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......Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri was born in Songkla, the South of Thailand in 1937. He shows his extraordinary talent in art since the age of 7. He was trained and taught to draw and paint by Prakru Dhamma Dhary, a Buddhist monk, including, wood sculptures in works of Thai ornaments and decorations for Buddhist temple, Schools and houses. He has accumulated his skill in arts and architecture during his secondary and high school in order to earn some money to help finance himself for studying. Therefore, he has been well trained to become a famous architect since he was still young.

......In 1957, he came to study in the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University, and made use of his former knowledge on Thai architecture for his degree. When he graduated in 1968, he was accepted to work as a lecturer in Thai architecture in the same University. Later, in 1972, he had a chance to further his education for his Masters degree in the University of Pennsylvania and returned to teach again at his home university as a specialist in Thai architecture until the present time.

......Beside Thai architecture, he also realized the value of Thai traditional sports, local games and Thai
classical music. He has devoted himself to preserve this precious local wisdom and has pursued his life as the real Thai way of life.

......Professor Dr.Pinyo Suwankiri married to Mrs. Lawan and has 3 daughters. Currently, he lives at 126 Soi New Rama IX 57/2(Soi Visadsuk1), New Rama Nine Road, Sauloung, Bangkok, Thailand 10250



Date of Birth : 10 March, 1937

Education :

1964 Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
1972 Master of Architecture (M.Arch), University of Pennsylvania, USA

Work Experience :

1967 Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.
1980 Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.
1996 The foundress of the department of Thai architecture in the Faculty of
..........Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.
1998 Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.
1998 Retired from the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

Honor :

1988 Honorary doctoral degree in Arts, Srinakarindaraviroj University.
1993 Honorary doctoral degree in Architecture, King Mongkuts Institute of
.........Technology Ladkrabang.
1993 The Exemplary Citizen in preservation of Thai Architectural art.
1994 The National Artist in Visual Arts (Architecture).
1994 The Outstanding Architect of The Association of Siamese Architect under
........ Royal Patronage (ASA).
1999 The National Outstanding Citizen in Social Development (Thai Architecture).
1999 The Dussadeemala Decoration, Art Medal in Architecture
2000 Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture.
2002 Asia Pacific Culture Prize.
2002 Honorary doctoral degree in Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.
2003 Fellow of the Academy of Arts, the Royal Institute.
2004 The Pratomapornmorkugthai Decoration, the Royal Art Medal in Architecture.