Surya Gunanta Tarigan

Surya G Tarigan

Address: Apartement Pakubuwono Terrace Tower Utara lt 26 unit D9,

Kebayoran Lama – Cipulir, Jakarta Selatan

Mobile : 083806431477

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Research Interest                                                                          


I have long-standing interest in housing, real estates, design and development of cities. Research into housing market, property prices and its social and financial significance at regional and national level also become my research passion.

Work experience                                                                            


Sep 2012 – Jan 2017                          Atmajaya Yogyakarta University (UAJY) & Pasca UAJY

                                                            Yogyakarta – Indonesia, Lecturer

  • Carry out research, teaching and supervising undergraduate and master graduate.
  • Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum.
  • Actively promote the plan to open a new doctoral programme in the few next years.


Jan 2012 – Jun 2012                           DPA Architect Ltd

                                                            London – UK, Architectural Assistant

  • Preparing house designs and site developments for planning application, preparing building regulations and making presentation drawings.


Nov 2011 – Dec 2011                         Simon Timperley Chartered Architect

                                                            Newcastle-UK, Architectural Assistant

  • Preparing 3d model and schematic design for planning application of a 7th floor apartment near listed buildings.


May 2011Dec 2011                         GRAD schemeNorthern Architecture, Newcastle-UK

  • Playing a key role as a member of the design team tasked with preparing design for competitions and projects, doing research, community engagement and presentation.

July 2010 – Sep 2010                         Site Management Internship –

Jesmond Property Development Ltd Newcastle-UK

  • Actively involved in supervising construction progress on site, make a daily and weekly progress report to ensure the progress meet the dead


Dec 2009 – May 2010             PT. JAYA KONSTRUKSI MANGGALA PRATAMA

                                                            Site Engineer, Indonesia

  • Successfully completing some building constructions on time, on budget and in satisfactory quality
  • Making a personal contribution to some basic change on site which accelerated the construction progress in order to catch up the three months progress behind the schedule.
  • Working extensivelly with the workers and solve the problems arise on site effectivelly
  • Making a progress schedule, cost estimation and checking technical drawings before initial construction progress


May 2009 – Nov 2009             PT. BAKRIE SWASTIKA UTAMA

Fit out Supervisor, Indonesia – Bakrie Tower (47th floor) and Epicentrum (Mall & office building 45000 m2)

  • Working in a busy environment with responsibility to supervise fitting out works up to five contractors on the same time
  • Supervising the implementation of health and safety issue in the building environment
  • Checking contractor’s technical drawings to be compatible with the building standards.


Aug 2007 – April 2009                        Freelance Architect

Architect & Project Manager, Indonesia

  • Successfully completing some individual projects ranging from housing to office
  • Working in close conjunction with client in design process


Jun 2005 – Jul 2007                            PT. Pratita Total Design

Junior Architect, Indonesia

  • Successfully completing several projects under World Bank on Aceh reconstruction after tsunami.
  • Playing a pivotal role in preparing design proposal, schematic design and presentation to client
  • Acquiring an excellent understanding of drawings, plans and documents for statutory approvals


Education and qualifications

2012 – 2016              PhD Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Thesis Title: Housing, Homeownership and Labour Market Change in Indonesia


2010 – 2011              MA Architecture and Planning Studies (Design) – 2.1 (Merit)

                                  Newcastle University, United Kingdom


2002 – 2006              B. Arch Overall result: GPA: 3.1 out of 4.0

                                  University of North Sumatra, Indonesia


Training and Development

Jun 2003 – Oct 2003                           Multimedia Course, Bina Nusantara Medan

In this 1 year program, I learned on how to use drawing software like AutoCAD, 3ds Max, CorelDraw, Photoshop and other animation softwares like Macromedia Director, Adobe Premier and Sound Force. I also learned basic structures of graphics designs and how to apply them in projects during the course.

Jan 2007 – April 2007                         Structural Analysis Program, YPK Pauline

I learned how to create a structural design using SAP 2000 in order to make a safe design yet economical efficient. I also learned about basic principles of structural design.


Feb 2015 – March 2015                      Cost Estimation Course, LPP Bina Maju Bangsa Jakarta

I learned about cost estimation for residential buildings including the cost analysis.

Additional Skills

Computing                               Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and MS Project), extensive architecture drawing using AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Sketchup, 3dsMax, Vectorworks, Piranesi, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign.

Language                                English (fluent), Indonesian (fluent)

Interests and activities




Cinema, Cycling and Tennis


Academic                                                                    Professional

Suzanne Speak                                                              Domenico Padalino

Claremont Tower                                                           DPA Architect Ltd

Newcastle University                                                      3c brocket road

Tel : +44 (0) 191 222 5646                                             Tel : 01992469002

Email :                                            Email :

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