Olenka Hand

Olenka is practiced at taking a project from concept to construction, supporting the evolution of ideas and inspiration into real finishes and furniture. She is motivated by the connective power of place to craft environments of intention and meaningful refreshment. After 4-years immersed in the Montessori method of education creating classrooms of trust and exploration, Olenka refined her skills in human-centered design during a year-long Fellowship at Experience Institute. She worked for Bunkhouse Group before joining the New Waterloo team. Her spirit food is potatoes with butter.