Arief B. Setiawan, AIA, Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University
Arief B. Setiawan was trained as an architect in Indonesia. He earned a master’s degree in urban design from University of Cincinnati and doctorate in Architecture: history, theory and criticism from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in the congruence of social, cultural, political, environmental, and technological factors in shaping identities in the design of the built-environment, hybrid and alternative modernity in architecture and urbanism, the performative aspect in informing history of architecture, the role of media in shaping design intents, and design pedagogy. Besides his research, he worked on design projects that problematize the relationship to a place, including a hospital for the underprivileged in a remote location in Indonesia. He has also been working with students over the years in conducting design-research for socially-conscious designs in various parts of the world.
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
MCP Univ. of Cincinnati
B.Arch Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia