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Mia Tedjosaputro

Assistant Professor, Deputy Head of Department

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Mia Tedjosaputro is an Indonesian architect with professional experience in Indonesia and Singapore prior to pursuing her further degree in the UK. She obtained her M.Arch (Design) and PhD from the University of Nottingham UK in 2018. Her main research focuses are the study of design behaviour, augmented reality, bamboo architecture and circular design.

She joined XJTLU ARC in April 2022; currently is the DHoD (Deputy Head of Architecture Department) and Digital Design and Fabrication lab (DDF LAB) coordinator. Along with her professional practice, she founded Architects Without Borders (AWB), a work-in-progress platform for social missions through architecture practices. She is also a reviewer in DIMENSI, an international peer-reviewed journal, ISBN: 2338 7858; and The Design Journal, Print ISSN: 1460-6925 Online ISSN: 1756-3062.

Current PhD supervision:
Holographic Construction Methods for Circular Design - one PGRS student. 

A recent Xinhua News (national news) short video coverage:

Research interests

Circular Economy in Design
Bamboo Architecture, including AR for Bamboo architecture
Study of Design Behaviour (embodied creativity, embodied cognition, digital design cognition)
Design pedagogy ('Flow' theory in design, Microcredential for architecture pedagogy, GAI in studio pedagogy)
UAVs for design pedagogy
Social Enterpreneurship in Architecture


Assistant Professor; Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University, 2022-present

Guest Lecturer in Preliminary Year Architecture; University of Nottingham Ningbo China, 2020-2022

Lecturer in Architecture; Ningbo University (International program), 2020-2022

Founder and Creative Director; AKSEN (China est 2019 and Indonesia est 2001), 2019-present

Architectural Assistant; SAA Architects Pte Ltd (Singapore), 2009-2011

Architectural Assistant; Tierra Design(s) Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2008-2009

Architect Engineer, Project Controlling and Monitoring; Prosys Engineers International, Indonesia, 2007-2008


ARC413: Design Studio 3 (M.Arch Year 2 studio)
ARC 410: Design Research Project (M.Arch Year 2 studio)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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Education/Academic qualification

PGCHE (Higher Education teaching qualification), Falmouth University (UK), 2020

PhD, University of Nottingham (UK), 2018

M.Arch, University of Nottingham (UK), 2012

B.Arch, Petra Christian University (Indonesia), 2007

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