INDA instructors from around the world
INDA is now directed by Dr. Surapong Lertsithichai
Preechaya Sittipunt is the founder and former Director for the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA). She received an M.S. in Architectural Studies and Building Systems Design from MIT and a Ph.D in Architecture in Design Theories and Methods from University of California – Berkeley. With over 30 years of teaching experience, her expertise lies in Design Thinking, Creative Economy, International Curriculum Management and Innovation Development for Academia and Industries.
Surapong Lertsithichai received his Doctorate and Master degrees in the area of Computer-Aided Design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. His research interest and professional expertise lies in CAD software development, interactive media, digital entertainment and tangible user interfaces. Prior to joining INDA Chulalongkorn University, Surapong joined Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory in California as a research scientist developing intelligent software and digital solutions for workplaces.
Pitchapa holds a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a B.Sc. in Architectural Design from INDA, Chulalongkorn University. She practiced as an architect at the Stu/D/O Architects and has hands-on experiences on urban strategy and planning as a project manager for city development at Panya Consultants. In 2016, she received Thailand Fulbright Scholarship in the Open Competition.
Assistant Director Fourth Year Coordinator
Christo Meyer ARB RIBA is a South African British Architect currently based in Bangkok as adjunct professor & Year One coordinator at INDA. A graduate of UFS, LSBU & The Bartlett, he has designed & delivered several award-winning & internationally published projects. As an experienced Academic & avowed Designer-Maker, he previously taught at UCLan, University of Brighton, University of Greenwich & The Bartlett.
Third Year Coordinator
Scott is an Associate Professor of Architecture specializing in the areas of environmental design and construction technology. He has more than 25 years of experience teaching architecture at the University of South Australia and the University of Melbourne. His book, The Elements of Architecture: Principles of Environmental Performance in Buildings, was published by Earthscan press in 2009.
Second Year Coordinator
Eduardo Cassina studied architecture and urban sociology at The Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths and the Strelka Institute, where he later taught. He has worked as a researcher, and exhibition designer for the Guggenheim museums in Venice and New York, as well as for the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), in Rotterdam. In 2014 he co-founded the practice METASITU.
Juan Cuevas Durán
First Year Coordinator
Juan Cuevas is an architect from Spain. He completed his Masters in Architecture at ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Since 2012 he has worked in mixed-used projects in international firms in China and Hong Kong. Since 2016 he is the founding partner and design director at Estudio Cavernas, a design and construction platform which explores and builds South-East Asian contemporary vernacular architecture.
William Bertram Hulbert
Will is a UK registered architect and completed his qualifications at the Bartlett, University College London. He has worked on major commercial and mixed use projects with practices in the UK, France, Germany and Hong Kong. Will shares his accumulated wisdom from practice through year 4 design studio, and classes in environmental and structural technology and architectural professional and business management.
Michal Jurgielewicz is an architect with 9-year professional international experience in South-East Asian and European countries. He operates in a fields of speculation, exploring possible scenarios emerging from the contemporary culture and technology, developing understanding of implications of artificial intelligence and automation on present architectural/urban design.
Trained architect, designer & former faculty of Pratt Institute’s Center for Experimental Structures. Professional work concentrates on fundamental study of form, material research, digitally driven design, fabrication & parametric project delivery with 10+ years of experience in the production of architectural componentry, fine art & products enabling advanced workflows combining heritage and state-of-the-art craft.
Designer in the fields of architecture, urban and landscape. Involved in the exploration of Bangkok’s ancient districts and its communities, he contributes to raising awareness of their cultural value. He previously worked for several French and international projects as part of Bernard Lassus & Associés’s team and managing partner of Neovista co.ltd. He graduated as Architecte D.P.L.G. from Paris la Villette.
Payap Pakdeelao is an architect, a retail architecture consultant, and an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at INDA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Practice from Williams College and graduated with a Master in Architecture (MArch I) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Takanao graduated from AA school in 2008, worked for various architectural firms. His main focus in architectural design is material research and innovative design concept, which drive him win numerous architectural awards, including The London Design Award Silver winner, DP Inspiration “Design of the year”, Winner and commissioned for “the pavilion @ ECO WORLD
Thomas Lozada is the history-theory coordinator, the publications director, and a design studio instructor at INDA. He has worked in New York as a licensed architect and as a research editor with CLOG, an international architecture publication that critically explores a single topic from multiple perspectives. He was also an adjunct professor at NYIT after graduating with a master’s degree from Pratt Institute.
After receiving the bachelor degree in architecture from Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Pannasan travelled to seek his fortunes in the U.S. Through a series of opportunities, he found himself in graduate studies at University of Washington, Seattle. Subsequently, he pursued a career in architecture. Life led him back to Bangkok, where he now teaches at INDA with world-class colleagues.
Moe Ekapob graduated from the Architectural Association, AA School of Architecture in London with AADipl and ARB/RIBA part 2 and has worked in San Francisco, Amsterdam, London (ARUP in Advanced Geometry Unit) and New York (SOM in Digital Design Group and Urban Design & Planning Group). Moe has published a book on School Design in Thailand with Lizenn Publishing and also has his own design practice, AND Co.,Ltd.
Gregory Galligan, Ph.D., is a curator and art historian, and director/co-founder of THAI ART ARCHIVES™, Bangkok (f. 2010). Galligan specializes in global modern and contemporary art and writes regularly for “Art in America” and “ArtAsiaPacific.” Most recently he has contributed chapters to “A Companion to Curation” (Wiley, 2019) and “Visual Art Archives in Asia” (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Press; 2019).
A cross-disciplinary professional, intuitive researcher, result-oriented project manager, and design creative who extends the design practice thru the development of transformative methods in visual-spatial analytics and human-environment-technology interaction. Working over 20 years in NYC, he holds a Ph.D (Cognitive Science), Ed.M (Educational Psychology) and MS (Architecture & Urban Design) from Columbia University with an M.Arch fellowship awarded, University of Illinois.
Kannawat Limratepong Credit, an Architect, Visual artist, and Designer. He completed his undergraduate B.A. degree from INDA at Chulalongkorn University and Graduated Master of Architecture RIBA pt.II Program from the Bartlett school of Architecture, UCL. His works and projects chosen to direct a surreal and melancholic elements of society and archtiecture.
Jane is an architect, researcher, and writer. Her recent work focuses on the intersection of architecture, politics, and sociology, particularly, the spatial implications of post-colonialism and nationalism in Thailand. Her alma maters include Chulalongkorn University (INDA) and Columbia University (GSAPP), where she received her BSc Arch Design and MS Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture.
Warisara (Nice) Sudswong is an architectural designer influenced by her international experiences in Thailand, Japan, and New York City. Prior to pursuing her Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University, she worked at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York City, with a focus on super-tower projects and airport design where she was part of the team which won the Changi Airport competition.
Hyunju Jang is an environmental designer at Aterlier Ten Bangkok. She completed PhD at the University of Sheffield, UK, with a dissertation on energy-efficient refurbishment of high-rise apartment buildings. As a LEED and WELL AP, she has involved in major projects embracing sustainability in Bangkok. Hyunju’s research interests include the relationship between occupants’ behavior and energy performance of buildings.
James Halliwell is a concept artist and speculative worldbuilder whose passions revolve around the numerous and intricate intersections of “nature” and “technology”. Having studied architecture at the University of Tennessee and Fiction and Entertainment at Sci-Arc, he evokes narrative through environment and atmosphere while focusing on core values of agency, understanding, and progress.
Christopher Sean Flannery
Chris is a UK registered Architect and Architectural Association Graduate with 30 years project experience gained working on developments in London, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, and Micronesia region. An interest in timber as a sustainable material and exploring the meaning of developments to create communities for life is his renewed focus for authenticity of design approach.
Vineet works at the intersection of policy, technology, and ecology. Over 15 years, Vineet has delivered strategic planning and policy, infrastructure and development, and conservation projects with community, public and private sector partners in 12 countries. Vineet holds masters degrees in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture from Harvard University and a bachelors degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech.
Pim Wangveeramit studied Architecture and Real Estate Development at Columbia University. She began her career in Architecture with Kengo Kuma and Associates, Herzog & de Meuron, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and SHoP Architects before moving into Real Estate Development.
She believes that a successful built environment is the product of collaborative effort, knowledge sharing, and constant learning.
Architect and urbanist, Dr Davisi Boontharm is a co-founder of co+re.platform for strategic thinking making and living better cities; Professor of Architecture & Urban Design at Meiji University, Tokyo; Board member of City Space Architecture, Bologna. Her academic career stretches from France via Thailand, Singapore, Australia to Japan. Her books include “Tokyo Bangkok Singapore, Creative Milieu”, “small Tokyo” etc.
Darko is an architect and urbanist – co-founder of co+re.platform for strategic thinking making and living better cities; Emeritus Professor, Keio University, Tokyo; Contextual Research Expert, Gehl, Copenhagen; Senior co-Chair, City Space Architecture , Bologna. Darko taught, researched, and practised in Europe, Australia and Asia. His books include “infraordinary Tokyo”; “small Tokyo”; “eco-urbanity”; “Urbophilia”.
Patxi Martin is an architect from Spain. He studied Architecture in ETSA Madrid, FH Frankfurt and ETSA Barcelona. Besides his architectural practice, his personal interest highlights the analysis of custom-made quotidian solutions and the devotion for fabrication processes. He has been teaching at the INDA since 2016 is co-leading the design practice Office-Shophouse.
Natalia Vera Vigaray
Natalia Vera Vigaray is an Architect from Spain. She studied Architecture at ETSAM, TUDelft, ETSAV and Vastu shilpa foundation. Her personal research focus on the development of social and tactical urban design strategies. Besides her architectural practice, she has been teaching as adjunct professor at INDA since 2015. She is currently co-leading the design practice Office-Shophouse.
Vlado is an architect, cofounder of Studio 90 and editor-in-chief of Arhi.tek. He is interested in exploring the limits of the architectural profession and the wider cultural context. Vlado holds a Master degree from the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje and a post-master Certificate from Strelka Institute in Moscow. His project Beyond the Façade was exhibited at the XVI Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Wtanya received her Master of Architecture degree from Musashino Art University in Japan and is the co-founder and principal architect of Bangkok Tokyo Architecture. She spent nearly 10 years working and studying in Japan and Switzerland where she joined several practices including Tezuka Architects and Harry Gugger Studio. Her architecture focuses on the generativity of structure, adaptability and open-endedness.
Alexandra studied Architecture at Berlin University of the Arts, University of Fine Arts Vienna, and ODABA/Odessa. Beside her career as an architect at A24 Landschaft and Heneghan Peng in Berlin Alexandra pursues an art career. Her work explores the introspective relation between the human self and the natural environment where photography is combined with spatial installations. Alexandra is a co-founder of ARCANE
Stefano Dal Piva
Stefano Dal Piva studied architecture in Venice, Helsinki and Vienna. As director at ACME in London he has delivered award-winning architecture projects from conception to completion at a wide range of scales from masterplanning to product design. His work focuses on architectural systems and languages that deal with issues of place, identity and environment. Stefano is a co-founder of ACANE
Thomas studied at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths University where he completed an MA in both Architecture and Research Architecture. Before and after his studies, he worked at various multi-disciplinary design studios in London. His practice cultivates a detail-driven research-based design approach that enlists the exploratory use of digital tools to uncover novel interpretations of a given context.
Jaturon Kingminghae has over 18 years of experience on local and international projects. Prior to co-founding CREATIVE TERRITORIES in 2018, he joined Büro-OS Beijing and later expanded at Büro-OS Bangkok as Managing Director. He graduated from Chulalongkorn University in 2004 with awards from the Association of Siamese Architects of Thailand. He has been a registered architect in Thailand (ACT, ASA) since 2005.
Wisarut Eric Wattanachote
Wisarut Wattanachote received his Master degrees in the area of Design and Architecture from SCI-ARC. Wisarut joined MAD Architect, in Beijing, and also Rottet Studio in Los Angeles. He then returned to Thailand to joining INDA at Chulalongkorn University since 2015. Currently, he joined the start-up company called GuildFi to excel the Metaverse realm to bridge the gap of physical architecture and the digital space.
Pakphum (Nanu) Youttananukorn is an artist, designer & maker. His work varies from functional art, unique piece furnitures and installations. Having graduated from London College of Communication in 2007, he worked as a graphic designer for several years before enrolling to the Social Design Master program at Design Academy Eindhoven. Graduated in 2015, he now runs a multidisciplinary design studio.