Intrigued by buildings and old construction since elementary school, Jasin Tedjasukman has been inspired to be an architect early on. Today he is a respected architect who has designed some of the most famous hotels in popular destinations in Indonesia, namely The Hermitage Hotel and Dharmawangsa Hotel in Jakarta, and the upcoming The Residences at Mandarin Oriental in Bali. He is also the 1989 Aga Khan recipient for Citra Niaga Samarinda.
Graduated from Parahyangan University in Bandung in 1977, the Cirebon-native founded his own architecture firm in 1987 specialising in residential and hospitality designs. He named it Kiat, a Javanese words that can be loosely interpreted as “knowing the best thing to do”.
Known for his signature solid vertical elements, he made many neoclassic architecture works, as he believes that neoclassic style is a fundamental architecture study that exhibits proportion, harmony, unity, sequence, balance, focal point and others.