Dr. Ir. Rustam Hakim, MT was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He studied landscape architecture at the Universitas Trisakti in Jakarta Indonesia and in 1996 obtained his Master Development Studies at the Bandung Institut of Technology (ITB) in Bandung, Indonesia, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Johor Bahru Malaysia. He worked in various landscape designing firms for a long time and in 2008 the landscape architect joint founded his own firm PT. Cita Laras Kreasi with Dr. Ir. Aca Sugandhy, MSc. Dr. Rustam Hakim is also associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture Unversitas Trisakti, Jakarta Indonesia, specialist the course of introduction to landscape architecture, landscape architecture planning and design, landscape management, visual presentation technique, seminar and the examiners final project.
Professional experience through many research projects on landscape design and urban green openspace in the tourism sector, urban settlements in some cities in Indonesia and Malaysia. His professional certificated by IALI - LPJKN Arsitek Lansekap Utama, registred number 1.1.300.1.35.09.000632.
Several books have been published; Element Design in Landscape Architecture; Guidelines for Landscape Design Skills; Design Process for Landscape Architecture; Component Design to Landscape Architecture; Landscape Architecture - Human Nature and the Environment; Visual Aesthetics Guideline Road; Landscape Architects Professional Practice of Indonesia; Graphic Communications Architecture and Landscape; Landscape Architect Terminology; Green Openspace Management of the Jakarta City; Basic Principles of Sustainable Development
In organization, has served as secretary general of the Indonesia Society of Landscape Architects (ISLA), member of Landscape Architecture Educations - International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), founder of Indonesia Education Forum of Landscape Architecture (FPALI), Assessor Certification Competencies in Landscape Architecture (ULSP), founder of the Indonesia Association of Landscape Contractors (AKLANI), vice chairman of The Council Indonesia Society of Landscape Architects (CISLA)