Portia Wijatno is a registered architect in Singapore and co-founder of Prow Architects. With her prior work experiences and academic education from architecture practices and universities in the United States of America, she brings insightful knowledge to the studio’s design processes in creating innovative and contextual architecture and environments. She is also a key driver in the detail development and translation of design ideas into built forms.
Prior to Prow Architects, Portia has worked in the United States on a diverse range of projects that included the Al Raha Gardens (Mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), Sanya Bay Mangrove Tree Resort (Mixed-use development in Hainan, China) and Lot 6 Lau’eki Bungalow (Private resort residence in Hawaii, U.S.A.).
She obtained her Master of Science degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York and Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. She was the recipient of the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize and John Parkinson Memorial Scholarship for design excellence.