about higharc

Our mission is to help builders create better homes and communities, more affordably.

our mission
Homebuilding hasn’t changed much in the last century. Our mission is to help builders create better homes and communities, more affordably. We started Higharc to change that by automating architecture, sales, and construction processes on the web.
Where it all began

Higharc was born out of a need for well-designed, customizable home plans that could be affordably built

Marc Minor, Founder


Higharc was started in early 2018 by our CEO, Marc Minor, as a result of his struggles to get his own home build off the ground. In his work at 3D printing startups Carbon3D and Desktop Metal, Marc was at the cutting edge of how software — especially generative design — was transforming the way things are made.

But in his home build, he was stuck with "pen and paper" tools. Marc had long dreamed of ways to use technology to make communities more personal. He left 3D printing to start Higharc, with his failed home build as the backdrop.

After raising initial funding in 2018, three incredible co-founders joined–Michael Bergin, Peter Boyer, and Thomas Holt–each bringing unique skills and passion for homes to make Higharc what it is today.


the founding team

Marc Minor

Marc Minor

Co-founder & CEO

Marc has launched two companies, Desktop Metal and Carbon3D, out of stealth to unicorn status. Marc has also held management roles for some of the world’s largest brands, including Apple and global design and advertising agencies. Marc holds a B.A. in Producing for Television and Music from New York University.

Durham, NC
Michael Bergin

Michael Bergin

Co-founder, VP of Product

Michael previously led the research team focused on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries at Autodesk, developing methods to accelerate building design through deep learning and AI. His work has been covered broadly including in the Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Dwell and the MIT Technology Review.

San Francisco, CA
Peter Boyer

Peter Boyer

Co-founder, CTO

Peter was previously Principal Engineer and tech lead at Autodesk, working on massively parallel systems for computational design. Previous to that, he helped create Dynamo, a generative design system for building information modeling. He holds degrees from Brown and Harvard.

Durham, NC
Thomas Holt

Thomas Holt

Co-founder, VP of Visualization

Thomas Holt is an Art and Creative Director from the video games industry. He has created visuals, directed art, and managed creative teams at 7 studios, developed over 15 major games, is a known instructor and mentor in his field.

Atlanta, GA
Our team led generative design at Autodesk, launched 3D printing companies, shipped AAA games, and led product for top homebuilders

our investors and partners

Our journey is backed by visionary investors who believe in the transformative power of technology. Together, we're working to innovate and help shape the future of homebuilding.

Starwood Capital Group
Mulhern & Kelp
Schneider Electric
PSP Partners
Fifth Wall
Carl Bass
Former CEO of Autodesk
Wayne Chang
Digits Co-Founder
Ric Fulop
CEO of Desktop Metal
Scott Belsky
CPO of Adobe
Ralph Gootee
PlanGrid Co-Founder
Phil DeSimone
Carbon Co-Founder
Jeff Seibert
CEO of Digits
Chase Gilbert
Built Technologies Founder


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