Adara was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and raised in London, UK. She completed her secondary education at United World College Costa Rica and also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Middlebury College, USA, where she undertook an exchange year at École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, France.
Adara has worked at Indonesian architecture firm Han Awal & Partners and Peter Stewart Consultancy in London. Her LSA practice placement is at Jestico + Whiles.
In 2020,Adara received a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust where she will travel to Germany, Sweden and Japan to investigate intergenerational housing schemes and their role in tackling social isolation.
Adara currently volunteers as head of the Promotions team for the Great Britain National Committee of United World College and works with Little Big Fund, a non-profit for early-stage social entrepreneurs.