Prof. Dr. Sonthya Vanichvatana



1993 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, U.S.A. (1988-1989 Ph.D. Candidate, Construction Engineering and Management, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, Austin, U.S.A)
1987 M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
1985 B.Arch, Architecture Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1st Ranked of the Class,
Bhumibol Scholarship


1997-present Chairperson, Department of Real Estate, Faculty of Risk Management and Industrial Services, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
2008-2018 Special Lecturer, Master of Public Health
Mahidol University, Faculty of Public Health
Teaching Courses: Health Care Regulations
Lecture Topic: Management of Healthcare Building and Environment
2004-2007 Program Leader, Mini-MBA in Real Estate Business
ABAC Business Training & Consulting Center, Assumption University (City Campus) Emporium Tower 19th Floor
1999-2001 Lecturer
“Low Rise Building Cost Valuation” Course, Real Estate Valuation Program for Government Housing Bank Continuing Education Program for Business, Thammasart University
1998 - 2000 Lecturer
“Financial Management in Construction” Course, Master Degree, Construction Engineering and Management Program, Department of Civil Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
1995- 1998 Director in Academic
Thai Real Estate Association
- Organize a 3-month course with SASIN Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chularlongkorn
University, Bangkok, Thailand
“Real Estate Investment: Strategic and Decision (REI)”
- Organize a 3-day short course in Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Marketing
1994  Lecturer
“Computer Applications for Construction Management”Course, Master Degree, Construction Management Program, Civil Engineering Department Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1990-1993 Teaching Assistant to Professor David B. Ashley
Department of Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.


1994-present The Thai Real Estate Association (TREA)
1999-2010: Vice President of Academic Activities
1997-1998 Secretariat and Director of TREA
1994-1997 Director of TREA
2009 Judging Panel, Thailand Property Awards
2020-present Organized by Property Guru (Thailand) Company Limited
2006 SPEAKER FACULTY, ASIA PACIFIC REAL ESTATE CONGRESS, Euromoney Institutional Investor (Asia), November 30, 2006 at the Ritz-Carltion, Hong Kong
2006-2020 Board of Trade of Thailand,
Real Estate Development Committee
Design and Construction Committee
Construction and Real Estate Committee
2006 Land Readjustment Sub-committee, Department of Civil and Urban Planning, Ministry of Interior, Property Valuation Sub-Committee
2005-present President of Sub-committee, Thai Housing Council
2005-present Committee, Board of Trade of Thailand, Real Estate Development Committee
2005-present Committee, the Royal Institute of Charter Surveyors (Thailand)
1996-2002 Sub-Director
Engineering Institute of Thailand
Civil Engineering Division
Construction Engineering and Management Sub-Division
1985-present Professional Architecture License of Thailand


2007 Project Manager Consultant to the Owner
- Office 6 Story Building Project, Total area 3700 sq.m., Ratchadapisak Road, Bangkok
2006 Project Manager Consultant to the Owner
- Office and Residential 7 Story Building Project, Total area 4700 sq.m., Bharomragchonnanee Road, Bangkok
2005 Project Manager Consultant to the Owner
- Bangkok Crystal Head Quarter Building Complex Project, Total area 6000 sq.m., Ratchadabhisak Road, Bangkok
2005 Construction Manager Consultant to the Owner
- 3 Story Commercial Building, Total area 2000 sq.m., Narathiwas Road, Bangkok
2005 Judge Committee, Building Design Competition, cooperation between the Association of Siamese Architect Under Royal Patronage and Bangkok Crystal Ltd. Co.,
2004-2005 Construction Manager Consultant to the Owner
- 6-Floor Office Building, 3000 sq.m., Naratiwat Road, Bangkok
Constructed by Thai Takanaka International Construction Company
- 6-Floor Residence Building, 2900 sq.m., Nang Lingee Road, Bangkok
Constructed by Thai Takanaka International Construction Company
2001-2004 Construction Manager
Patra Patana Construction Limited Partnership
- Three-story office and car-showroom (Nissan), total area 1500 sq.m.
- Three-story house, Rama III, Bangkok, total area of 380 square meter
- Two-story house, Rama III, Bangkok, total area of 260 square meter
1997-2000 Construction Manager
Nu-Home Construction Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
- Construct Anaknitad Auditorium Building, Sukothai-Thammathirach University, Bangkok, Thailand
1994-1997 Assistant Managing Director
Ruamchewa Co. Ltd., Real Estate Division, Bangkok, Thailand
- Viang Tak II, Hotel Extension Project, Tak Province
Project Manager
150-Room, Four-Star Hotel with an Entertainment Center
- Kanganaburi Industrial Zone, Kanganaburi Province
600 Rai Industrial Zone with 300 units Commercial Buildings
- Le Chalette Resort, Thonburi-Pagtor Road, Samut Sakorn Province
250 Rai Sport Resort Housing Project


2009 St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Research, AU (Assumption University) Awards for Excellence 2009


2007 Building Safety Inspector Training Program, Batch #6, Engineering Institute of Thailand
1998 Lead Assessors Training Program, Batch #1, Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT – CBO)


2014, 2013 “HOUSING PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN THAILAND”, Chularlongkorn University Press, ISBN 978-974-03-3083-7, 336 pages, ill.; 26 centimeters, Thai Language.
2014, January: 2nd edition, 1000 units
2013, May: 1st edition, 1000 units
2008  “BUILDING STRUCTURES FOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT”, ABAC University Press of Assumption University, ISBN 978-974-61-5292-1, 1st edition, 215 pages, ill.; 25 centimeters.


2020-2024 Vanichvatana, Sonthya. International Advisory Board, Journal of Surveying, Construction, and Property (JSCP), Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
2020 Vanichvatana, Sonthya. Peer Reviewer, Publons, Clarivate Analytic, Web of Science Group.


2023 Vanichvatana, S. (2023). Passion to Learn Well With Reflections of CGPA and Course Levels: Empirical Evidence. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 23(16). [Scopus Q4]
2022 Vanichvatana, S. (2022). Management Facets of University Midnight Libraries in Thailand. Journal of Information Science, 40(2), 1-22, [TCI Tier1]
2020 Vanichvatana, S. (2020). How Social Network Applications Enhancing Team Project Collaborations at Home. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 15(2), 386-398.[Scopus Q3]
2020 Vanichvatana, S. (2020). Who uses home as informal learning spaces: A Bangkok private university case study. World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 12(1), 37-47. [Scopus Q4]
2019 Vanichvatana, S. (2019). Investigation of student’s preferences for off-campus informal learning spaces: The case of business school students in Bangkok. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 14(4), 590-600. [Scopus Q3]
2018 Vanichvatana, S. (2018). Informal Learning Spaces For Undergraduate Business School: A Bangkok Private University Case Study. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Special Issue on i-CITE 2018, November (2018), 71-79. Retrieved from [Scopus Q2]