It all began on a red couch in a termite-eaten house in Honolulu. We spent many hours hashing out strategies to create a world we wanted to live in. Simultaneously frustrated and hopeful, we ultimately realized that design is our contribution to catalyze positive change.
Cofounders Caty Rezendes and Michael Hodge have a background in architecture and physical design. We are steeped in the process of shaping an empty lot or old building into a environment that people can thrive in. There is something in that process that is directly applicable to tackling large scale social challenges.
Caty brings joy and focused intensity to any project, tech or tangible. Everything she touches she makes beautiful.
With a background at the intersection of physical and digital design, Caty weaves people’s passions into compelling stories through words, graphics, film, and experiences. A lead organizer for TEDxBeaconStreet and a member of the leadership team of Ideas in Action, Caty has helped guide the Boston innovation and startup community with her design sensitivity.
Michael was a design director for one of China’s largest firms working on city scale architecture and urban planning projects. He attended the Cooper Union and holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Hawaii. A long time Zen student and teacher, Michael is a faculty member of the Institute for Zen Leadership.