Joburt Betadam
Principal, Managing Director HKS China

“Architectural design includes sustainability consideration of all project facts, to add value to the humanity of design.”

About Joburt

Drawn to the creative process, Joburt decided around age nine that he wanted to be an architect. He also is passionate about education and continual learning. “I am committed to always learning and getting better at what I do,” Joburt explains. “In fact, I try to learn something new on each project I’m involved with.” As managing director for HKS in China, Joburt brings a depth of experience in architecture, interior design and facility planning, with a vision to maximize client benefits. With more than 30 years of experience – and working and living in China for more than 10 years – he has lead teams of multinational professionals across many disciplines to achieve successful outcomes for clients. Joburt also appreciates the unique cultural values that play such an important role in any architectural project in China.


Global EMBA Asia, Columbia University, London Business School, Hong Kong University
Master of Planning and Design in Facility Planning and Management, University of Melbourne
Master of Architecture Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of Architecture, Deakin University