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Department of Architecture



MPhil (Cantab.) - 2011 - Peterhouse . Cambridge

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

Research Assistant - 2008-2010 - 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 an editor of the Cambridge Department of Architecture’s Scroope Journal. Pawda has also previously taught design studios and worked in practice in Washington D.C. Outside the department, she is a keen rower for her college.


Felipe Hernández

Expected Completion

September 2014


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.


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:


Conference Papers

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'

PhD Candidate
 Pawda F Tjoa
Not available for consultancy