After years of study and work in Melbourne, Australia, Budiman Hendropurnomo decided to go back home. He established Duta Cermat Mandiri (DCM), as a subsidiary office of Australian-based Denton Corker Marshall. Under his direction, they have numerous commercial and mixed-use development projects in Indonesia. His first project with DCM Indonesia was Hotel Tugu in his hometown Malang.
In all of their works, DCM represents current lifestyle into contextual architecture while also provides needs of client, and solutions for social and environmental issues. They conduct a lot of experiments with their forms, materials and approaches to contribute at an urban scale. This can be seen from their projects: UOB Plaza, Indonesian Ministry of Trade office, Double Tree by Hilton Jakarta, and most-recently Australian Embassy.