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Kulapat Yantrasast

Architect Kulapat Yantrasast is the founder and creative director of wHY, an interdisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles that foster design ideas and solutions through research, craft, experimentation, and collaboration. Before founding wHY, Kulapat worked closely with Tadao Ando on various museums and art galleries including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas and others internationally in Paris and Milan. Kulapat has since continued to work on major museum commissions and larger scale planning projects that help develop art and culture for the community.

It is the firm’s attention to detail and ability to think across all scales that brings Kulapat to this year’s AIA TN conference on architecture where he will be discussing the role of the architect as co-thought leader and co-creator with communities to define environmental solutions, not just mere designer of firms.