Alter Atlas

Alter Atlas is an ARBV accredited architecture practice and an A+ member of The Australian Institute of Architects.

We exist to inspire and empower you to change your world.

From business owners who are already making a difference to homeowners who want to enhance their quality of life, but not at the expense of causing harm to others and the environment, our goal is to use architecture and design to empower you with a belief. Not in our ability to create change - but in yours.

If you would like to discuss your project or learn more about us, please contact us.



Our design process is led from human experience and conversations rather than any fixed design dogma or signature style.

We commit to each project a high order of care and we are dedicated to a problem-solving approach anchored in helping to increase your agency to make more informed decisions in your project.




Landscape Design

Interior Design

Sustainable Design

Exhibition Design

Product Design

Furniture Design



Steven Chu

Steven Chu (Rangoon, 1986) is a Burmese-Australian architect. He founded Alter Atlas in 2014 after working at renowned design studios on award-winning projects. Steven studied architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with Peter Corrigan, graduating with a Master of Architecture with distinction.

With extensive experience in successfully built projects across residential, commercial, educational and healthcare sectors, he advocates a design approach that strives toward culturally engaged, environmentally responsive, and ethical built outcomes.



- Master of Architecture (Distinction)

- Bachelor of Architectural Design

- Diploma in Building Design & Technology

- Diploma of Media & Communication


Professional Associations

- Australian Institute of Architects

- Architects Registration Board of Australia

- Board Member at Aussie Action Abroad (Registered Charity)



- English, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin)


 Alter Atlas Studio Photo © Carmen Zammit

Alter Atlas Studio Photo © Carmen Zammit


New project enquiries

Steven Chu

Architect / Director

+61 424 820 888


Contact Us

1/430 Rae Street, Fitzroy North, VIC 3068, AU

+61 3 9042 9521


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