Sibarani Sofian

Urban design has always been close to Sibarani Sofian’s heart. Design, he believes, should contribute to problem solving, especially in Indonesian cities.

After studying architecture at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Sibarani went on to obtain his master’s degree in Urban Development and Design at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Upon graduation, he worked in Singapore (TAK Design and RSP Architects) and Hong Kong (SOM Asia and EDAW Asia) before joining AECOM Singapore in 2007. AECOM acquired EDAW Asia, and he was asked to open their Planning and Design division in Singapore. In 2011, he moved to Jakarta to establish Planning and Design in Indonesia until he left AECOM in 2016

Currently, Sibarani is founder and director of URBAN+ practice, which he started in late-2016 together with several key urban and design experts to assist clients and cities in creating compelling urban projects. With their wealth of experience and network, Sibarani and his URBAN+ team are spearheading several strategic infrastructure-driven planning (i.e. transit-oriented developments, Aerotropolis and Port City) and other master planning communities or mixed-use projects, with the aim of developing a better built environment.

He assists several cities and regencies (such as Bogor and Bandung) and serves as an expert source for the Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of State Owned Enterprises, Indonesia Public Housing Board (Perumnas) and Green Building Council Indonesia.

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