Kulapat Yantrasast founded wHY in 2004 after working in Japan as Tadao Ando’s close associate for more than 7 years. He graduated with honors from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) and received his M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, under a Japanese Government scholarship.
Kulapat’s interdisciplinary approach to architecture and design is largely shaped and inspired by his passion for food and society, viewing each project as a mix of ingredients that yields its own unique recipe. His work provides a purity of structure and clarity of thought with an openness and flexibility for a dynamic environment. In 2009, Kulapat was the first architect to receive the Silpathorn Award for Design from Thailand’s Ministry of Culture. Since 2005, Yantrasast has served on the Artists’ Committee of the Americans for the Arts, the nation’s oldest organization for support of the arts in the society.