Assumption University Students Shine at Annual RMUTR Workshop
On August 5-7, 2023, students from the School of Architecture and Design at Assumption University traveled to Photharam, Ratchaburi to take part in the “Skill Training Workshop,” a three-day design charette sponsored by the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin (RMUTR).Photharam, Ratchaburi, a town rich in vernacular architecture and traditional lifestyles, is the site of the workshop this year. The stakes: 10 architecture schools fielded teams charged with dissecting the local setting from a wide range of angles. The final objective was to suggest creative concepts with limitless potential that would improve certain facets of the town’s architectural landscape.
Assumption University was well represented at the workshop by fifth-year architecture students Rama Sao and Eangkong Lim. Both teams’ efforts were recognized when they were awarded the coveted first- and second-place prizes, respectively.
After a thorough investigation of Photharam’s pathways, Rama Sao’s team recommended updating the town’s infrastructure to improve travelers’ experiences on all of its streets. On the other hand, Eangkong Lim and his crew expertly renovated Photharam’s waterfront, making it into a shaded, multipurpose plaza fit for strolling and picnicking. Bringing together traditions and celebrations from all seasons, this lively area is sure to become a focal point for locals of all ages.
Students at Assumption University benefited greatly from the guidance of Dr. Satanan Chanowanna, AU lecturer in architecture department who also served as the team 1’s (waterfront team) mentor.
Participants left feeling accomplished and proud of the valuable skills they had acquired throughout the course of the program. These sensational projects from Assumption University’s talented students have not only showcased their creativity and prowess in design but have also set a benchmark for future workshops, underscoring the University’s standing as a leader in architectural education.
Congrats, Assumption University!