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.
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.
Tijn van de Wijdeven
First Year Coordinator
Tijn van de Wijdeven is an architect and teaches at INDA in Bangkok since 2014. Previously he collaboration with studio Dogma in Brussels as an architect and researcher on various projects and the publication ‘11 Projects’. Prior to that he worked as an architect at Mecanoo in Delft. Tijn graduated from Arnhem University of Applied Science (BSc.) and from The Architectural Association (AADipl.) in London.
First 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.
Déborah López Lobato
Second Year Coordinator
Déborah López received her Master’s in Architecture from the University of Tokyo as a Monbukagakusho scholar and her M.Arch and Bachelor of Arts at UEM. She is the co-founder of Pareid, an architecture studio that explores topics at the intersection of experimental fabrication techniques, multi-sensorial experiences, ecologies, and new realities within the contemporary condition.
Third Year Coordinator
A.L. is an Italian architect and engineer, who obtained his postgraduate Master from ETSAM, UPM Madrid.
Since 2016 she coordinates the third year of INDA and the course of Arch. Des. 2-3.
She’s co-founder of Animali Domestici, a studio focused on experimental and speculative projects and processes, her fields of interest relate to a wider understanding of ecology and a post-anthropocentric approach.
Fourth Year Coordinator
A.B. is an Italian architect and engineer, who obtained his postgraduate Master from ETSAM, UPM Madrid.
Since 2016 he coordinates INDA’s 4th year and the course of Arch. Des. 4-5.
He’s co-founder of Animali Domestici, a studio focused on experimental and speculative projects and processes.
His interests span from manufactured imaginaries, especially for Real Estate marketing, to ‘critical speculative design’.
Paul Francis Feeney
Paul Francis Feeney is an architect from Scotland. He completed his Masters in Architecture at Duncan of Jordanston School of Art. He has worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam and Hong Kong and most recently worked with Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland. His interest in research and artistic pursuits has enabled him to further explore the relationship between architecture, city and place.
Marie-Louise Raue is a registered architect in Germany. For the past five years she has worked for Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. Marie-Louise has completed her Diploma at the Architectural Association in London. Simultaneous to professional activities she is involved in research and artistic experiments to explore connections with other disciplines.
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.
Pratana has been teaching first, second year studios and third year seminar courses on community and urbanism. Her issues of interest tangent on design production, application, and performances at various physical and temporal scales. She believes that design and architecture can be platforms for multidisciplinary engagement from individual to communal levels.
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.
From Si Chon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chon graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where he received Dean’s Merit Scholarships, American Society of Landscape Architects Certificate of Honor for Excellence, and the Landscape Architecture Thesis Prize.
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).
Paolo Euron, Ph.D. in Aesthetics at the University of Bologna, Associate Professor of aesthetics (Italian Ministry of University and Research), worked in Stuttgart, at the University of Turin and at the Faculty of Arts of Chulalongkorn University, where he has become an Assistant Professor. His most recent book is “Aesthetics, Theory and Interpretation of the Literary Work” (Brill, Leiden/Boston 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.
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.
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.