Cerina Niken Rani Anggraini

With her expertise in urban design and master planning, Cerina seeks to deliver innovative solutions for sustainable living.

Trained as an architect and urban designer in Parahyangan Catholic University Bandung, West Java, and later in Columbia University New York under Fulbright Scholarship, Cerina is now vice president at CPG Consultants—one of Asia Pacific’s multi-disciplinary one-stop consultancy firm—and council member of the Singapore Institute of Planners.

With more than 20 years of comprehensive design experience with a range of project types, from healthcare, and industrial parks to residential townships and commercial mixed developments, Cerina shares her thoughts and experiences with Construction+.

Master planning involves not only design but also local contexts, users and market conditions

How did you get involved in urban design, and how would you describe your approach in this field?
I have always been fascinated with urban design, as it deals with the public realm and the in-between spaces of public and private.

The field of urban design was introduced to me in my last two years of architecture curriculum in university, and I simply fell in love with it. After my graduation, I moved back to Jakarta to work as an urban designer.

My signature style is to take a pragmatic and sensitive approach to every project, considering not only the design itself, but also the local contexts, users and market conditions, among other defining forces.

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