Lara earned her degree in Architecture from the University of the Philippines. Her signature design style is modern contemporary with warmth. Aside from the occasional pops of color, she likes to use wood in her projects as it makes any space warm and cozy.
Early in her career, Lara was able to work with Francisco “Bobby” Manosa, Ana Rocha, Dan Lichauco of Archion Architects, and Anna Sy of C|S Design.
Her past projects include private residences and commercial projects which include Wildflour Cafe + Bakery, Purple Yam Malate, and several Manang’s Chicken restaurants. Lara also designed the office of Havas Media which was included in the list of “Cool Offices in Metro Manila” featured on spot.ph. She was featured in Town and Country Philippines as part of the “Design’s New Guard” list, too. Her projects have also been featured in Real Living Magazine and Elle Decoration Philippines.
At present, she is the founding architect and design principal at Larawan Ink.