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Pawda Fransisca Tjoa

Pawda Fransisca Tjoa

Pawda Fransisca Tjoa


Research Area: An analysis of one of Jakarta's main roads as a vehicle to study the city's urban heterogeneity and the coexistence of different patterns of territorial occupation

Supervisor: Dr Felipe Hernandez


Cities South of Cancer Research Group

MPhil (Cantab.) - 2011 - Peterhouse . Cambridge

BArch (Hons.) - 2009 - Schreyer Honors College . Pennsylvania State University

Research Assistant - 2008 to 2010 - Hamer Center for Community Design . School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture . Pennsylvania State University

Research Assistant - 2009 - Department of Engineering . Pennsylvania State University


Pawda is currently a co-convenor of the History and Theory of Architecture Research Seminar. Between 2010 and 2013, she served as an editor of the Cambridge Department of Architecture’s Scroope Journal. Pawda is a LEED Accredited Professional and has also previously taught second year design studios at Penn State, and worked in practice in Washington D.C. Outside the department, she is a keen rower for her college.

Research Interests

Pawda's research focuses on the development trends in Southeast Asian cities, with a particular emphasis on the influence of self-preserving and individualizing attitudes on the development of these cities.

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Key Publications

Tjoa, Pawda, and Richard Devon "Safety by Design: A Review of Design Strategies for Safer Living Environments in Higher Education Communities." World Transactions on Engineering & Technology Education (WTE&TE), Vol.8, No.3, 2010

Tjoa, P., 2010. Self[sufficient]Space: Reconciliation of Sustainable Traditions and Social Interests Through Critical Regionalism in Remote Indonesia, LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.

Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation's "Planning and Design Strategies for Healthy Living, Parks, and Recreation in the Pottstown Area" 2010. The full report may be found here:


Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  • June 2013 Architecture of Southeast Asian Cities: Between Heritage and Modernity - Architecture School of Paris-Belleville

'Tale of Two Cities: Jakarta's Main Artery from the Old Town to New Kebayoran'

  • December 2012 East Asian Architectural Culture: Convergence in Divergence - Chinese University of Hong Kong

'Crossing Continents and Cultures: Architectural Re(production) and the Evolving Forms of Asian Modernity'

  • October 2012 Masterplanning the Future City - Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

'Crossing Continents and Cultures: Architectural Re(production) and the Evolving Forms of Asian Modernity'

  • July 2012 Bali in Global Asia - Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia

'Bali: Indonesia's Feral Child?'

  • February 2012 The Postcolonial City - University of Leeds, UK

'An Investigation into the Complementary Role of Peripheral Spaces and the National Project in Forming Indonesia’s National Identity'

  • December 2011 TIIMI - Indonesian Embassy, London, UK

'A Study on the Role of Peripheral Spaces on the Urban Trends of Jakarta'

  • July 2011 Shadow Cities - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, UK

'The Persistence of the Kampung'