Juliana Bento is driven by just and equitable design, reflected in her projects that focus on user experience and sustainable building technologies to impact people’s lives. She has designed affordable housing, educational, outdoor learning environments, and, visitor and community centers that celebrate and empower their users and, has collaborated on 15 single-family homes. She received her B-Arch at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she developed her altruistic vision when studying communities around her and designing for people in need. Her desire to make an impact led her to found a startup to alleviate scarcity and access to drinking water in her home country of Angola using a technology that captures water from air. In the process, she received a certificate in Business Administration and Management from the Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator and, now brings her inspiration and business acumen to 450 Architects.