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Realrich Sjarief established R A W in 2010, a·vant-garde Architecture Firm which focusses on architecture mastery. As the leader of the firm. he led R A W to win multiple awards in open and limited national competition. Realrich who has license under IAI (Indonesian Institute of Architect) has worked for more than 300 Architectural projects and 110 open and limited competitions ranged from small scale product design to large scale mixed use development and master planning of more than 200 hectare of development.
In addition to his design contributions with R A W , he is a contributor in national and international publications. He is also a lecturer at the University of Pelita Harapan in Karawaci, Indonesia. He is also in partnership with DuyCM Mexico establishing network between Asia Pacific and Latin America. He is also director of 2 major Laboratories in RAW which is DOT Workshop and Made in Jakarta.
He completed a bachelors degree in architecture at the Institute Technology of Bandung Indonesia (ITB) in 2005. Over the last ten years, he has been involved in major projects throughout Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Karachi, Incheon, Philippines and Vietnam. He spent a year with Urbane Indonesia, Bandung, followed by a year with DP architects in Singapore, and finally moved to London to work for Norman Foster in Foster and Partners. He was fortunate to be involved in several projects such as Plot – L11, a commercial building at the first zero-carbon, zero-waste Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and the YTL Headquarters in Malaysia.
In 2010, he received planning workshop International award given by UNSW. His journey with the MUDD program has brought forward the greatest achievement of his year in 2013, being awarded first prize in the design competition for the National Gallery of Indonesia, scheduled for construction in 2015. He has now set up an architecture office in Indonesia and intend to continue running it with an urban design practice. As the Spanish novelist, George Santanaya, has said “The wisest mind has something yet to learn”. This experience learns before was the beginning of something unseen but memorable.