Graduate in Architectural Engineering, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia, 1984. Master in Architectural Engineering, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, University Tokyo Fujimori Laboratory, 1996.
Dr. Johannes Widodo is an Associate Professor, the Director of the Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage in Melaka (Malaysia), and Executive Editor of JSEAA (Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture) of the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He received his first professional degree in Architecture from Parahyangan Catholic University (Bandung, Indonesia, 1984), Master of Architectural Engineering degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium, 1988), and Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Tokyo (Japan, 1996) in the area of Architectural and Urban History.
He is the founder of mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network) and INTA (International Network of Tropical Architecture). He has been serving as a jury member for UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, member of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee and Shared Heritage Committee, founding member and director of ICOMOS National Committee of Singapore, an associate member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management. He is also a founding member and director of DoCoMoMo Macau. He serves as an advisory board member of the Preservation of Sites and Monuments of the National Heritage Board of Singapore. He is one of the executive servers of mASEANa (modern ASEAN architecture) project sponsored by the Japan Foundation, supported by DoCoMoMo International, ICOMOS 20 Century Heritage Committee, and mAAN (2016-2020).
His research interests and teaching are focused on three interrelated areas: 1) History & Theory of Architecture, 2) Architectural Morphology & Typology, and 3) Architectural Conservation & Heritage Management.
Senior lecturer architecture Parahyangan Catholic University, 1984—2000. Senior fellow department architecture National University Singapore, 2001—2005, assistant professor department architecture and Asia Research Institute Asian Cities Cluster, since 2006. Secretary department architecture Parahyangan Catholic University, 1984—1986. Director, senior architect, urban designer PT. Bhumi Preanger Studio, Bandung, Indonesia, 1992—2000. Head department architecture Parahyangan Catholic University, 1996—1999.
Member of Friends of Admiral Zhenghe, Singapore Heritage Society, Asian Academy Heritage Management, Institute Asian Architecture, International Council Monuments and Sites Indonesia, Banding Society Heritage Conservation, Indonesian Institute Architectural Historians, Indonesian Institute Architects.