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We are a designer-friendly company assisting architects and designers

Our Story

We are a San Francisco company that strives to keep curiosity alive. We believe that you can learn from many kinds of people and that many people can learn from you. Our team's diversity of ideas, cultures and life experiences make us the best partners for our imaginative clients. We work with architects, designers and other client-facing firms to create efficient decisions and exquisite implementation. With our software, architects and designers collaborate with their clients to make decisions quickly while keeping the rest of their teams, including contractors, on the same page. In addition to exquisite designs and handcrafted workmanship, our high-quality renders from our Design/Render/Build branch facilitate efficient decision-making for our customers and their clients.

Who are we?

We are a studio focused on technology and design. We began serving the architectural & interior design industry in 2016. We are an accomplished staff trained in architecture, interior, furniture, fashion and industrial design, as well as UI/UX and software design and engineering.We are always looking to learn something new and willing to share and teach what we know.

Our process

We design everything from software tools to custom mailboxes. We ask that our team always be learning and that we all develop a nuanced understanding of sustainability. Our strengths in both software and design set us apart, as does our emphasis on diversity.


Our Team

Meg Withgott

Principal, Co-founder

Meg believes design can help neighborhoods + businesses thrive. A research leader at Xerox PARC, Sun and Interval, she also co-founded EPlanet.
Alejandro Navarrete

Product Lead, Software Engineer

Alejandro Miguel Navarrete is the Product Lead, Software Engineer at Panafold. He studied Computer Science at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Laura De La Torre

Director, Studio

Laura has over 15 years of experience in bringing interior and exterior spaces to life.
Wut Yee Htwe

Founder, Studio

Wut has experience in building and making prototypes using varied techniques and materials ranging from casting concrete to welding steel.
Karol Horr

Junior Designer

Karol Horr is a Junior Designer at Panafold. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Community Design from the University of San Francisco and has recently received a Masters of Architecture from California College of the Arts.
Amy Spanos

Junior Designer

Amy Spanos is a Junior Designer at Panafold. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Kent State University, Ohio.
Zainab Ali

Software Engineer

Zainab Ali is a software engineer at Panafold and received her degree in Information Systems from George Mason University.
Valeria Reynoso

Software Engineering Intern

Valeria is passionate about technology and learning new skills. She loves taking on new challenges and problem solving.
Maurice Robb

Project Architect

Maurice is a Project Architect at Panafold. He is a Washington, DC native and Howard University School of Architecture alumni.
Vishakh Surti

Design Intern

Vishakh is a Design Intern at Panafold. He is currently doing his Master in Architecture from the California College of the Arts.

Our Founders

Sarah Queen

Cofounder

Sarah served as Panafold's founding CEO and remains a strong supporter. She is a director of digital transformation at Halliburton.
Kit Halvorsen

Cofounder, CEO

As CEO, Kit shaped the core business as well as Panafold's ongoing inclusive culture to "Keep Curiosity Alive."

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Small team. Big hearts.

Our focus is always on finding the best people to work with. Our bar is high, but you look ready to take on the challenge.
Interested in joining our team?

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