baby!, as well as Green Desk office space, the Seven Planet store chain and Generation Design Studio.
“I’ve seen how business can transform communities. Commerce is a core component of pretty much any successful society.”
Miguel in The Guardian