Innovating the future of spaces.

Hosta Labs started out of MIT, and we are excited to be developing useful solutions to improve people’s lives through utilizing technology already in the majority of people’s hands: the smartphone camera. Hosta enables anyone to easily convert photos of living and work spaces into intelligent 3D models for managing spaces.

Jose Pacheco
Co-Founder
Jose is fascinated by the production methods, design and impact of the built-environment in society, most recently being the co-director of the MIT Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from MIT with a BSc in economics with a minor in biology and an MBA as part of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Global Leadership and Innovation.
Rachelle Villalon
Co-Founder
Rachelle graduated from MIT, where she received a Master's and PhD in Computational Architecture. Before that, she did her undergrad in architecture at Woodbury University. Rachelle has experience in architecture/design and software engineering in the cyber security, robotics, and creative 3d modeling industries. She is originally from California and enjoys outdoor sports.
Daniel Rios
Chief Product Development Officer
Daniel has a background in architecture, law, and business. Completing his BArch at Woodbury University and JD at Northeastern University. He has entrepreneurial experience in the consumer space.
Dan Li
Design Lead, UI/UX
Dan has an art, architecture and computation background. She worked at the MIT Architecture Computation Group and received a Master's degree in Architecture at MIT. Dan likes to explore creative space representation. She is from China and did her undergrad at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA).
Alex Charidis
Research Scientist, Machine Intelligence/Learning Advisor
PhD candidate in Computational Architecture at MIT.
Takehiko Nagakura
Design/Technical Advisor
Architect and MIT Professor in Computation.
David Rose
Business Strategy Advisor
Lecturer and Researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Serial entrepreneur.
Abel Sanchez
Technical Advisor
MIT Lecturer and Researcher. Expert in enterprise computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cyber security, and Digital Innovation.
Gilad Rosenzweig
Design Advisor
Architect, Executive Director and Co-Founder of MIT DesignX.
Alexandra Mozdzanowska
Operations Advisor
Former VP of Operations at Hopper.
Dennis Shelden
Technical/Business Strategy Advisor
Serial Entrepreneur in the Built Environment, Professor at Georgia Tech, and Former MIT Professor.
Andrea Chegut
Innovation Advisor
MIT Research Scientist, Co-Founder & Head of Research at MIT DesignX, Director of MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab.
Leon Cheng
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Oliver Heins
MIT Business Development Extern 2018
Daniel Hong
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Meredith Julian
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Steven Liu
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Tyler Millis
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Rodrigo Tocalini
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Sara Wise
MIT Business Development Extern 2018
Bill Wu
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018
Emily Zhang
MIT Software Engineering Extern 2018