Dr. Shusak Janpathompong
Shusak is an Assistant Professor in Policy and Planning Sciences. With more than three decades of professional experience, his expertise spans a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary projects, ranging from large-scale planning to site-scale landscape design, serving both public and private clients in the U.S. and internationally. He was a senior associate at Sasaki Associates Inc. in Boston, USA, after completing graduate degrees from Cornell and Harvard University. He later earned his Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, focusing on research and academia.
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.
Dr. Scott Drake
Vice Director of Academic Affairs
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.
Thomas Lozada has previously worked in New York as a licensed architect and as a research editor with CLOG. He has over ten years of experience as a design studio instructor at INDA and at the New York Institute of Technology. He is currently the Assistant Director at INDA and a lecturer in Smart Cities and Urban Development at the Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation. His research focuses on the impacts of artificial intelligence on architecture and education.
Deputy Director of Student Affairs
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.
Juan Cuevas Durán
Year 1 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.
Year 2 Coordinator
Soraya is a UK-registered architect, a graduate of The Bartlett and six years with Foster + Partners. In 2017, Soraya set up Studio Soraya. Soraya puts nature at the heart of a building’s functionality. Her work ‘redefine[s] connections to the environment’, creates ‘environments that prioritise sustainability and wellness’, has a ‘different sensibility’, a ‘celestial atmosphere’, and ‘conveys a real sense of joy’.
Year 3 Coordinator
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
Year 4 Coordinator
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.
Kas Oosterhuis is an innovator, a writer, an educator, and a practicing designer, leading the studio ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd], which he runs together with his partner in life and business visual artist Ilona Lénárd. Oosterhuis has been a professor from practice as the chair of Digital Architecture [Hyperbody] at the TU Delft from 2000 to 2016 and professor at Qatar University from 2017 to 2019. In addition to his practice, he has also written books entitled “Towards a New Kind of Building, a Designers Guide to Nonstandard Architecture”  and “The Component, A Personal Odyssey towards Another Normal.”
Ilona Lénárd is a Dutch – Hungarian visual artist based in Rotterdam and Budapest. She studied autonomous spatial design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Having studied both acting and spatial art, she has developed a natural feeling for cross-disciplinary work and has been active in such different fields as intuitive sketching with the computer, autonomous sculptures, collaborations with architects on large-scale projects, interactive spaces, abstract calligraphic paintings, carpet design, and, more recently, robotic paintings.
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 Todo graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2008. He has worked in Munich, Paris, Tokyo, and Singapore. He is also a ceramicist, and the director of a non-profit organization that supports dyslexia in the Japanese language. He integrates digital fabrication and narrative-based design approaches. His works include, Koto Tea Space in Bangkok, Cada cuba huele al vino que tiene in Spain, and Lighthouse in Yokohama, Japan.
Moe Ekapob graduated from the Architectural Association, AA School of Architecture in London, UK with AADipl and ARB/RIBA part II and received an MA in Architectural Lighting and Design Management from Wismar University, Germany. He has worked in San Francisco, Amsterdam, London (in ARUP’s Advanced Geometry Unit), and New York (in SOM’s Digital Design Group and Urban Design & Planning Group). He has published a book on school design in Thailand with Li-Zenn Publishing and has his own design practice, AND Co., Ltd.
Gregory Galligan, Ph.D. (2007: IFA/NYU), is a curator and art historian, and director/co-founder of THAI ART ARCHIVES, Bangkok (f. 2010). He specializes in global modern and contemporary art and writes regularly for “Art in America” and “ArtAsiaPacific.” Most recently, he has contributed chapters to “The [Im]possibility of Art Archives: Theory and Experience In/from Asia” (forthcoming: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2024) and “A Companion to Curation” (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2020).
A cross-disciplinary professional, intuitive researcher, result-oriented project manager, and design creative who extends the design practice through the development of transformative methods in visual-spatial analytics and human-environment-technology interaction. Working over 20 years in NYC with many recognized award-winning projects, Sorachai holds a Ph.D. (Cognitive Science), Ed.M (Educational Psychology), and MS (Architecture & Urban Design) from Columbia University with an M.Arch fellowship awarded by the 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 a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design and a Master of Science in 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.
Dr. Hyunju Jang
Hyunju Jang is a lecturer and design instructor, specializing in environmental design and building performance. She obtained her PhD from the University of Sheffield, UK, where she conducted research on the energy-efficient refurbishment of high-rise apartment buildings. She has also been involved in major projects embracing sustainability in Bangkok. Hyunju’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including health, comfort, and well-being, indoor and outdoor environmental quality, and the energy performance of buildings.
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, urbanist, and artist Dr. Davisi Boontharm is a co-founder of co+re.platform for strategic thinking, making, and living better cities. She is a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano and the University of Ljubljana. Her academic career stretches from France through Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and Japan. Her research books include “Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Creative Milieu,” “Small Tokyo,” and many others. She has exhibited her work in Japan, Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy.
Darko is an architect and urbanist, co-founder of co+re.platform for strategic thinking making and living better cities, operating from Tokyo, Bangkok, Milano, Ljubljana. He is Emeritus Professor at Keio University, Tokyo; Contextual Research Expert at Gehl, Copenhagen; Senior co-Chair of City Space Architecture, Bologna. Darko taught, researched, and practiced urbanism and architecture in Europe, Australia and Asia. His books include “infraordinary Tokyo,” “small Tokyo,” “eco-urbanity,” and “Urbophilia.”
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.
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
Tom is a British designer with a professional background in both architecture and industrial design. He earned master’s degrees from the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths University. His work takes a syncretic approach, moving between various scales, mediums, and methods, spanning both the physical and digital realms.
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.
Paul Cetnarski, (Duisburg, 1989) B.Arch. in Architecture and Urban Planning and M.Arch. in Architecture and Heritage preservation from Wrocław UST. Research postgraduate diploma from Strelka Institute. Since 2013 he is working in an international environment in Berlin, Chicago, Moscow, and Warsaw. Additionally to his professional work, he is researching common cultural phenomena around architecture.
Olivier Bellflamme is a Belgian architect who graduated from La Cambre Horta in Brussels and the Architectural Association in London. Currently, he is working on a PhD about architecture and ethnography at The Bartlett. He is the founder of Lucrèce Project, inviting artists to realise artworks in remote places around the globe. As an architect, he has mainly built in Mexico where he worked for Frida Escobedo.
Eiji Sumi holds an MFA in Design and Planning and a BA in Sociology. His artistic practice transcends the traditional “white cube” setting, as he integrates mixed media and lighting design into urban landscapes and environments. He crafts experiences that not only stimulate physical notions but also elicit emotional responses from viewers. He explores the intersections of art, science, and social issues resulting in a captivating interplay that engages with various societal phenomena.
Ken is a designer who is currently coordinating courses focusing on architecture, community, ecology, and urbanism. His previous experience includes working in New York at OMA, AECOM, and BIG. He holds a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, having received the Norman T. Newton award, and he is one of the first graduates of INDA.
Dr. Supasai Vongkulbhisal
Supasai is an architectural historian, lecturer, and a registered architect. She received a Ph.D. in History, Theory, and Representation from the University of Washington and an M.Arch II in Architectural Design from the University of Texas at Austin (with a Fulbright Scholarship). Her professional experience includes working with Buro-OS, SO-IL, wHY Architects, and A49. Her research focus is on the role that political hegemony plays in relation to the modern architecture of Southeast Asian countries.
Hutsama (Farsai) Juntaratana is an architectural designer who is committed to fostering positive social and environmental change. She earned her Master’s degree in Applied Design in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University and was a team member in numerous forward-thinking design studios spanning between London and Bangkok. Her current practice is centered around regenerative design and local bio-based materials research.
Richard Quittenton is an architect who received his bachelor in History and Theology from the University of Toronto in 2015 and his Master of Architecture from The School of Architecture at Taliesin in 2019. His work experience ranges from New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, Rotterdam, Basel, and Shenzhen to Berlin. Additionally, Richard works under the name of ‘Babbling Corpse’ in the medium of digital collage and painting with past exhibitions in Berlin, London, and Toronto. In 2022, Richard founded Adventureland, which is developing projects in Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, and Canada.
Pam is a multi-disciplinary designer. She directs several projects with a Bangkok-based office, Maincourse Architect. Her interest in music led her to sound installation projects with Instagram as well as the Bangkok Art Biennale with Artist Pinaree Sanpitak. She has worked in several respected firms in Tokyo, New York, Berlin, and Bangkok including Kengo Kuma and Associates, SO-IL, TheGreenEyl, and SHMA. Pam holds a Master in Architecture from the Parsons School of Design as an Advanced Placement Student with a Provost’s Scholarship and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from INDA.
Igor Pantic is an architectural designer and educator based in London and the founder of Studio Igor Pantic Ltd. He works at the convergence of computational design, digital fabrication, and immersive AR/VR technologies, exploring the ways in which these disciplines influence how we design, make, and perceive built and virtual environments. His research focuses on the application of mixed reality technologies in architectural design and fabrication, operating at the overlap between low-cost AR assisted fabrication and automation.
Chutayaves Sinthuphan is an architect/educator based in Bangkok. He was trained at Yale University, the New York Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and New York University. He has founded several award-winning design practices and social-based organizations such as Site-Specific : Architecture & Research, Design for Disasters, FabCafe Bangkok, and Natural Agriculture and Architecture Trust for Urban and Rural Ecologies (N.A.A.T.U.R.E.). He has taught architecture since 2000 at the New York Institute of Technology, Thammasat Design School, Yale University, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design.