After completing his study in Australia, Budiman Hendropurnomo had a chance to do internship and worked at Denton Corker Marshall, a renowned architectural firm based in Melbourne. Upon returning to Indonesia, he established PT Duta Cermat Mandiri (DCM) and designed Blok M Plaza in Jakarta and Hotel Tugu Malang in East Java as their first major projects. He is one of the leaders in the evolution of sustainable design.
Budiman leads the DCM Jakarta studio with distinct experience and notable specialisation in many important projects, including resorts, hotels, offices and apartments. His abilities as an architect are especially evident in his design of Maya Ubud Resort, a project that was an achievement of Balinese heritage with natural representation of the richness of Indonesian cultural tradition. His creativity and consistency in design with strong local touch makes DCM Jakarta a trusted firm in handling massive and challenging projects throughout Indonesia. Concisely, the sustainability concept always goes into their best designs.
Please let us know how you started the Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) Jakarta back then and develop the firm until today.
DCM Jakarta was formally established in 1987 with projects like Blok M Plaza and Exchange House. The firm grew in the years following the Asian crisis with boutique hotels and lifestyle centres, such as Plaza EX, Ciwalk and UOB Plaza. In the last five years, some of DCM’s major projects are completed, like Kompas Multimedia Tower, The Tower, Alila Solo and Maya Sanur.