Lecture Series #6 “Skin Pandemonium” with Suriya Koonsawasdikool

February 6, 2024By archmanAnnouncement

Lecture Series #6 “Skin Pandemonium”
with Suriya Koonsawasdikool

February 8, 2024: 1:30 pm

Join us for an exciting session with Suriya Koonsawasdikool, a Thai architect and artist, as we conclude our lecture series “Skin Pandemonium at Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design. With an educational background that spans a B.Arch. from KMITL and a Master’s degree in Building Innovation Technology from Kasetsart University, Suriya brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in building envelope design honed since 1990.
Explore the cutting edge of architecture as Suriya talks about his long career and the important things he has done for projects in Thailand and other tropical countries. He is not just an expert in theory, he has a lot of real-world experience consulting on the building of facades for big projects in Southeast Asia. Suriya is very keen at architecture and also a passionate artist whose work can be seen in galleries.
This final lecture of our series, scheduled for February 8, 2024, at 1:30 pm in the AR Minitheater, with issues in the tectonic and scientific aspects of facade design. Learn how the right facade can not only enhance a building’s sustainability but also elevate its aesthetic appeal. Whether you’re an architecture student seeking to enrich your design or an enthusiast eager to explore the intersection of art of architecture and techniques, this lecture will offer valuable perspectives on how to leverage design for tropical climates.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Come, be inspired, and unlock the potential to transform your architectural designs with knowledge from one of the field’s most distinguished voices. See you there!


Lecture Series #5

January 18, 2024By archmanAnnouncement
Yossapon Boonsom (Shma Company), “Reimagining the Earth: A Journey”
Next week. Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 1:30 pm. AR Minitheater.
Don’t miss it!

Lecture Series #3: Architecture, Culture, Meaning by Direk Wongpanitkrit

November 15, 2023By archmanAnnouncement

Lecture Series #3: Architecture, Culture, Meaning by Direk Wongpanitkrit

This Thursday at 1.30 pm, November 16, 2023, Direk Wongpanitkrit, architect, will talk about his experience and inspiration that culminated in his success in numerous awards. He will present to us some selected works mostly stemmed from the culture of the places where the architecture is situated, which led to the meaning of genius loci.

Thus, this coming Thursday afternoon, let’s gather at the AR Minitheater to meet up with Direk Wongpanitkrit. This lecture series event is open to the public. All are invited to join.

Don’t miss it!

Second Lecture Series by Adam Peacock

August 11, 2023By archmanAnnouncement

“On mass timber high-rises”
Adam Peacock has over 15 years’ experience working on Structural Engineering and Construction projects in New Zealand, including an indoor skydiving facility in Queenstown and being the Aurecon Project Leader of the Ministry of Education Earthquake Resilience Scheme. This experience, being in a high-seismic region developed my in-depth technical Structural Engineering and Seismic Design knowledge. His prior experience working in construction companies gives him a great insight into the buildability and site aspects of the construction industry. He has worked in Adelaide, Melbourne, Qatar, Vietnam, New Zealand, the Middle East, Singapore, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.
He has now been the leader of the Structural Team in Thailand in 2022. As Team Leader he has the privilege of guiding a talented team, with a clear vision to deliver high quality, innovative designs within a collaborative environment and bring the clients ideas to life.
In this lecture series, Adam Peacock will talk about design techniques introducing an innovative way to construct skyscrapers that remain unaffected even during seismic disturbances. Get ready, for a discussion on the use of mass timber, as a cutting edge material specifically designed for constructing buildings with efficiency.
On August 24, 2023 at 1:30 pm. at the AR-Minitheater
All are welcome!

The passing of our beloved lecturer

April 18, 2023By archmanAnnouncement

In Grief

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Karan Paibullert, a beloved faculty member (2003-2023) in the Department of Architecture. He dedicated his life to teaching and inspiring countless students, and his contributions to our School will be sorely missed.

From 2003 to 2023, Karan or “Ajarn Big worked tirelessly to help his students succeed and to inspire them to think creatively and outside the box. He was always willing to lend a sympathetic ear to those in need of advice, and his generosity and compassion touched the lives of many.

His initiative initiatives include “AAU Design Built,” in which he successfully implemented the use of bamboo in our hands-on studio, adhering to the learning by doing pedagogy. His outstanding and commendable contributions to numerous social/charitable service initiative projects included helping tsunami victims and cleaning up Sattahip Beach, to name a few.

Karan’s funeral will be held at Wat That Thong (Sala #11) from April 18-23, 2023:

-the bathing rite: Tuesday, April 18 at 16.00 hrs.
-the funeral prayer:
——Tuesday, April 18 at 18.00 hrs.
——Wednesday, April 19 – Saturday, April 22 at 18.30 hrs.
-the cremation: Sunday, April 23 at 17.00 hrs. at Wat That Thong

To honor his memory and mourn his passing, Assumption University and the School of Architecture and Design will host a prayer service in his honor on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 18:30 hrs. We invite all of Karan’s friends and students to attend and send him to heaven with love and respect.

Karan Paibullert will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on through the countless students whose lives he touched and the contributions he made to the field of architecture.

Rest in peace, Karan Paibullert.