Stephanie Larassati is Creative Director, Founder and Architect of AT-LARS. She was born in Jakarta in 1985. Stephanie has gained her Bachelor and Master degrees in the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany in 2011, under the supervisions of Donatella Fioretti, Jean-Phillipe Vassal, Regine Leibinger and Rainer Hascher. Her extensive work experiences in well established architecture firms in Germany such as Hascher Jehle Architekten and Huber Staudt Architektur have allowed her to participate in many award winning projects, such as office, education and healthcare buildings, public residentials and museums. She has also explored the field of theatre stage design where she gained her affinity in scenography.
Early 2016 she expanded her work field and moved to Indonesia to form a progressive and contemporary practice for design and architecture. Stephanie Larassati's work is marked by her artistic talents and capability in solving complex problem through strategic approach - offering solutions that are unique, innovative and highly adaptive to the local contexts, social life and users. Having studied and worked professionally in Germany, she has gained many experiences in designing and undertaking projects with a high aesthetical standard and great attention to details and precision. Her capability to work in a structured and organized manner, along with an open communication has led her to a successful and sustainable cooperation with clients and collaborators.
She was a former officer of the Indonesian Institute of Architects, European Union Chapter (IAI-EU). She is now a grantee of the Returning Experts Programme organized by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM); a joint platform by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency.
AT-LARS (Atelier Larassati) is a progressive and contemporary practice that focuses on design and architecture - from building, cultural space, public space and exhibitions in various scales.
For us, architecture is not about form or style but rather about its emotional connection with the users and environment; and its adaptibility to the local contexts, social life and users.
We create spaces as a platform of exchanges which offers sensorial and visceral experiences. We develop unique ideas and create memorable moments. We formulate design strategies for every design task based on research, functionality and opportunity.
Our approach is holistic. We believe that design process should integrates social, economical, practical and enviromental aspects. We consider architecture as a platform for dialogues and exchanges. We value an integrative design process with experts, artists and professionals from different disciplines.