Melissa Liando

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Csutoras & Liando

Indonesia
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Biography

Melissa Liando is an architect and one half of Csutoras & Liando. She founded her practice in 2012 together with Laszlo Csutoras, whom she met during her postgraduate studies in the Netherlands.

Born in Jakarta, Melissa spent part of her childhood in Indonesia before moving to Sydney, where she later studied Interior and Furniture Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Following her graduation, she worked in Australia before deciding to travel. A trip to the US, Europe and Asia inspired her to continue her education and study architecture. She completed her Masters in Architecture at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.  

While in London, Melissa worked at Grimshaw Architects and Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture on public and educational projects in the UK.

Csutoras & Liando works on public, commercial and residential commissions, and on self-initiated, socially motivated projects. Though initially based in London, the firm has recently been spending more time in Indonesia. 

Melissa and Laszlo have lectured in the UK, Hungary and Indonesia. In 2014 one of their works, Kineforum Misbar, was included in MoMA’s publication "Uneven growth." They have also been invited to exhibit at the Deutsches Arkitektur Museum in Frankfurt and at the Architecture Biennial In Chicago.

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