Patrisius Marvin Dalimartha, IAI
Marvin is a licensed architect. He started his career in Chicago, United States. There he learned about building technologies, such as photovoltaic installation, and design communication skills, which he gained from working at John Ronan Architects, one of the award winning local architects in Chicago. Upon his arrival in Indonesia in 2008, he started working for Total Bangun Persada, one of the most respected construction companies in the nation. At Total BP he spent much of his hours studying and understanding the local building industry and method. After two years of gaining his experience on how a building was put together, he decided to go back to his root, which was design. In 2010 he joined PTI Architects, Jakarta as an architect. At PTI Architects, he was in charge on several commercial and public building projects, which includes PIK Mall, The Gateway at Taman Mini, Golden Kawanua Manado, Pondok Indah and Jalan Jaksa energy efficient office project, French Embassy Jakarta competition, and Nike Factory Karawang.
In 2012 he decided to focus on his own personal projects which he had started since 2008, and established Studio Lawang. Studio Lawang has collaborated on several projects with Wastu Adi Olahrupa, such as Surabaya Hotel, Bogor Hotel, and Ebony Hotel-Batulicin. With Studio Lawang, Marvin has the opportunity to explore different types and scales of project, from furniture, interior, residential, religious, public to commercial building.
As an architect he believes that architecture has to be responsive of its site. It has to be sensitive to its context, sunlight orientation, and the impact it might have. In addition to being responsive to its site, he also believes that a building has to be energy efficient. Energy efficiency by means of passive methods, such as cross ventilation, natural sunlight, filtering the sunlight where necessary, and maximum green areas are what he always strive for in each of his project, small or large scale. To him, energy efficiency is something that needs to be strived for, simply because it is his responsibility as an architect to produce a building that has minimum impact to the environment.
Being educated in the school which Mies van der Rohe—one the fathers of modern architecture who paid so much of his attention to detail–had started, Illinois Institute of Technology, and having small design studio experience at John Ronan Architect, has given him so much interest in the development of detail in each of his project, both large and small.
His experience and involvement on various scales, types and phases of projects—from concept to completion, his attention to detail and energy efficiency has made him a well rounded and rigorous architect.