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 image credit: Li Songshu

image credit: Li Songshu

ATLAS is Ahti Westphal, Jenny Chou, and Catherine McMahon—three designers who met while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. Their shared interest in culture, history, and place leads them to mine various contexts for unexpected stories, details, or overlooked materials and techniques. The result is an ongoing exploration that at various points in time takes on the form of spaces, products, or installations. 

In addition to an investigation of place, they take a process-based approach to design that aims to capture the both marks of time and technique as well as the experimental potentials of materials. Each project the studio takes on is an opportunity to articulate a contemporary narrative that bridges between cultures and contexts. 


Featured on this website is an ongoing archive of our research efforts and developing projects. We offer a range of design and research services from architectural and spatial design, to exhibition and special events design, to product design. Please contact us for a more information about our portfolio of work.