ABOUT SWG STUDIO DIRECTORS SANTOSO BUDIMAN AND GREG ROYCE

Santoso Budiman and Greg Royce at SWG STUDIO Architecture and Interior Design as Architectural Design Consultants.

 

SANTOSO_BUDIMAN

DESIGN PRINCIPAL

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE

REGISTERED BUILDING PRACTITIONER WITH VBA

REGISTERED CONSULTANT WITH HERITAGE VICTORIA

 

SWG STUDIO, IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN FOCUSED STUDIO OF THE PARTNERS SANTOSO BUDIMAN AND GREG ROYCE IN MELBOURNE. THE STUDIO WAS FOUNDED IN THE LATE 2009 TO FORM A COMMITTED TEAM WITH THE PASSION AND DESIRE TO BE A STUDIO THAT OFFERS DYNAMIC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR AND DESIGN. THIS RANGES FROM PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL, WHICH IS PREDOMINANTLY ASSOCIATED WITH HERITAGE OVERLAY, EXTENSION AS WELL AS NEW BUILD TO MULTI-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMERCIAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS, THIS INCLUDES HOSPITALITY, RETAIL AND OFFICE INTERIOR PROJECTS.

AS THE DESIGN PRINCIPAL FOR THE STUDIO AND TRAINED AS AN ARCHITECT, SANTOSO IS INVOLVED IN EVERY PROJECT FROM THE START TO THE FINAL STAGE. USING HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL WHILE WORKING ON EACH PROJECT, HE FINDS A UNIQUE SET OF CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE ENHANCED, EMBODIED AND EXTENDED THROUGH A PROCESS OF DESIGN THAT ACHIEVES THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME.

BEFORE PARTNERING SWG STUDIO, WHILE IN THE WORKPLACE AT LOVELL CHEN ARCHITECTS AND HERITAGE CONSULTANTS, SANTOSO WAS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS THAT INCLUDED PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS. THERE WAS PARTICULAR FOCUS ON HERITAGE LISTED PUBLIC BUILDINGS FOR MAJOR INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY AND RMIT MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA.

IN LATE 2011, HE ALSO ASSISTED LOVELL CHEN ARCHITECTS FOR THEIR NEW OFFICE FIT OUT AT THEIR NEW PREMISES.

SANTOSO PRIDES HIMSELF ON BEING A HARD WORKING CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE INDIVIDUAL AND IS ALWAYS WILLING TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS IN THE DESIGN FIELD FROM ARCHITECTURE TO ART.

WITH HIS PASSION FOR ART, SANTOSO ALSO BEGAN A CAREER IN FINE ARTS IN 2003 AND WAS REPRESENTED BY A GALLERY IN AUCKLAND WHICH SOLD A NUMBER OF HIS WORKS. HE HAS ALSO HAD SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND HAS SOLD HIS WORK IN MELBOURNE SINCE THEN.

SANTOSO IS ALSO INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEERING WORKS WHEN HE CAN, SUCH AS ASSISTING THE ANNUAL DENFAIR MELBOURNE DESIGN EXHIBITION EVENTS AT MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE AND HE IS ALSO PART OF THE PROJECTS AND BUILDINGS COMMITTEE FOR A SIGNIFICANT HERITAGE BUILDING OF AN ANGLICAN CHURCH IN MELBOURNE CBD.

 

 

 
 

GREG_ROYCE

STUDIO PRINCIPAL

AFFILIATE MEMBER WITH DIA

REGISTERED CONSULTANT WITH HERITAGE VICTORIA

 

WITH BIG PASSION FOR ARCHITECTURE SINCE HE EVER CAN REMEMBER, GREG STARTED DOING HIS OWN PROJECTS IN PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT 30 YEARS AGO. THIS INCLUDED SINGLE DWELLINGS AS WELL AS MULTI RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS. HE HAS WORKED TOGETHER WITH ARCHITECTS AS THEIR CLIENTS FOR HIS PROJECTS IN THE PAST AND ALWAYS HAD A BIG INTEREST IN PARTNERING A DESIGN CONSULTING FIRM IN ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR ONE DAY.

GREG DIDN’T WASTE ANY TIME WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY AROSE. AT HIS CURRENT POSITION AS THE STUDIO DIRECTOR AND A MENTOR AT SWG STUDIO AND ALSO WITH HIS BROAD INVOLVEMENT IN EVERY PROJECT, HE SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE WITH OUR CLIENTS THROUGH HIS PAST EXPERIENCE IN A MORE PRACTICAL APPROACH FROM THE EARLY DESIGN STAGE TO THE FINAL DELIVERY.

WITH HIS LOVE OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND ART, HE GAINED HIS EDUCATION THROUGH TRAVEL, SUCH AS VISITING RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE BY FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS. FOR INSTANCE THE GUGGENHEIM IN BILBAO, MAXXI IN ROME, UNESCO MEDITATION SPACE AND PARC DE LA VILLETTE IN PARIS AND OTHERS.

HE ALWAYS STRIVES TO LEARN NEW THINGS AND GAIN KNOWLEDGE EITHER IN ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, ART OR IN GENERAL. HE IS ALSO AFFILIATE MEMBER OF THE DESIGN INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA TO CONTINUE HIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. HE IS ALWAYS HAPPY TO GIVE BACK AND SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAS GAINED TO OTHERS FOR THEM TO CREATE A BETTER QUALITY OF CONTEMPORARY LIVING EXPERIENCE.

 

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

WE BELIEVE ARCHITECTURE CAN BRING A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE PAST. ARCHITECTURE IS SIMPLY WHAT YOU MAKE IT. THIS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A PROCESS OF CLOSE ONGOING DIALOGUE, COLLABORATION, INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF INSTINCT AND INSIGHT.

OUR STUDIO'S EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS OF EACH PROJECT ENSURE A UNIQUE AND APPROPRIATE APPROACH THAT FASCINATES AND INSPIRES, FROM CONCEPT DESIGN THROUGH FINELY CRAFTED DETAIL.

THE COALESCENCE BETWEEN THE COLLABORATION OF IDEAS, KEEN DESIGN OBJECTIVES, COMMUNICATION AND STRONG MANAGEMENT SKILLS CONTRIBUTES TO OUR SUCCESS IN OUR DESIGN EITHER IN ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR, FURNITURE AND OTHER DESIGN AREAS.

ALL OF OUR PROJECTS ARE SPECIAL TO US AND THEY ARE VERY INDIVIDUAL TO IT'S NATURE. WE WORK AND COLLABORATE CLOSELY TOGETHER WITH OUR CLIENTS FROM THE BRIEF DOWN TO THE PROCESS AND TO THE COMPLETION.

 

 

ENDORSEMENT

 

QUOTE BY MR. EGAN, CLIENT OF SWG STUDIO

"AT ALL TIMES SWG IMPRESSED US AS BEING VERY PROFESSIONAL, EXTREMELY INNOVATIVE IN THEIR DESIGNS AND VERY EASY TO WORK WITH. THE QUALITY OF THEIR DRAWINGS, DOCUMENTATION AND WORKMANSHIP HAS BEEN EXEMPLARY.

THE DESIGN AND QUALITY OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT IS OUTSTANDING WITH THE ATTENTION TO DESIGN DETAIL RESULTING IN A HOUSE THAT IS A JOY TO LIVE IN. THE FINISHED PRODUCT HAS DRAWN VERY FAVOURABLE COMMENT FROM OUR FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES......"

PLEASE VISIT SWG STUDIO LINKEDIN PROFILE FOR FURTHER DETAIL OF MR. EGAN'S ENDORSEMENT.