Aaron Roberts is a director of Edition Office, an architecture studio based in Melbourne. Aaron established the practice with fellow director Kim Bridgland in 2016. The practice operates as a cultural agent amongst a diverse design and arts community within the intersection of architecture, culture and politics and has contributed to numerous lectures and publications across Australia. Through the execution of its work, the practice is creating an ongoing series of figures, stories and relationships; all continuing a greater investigation into material, spatial and cultural practice. The practice has been recognised nationally and internationally with awards for its built work and was recently awarded Emerging Architect of the Year at the 2019 Dezeen Awards.
Graduated as an architect by the Anahuac University and member of the National System of art creators from 2016, founded MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES/ CC ARQUITECTOS in 2004.
In 2006 one of the firm’s departments began to focus on urban projectsand mass transport, leading to research around Multimodal Transfer Centers (CETRAM) and Transit Oriented Development (TOD).
He has done works for dependencies such as INFONAVIT and different Mexican Republic governments, as well as urban and architectural projects in several countries of the American Continent, in the same way he has given workshops and conferences in several Universities in countries such as Mexico, United States, Spain and Portugal.
He has also been honored with national and international awards, including: Luis Barragan Lifetime Achievement from Mexico’s Collage of Architects (CAM-SAM), the Architectural League of New York 2015 Emerging Voices, the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award 2014 and the first prize in the architectural design category at the XIX Pan-American Biennial of Architecture of Quito-BAQ 2014. As well as several silver medals in Mexico’s National Architecture Biennial.
Received his degree in architecture from Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia; he has gained 20 years of post qualification experience ever since. Prior to form Aboday in 2006, he worked for AXIS Architects Planners in Singapore from 1998-2006 where his last position is Principal Designer. Aside from practicing as architect, he is also part time lecturer and writer. He has published 2 books of his firm’s work, Fame Fortune and Flirt (2014) and Firmitas (2017). In 2018 he was appointed as Lead Curator for Indonesia Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale; for which he and his team published a book titled “Sunyata: The Poetics of Emptiness”. Currently pursuing his other interest in art and public work advocating pluralism, he is now working on a number of social projects with his “Ary Indra + Sahabat Selojene”.
Farshad Mehdizadeh was born in Isfahan, Iran. He completed his bachelor’s and initial master’s degree at the Azad University of Isfahan, where he graduated in 2008. Farshad started his professional career as an architect in Fluid Motion Studio in Tehran. Later he worked with Lab Architecture Studio in Melbourne, Australia. Farshad has designed award winning personal projects as well, namely his Abadan residential building which won first prize in the national Me’mar awards of Iran and high recognition in the Middle East awards.
Farshad acquired a second master’s degree at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in Barcelona Spain, after which he returned to Iran and established his own firm, Tehran Architecture Studio. Farshad is also active in the academic field, starting in 2007 as an assistant professor and continuing his academic work as a guest lecturer as well as through international workshops and collaboration with architects, instructors and architecture institutes around the world. He is now teaching in Melbourne University faculty of architecture. Farshad focuses his research on geographically context-based architecture and the impact of geography on architecture in general.
Born in Malang, East Java, Indonesia.
Graduated School of Architecture Melbourne University.
Design principal of DCM Jakarta since 1987.
Partner of Denton Corker Marshall (Melbourne – London – Jakarta) since 1991.
Recipient of Indonesian Institute of Architects Awards for Maya Ubud, Hotel Sensa and Ciwalk, Ex Plaza, Central Library UI and Department of Trade Building.
Recipient of Australian Institute of Architects Citations for Binus School Serpong and Stella Maris Church in North Jakarta.
Budiman guest lectures in conferences and architectural schools.
His interest lies in the development of sustainable tropical architecture through layering of facades and the use of plants in his buildings.
Some of his works are published in Denton Corker Marshall book NARRATIVES non-fictional by Leon Van Schaik, birkhauser.
In 2012, he was named Architect of The Year by Tempo.
A passionate urban designer, planner and business leader with extensive experience in various urban projects in Asia, especially South East Asia and Indonesia. Focus on executing sustainable urban development based on integrated multi-disciplinary approach
Sibarani has spent more than a decade in South East Asia and recently, Indonesia, in executing successful planning projects that become new places for people to live work and play. Having worked for leading international firms such as RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Singapore), Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), EDAW and AECOM, Sibarani has gained vast experience and worked on various award winning master planning projects in South East Asia from Vietnam, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India etc.
In 2007, he is among the first fews that pioneered AECOM Design & Planning Singapore as Director of Master Planning developing a 100 strong team from scratch and now spread across Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines and New Delhi. In 2011 he moved to Indonesia to grow Design and Planning studio from 15 to 70 staff including Architecture, Building Engineering, Project Cost Consultancy, tripling the revenue and won several awards. In 2014 served as Country Manager for 1 year for AECOM Indonesia and grow into 160 person multi-disciplinary office.
Currently, Sibarani is Founder and Director of URBAN+ practice that he started in 2017 together with several key urban and design experts to assist clients and cities in creating compelling urban projects.
Formerly, he has been the Professor of Architecture at the University of Indonesia, Depok.
Prof. Gunawan has published widely on vernacular settlements of Indonesia and is an ardent supporter and advocate of the relevance and usefulness of vernacular in the modern world.