Nostalgia: Assumption University’s Design Thesis Exhibition 2023

August 22, 2023By archmanNews

*Assumption University, August 17, 2023* – A spectacular showcase of fresh design talent took center stage as Assumption University’s Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design hosted its thesis exhibition from August 15 to 20, 2023 in AU Plaza, AU Suvarnabhumi Campus.
Rev. Bro. Dr. Verayuth Boonpram, Vice President for Academic Affairs, inaugurated the event, highlighting the importance of innovative design. The keynote address by Pumate ‘Jay’ Techabanjerd, our alum and a renowned design expert, captivated the audience, offering insights into real-world design experiences.
Spanning architecture, interior architecture, interior design, and product design, the exhibition displayed cutting-edge projects that blend artistry with practicality. From reimagined memorial architecture to emotionally resonant interiors, the exhibits also demonstrated the transformative potential of product design.
The event attracted students, faculty, professionals, and design enthusiasts, fostering engagement and appreciation. The exhibition’s inclusive atmosphere invites all to explore the boundless creativity nurtured at Assumption University.
Embodied by this exhibition, the university’s dedication to innovation shines, making it a must-visit for anyone who cherishes design, aesthetics, and boundless imagination.

Our Students Shine at Annual RMUTR Workshop

August 14, 2023By archmanNews

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!

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!

First Lecture Series by Jak Drinnan of Tekne Lab

July 5, 2023By archmanNews

Montfort del Rosario School of Architecture and Design is thrilled to kick off this year’s LECTURE SERIES with a captivating talk titled “Designers, Not Design.” We invite all students, design enthusiasts, and the wider public to join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking event.
Renowned speaker Jak Drinnan, founding member of Tekne Lab, will take the stage to share his unique insights and experiences in the world of architecture. With a dynamic approach that challenges conventional thinking, Jak’s talk promises to inspire, inform, and ignite your imagination.
“Designers, Not Design” is the theme of this year LECTURE SERIES carefully crafted to encourage a fresh perspective on the discipline, pushing boundaries and questioning traditional norms. This event is an exceptional opportunity to gain valuable insights from a visionary in the field.
Don’t pass up the chance to learn new things and talk to other people who share your passion for design. Participate in this life-changing event on July 13, 2023. At 1:30pm, please join us at the AR Minitheater.
Get ready to be moved by Jak Drinnan’s astonishing talk, and stay tuned for additional information!