Kulapat Yantrasast: Design as Ecology
$15 General/$5 Members (includes admission to the museum’s collection galleries)
Asian Architecture Today lecture series kicks of the 2018 season with Kulapat Yantrasast
founder and creative director of wHY, the firm behind the Asian Art Museum’s upcoming
transformation project. In this lecture, he will discuss his practice, design
philosophy, collaborations with artists and a few key projects including the
Ross Pavilion and Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland.
in Bangkok, Thailand, where he graduated with honors from Chulalongkorn
University, Kulapat Yantrasast received both his M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees in architecture
from the University of Tokyo. Upon graduating, Yantrasast worked in Japan as
Tadao Ando’s close associate for more than seven years. In 2012, he was named
one of the art world’s 100 Most Powerful People; in 2009, Yantrasast was
the first architect to receive the Silpathorn Award for Design from Thailand’s
Ministry of Culture. He is a frequent public speaker at leading institutions
and organizations and has served since 2005 on the Artists’ Committee of the
Americans for the Arts, the oldest organization for the support of the arts in
the United States. In 2015, Yantrasast was appointed a board member of the
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and he is an active member of the Design
Council for Collective Design.
About the Series
The Asian Art Museum and California College of the Arts present a series of lectures by leading figures shaping architecture today. Through this collaboration, the series hosts a combination of distinguished architects from Asia as well as North American practitioners active in Asia to provide a common framework for deepening knowledge of and interest in contemporary Asian architecture.