Our mission is to simplify the design process

We want to give you design superpowers. To enable you to come up with better design ideas faster. To work with people in a more intuitive way than before possible. To move entire skyscrapers with your hands. To experience the future before it’s built.

Today’s VR and AR technologies along with the ubiquitousness of mobile devices make this entirely feasible. There is no reason to accept the limitations of flat-screen design tools or how challenging it can be to get work done together just because it has always been that way.

We are just getting started on this journey and would love to hear your thoughts on what we have done so far.

Who we are

Hilmar Gunnarsson

Founder & CEO

Hilmar is fascinated with architecture, technology, UX and using new mediums to unleash creativity. Prior to Arkio he founded Modio, a startup that developed a creative toy design and 3D printing app that was acquired by Autodesk. Before Modio Hilmar led sales and marketing for OZ, an early leader in mobile messaging acquired by Nokia.

Haraldur Darri Thorvaldsson

Co-founder & CTO

One of Harri’s earliest jobs was developing a multi-user VRML browser. He’s served many roles in the interim and obtained a PhD in Computer Science but his love of shared virtual worlds never went away. The rise of VR and its application to collaborative architecture naturally presents an irresistible challenge for him.

Johan Hanegraaf

Co-founder & Head of Product

With 10+ years of experience in the architecture industry Johan brings extensive knowledge of design technologies to Arkio. As an architect and engineer Johan believes immersive technologies have the potential to redefine our design process and enhance the multidisciplinary joint effort to create better built environments.