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Associate Professor Dr.Pinyo Suwankiri

 

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Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri was born in March 10, 1937. Son of Mr. Sorn and Mrs. Ruen Suwankiri, married to Mrs. Lawan Suwankiri. They had three daughters, namely Mrs. Donrudee, Miss Piyanuch and Mrs. Puttachart Suwankiri.

 

He interested in Thai Architecture since he was child. When he was eight years of age, he was brought up by Phra Kru Patum Dhamma thari of Wat Sampaw of Songkla, as an adopted child as Phra kru Patumdrammatari has had his special ability and Knowledge as a skilled manual worker and to draw artistic patterns concerned in the cremation ceremony. Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo was interested and was willing to help Phra Kru to know the Patterns and make all artistic work necessary for them occasion, and on every religions day, many craftsman and skilled manual worker would come to assemble and to help Phra Kru in his work. Seeing the interest he gave to this kind of work. They willing by taught him on different subjects such as, pictures for Shadow plays, Pattern for furniture, buildings, and others. All these make us believe how Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri has had his talent to different kinds of patterns for building and furniture since he was eighteen years of age.

 

Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri has had his primary education at Wat Sambo School at Songkla Province In 1945, after that he wants to continue his education for high school at Mahavajravudh, Songkla Province, and completed his education in year 1956. Later he continued his education for high school at Santirasd Bamrung, Bangkok, and completed his school education in year 1956, while at school; he resided at Wat Prayoon Monastery where the elder residents helped to give tuition on his examination to entrance the University. At until at last, he was able to become a student at the faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University. At the faculty of Architecture, 4 year, he designed the Thai Exhibition Building for New York World Fair Pavilion.

 

While he was studying for his Bachelor's degree at the faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri has entered for examination at the Ministry of Education for the Certificates to teach at Painting and Drawing in any school of the government where he has began his teaching career at Tream udom Suksa, Payathai School for the first time.

 

After having completed his study at Chulanongkorn University in year 1964 he has become a teacher or lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkom University and was teaching Thai Architecture by adapting new way Thai Architecture came to be used in all university.

 

Beside his mission as a teacher, Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo also served the church as a good Buddhist by designing a "Primary Buddhist Building" at Chittabawan School, Chonburi Province in 1967, and dedicated this building to Lord Buddha.

 

This intention makes him to obtain a good sum of money that sent him to further his education at the level of Master's degree at University of Pennsylvania USA in year 1971 and able to complete his education in 9 months after which he came back to work and to serve his country.

 

From his good intention in building effective results on Thai Architecture, Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri was conferred as a good man named Sri Mahavajiravudh with honor degree Doctorate degree of fine Arts, Doctorate Degree of Architecture, A person as an example for upholding and protection of the Arts of Thai Architecture, a qualified Architect for preservation of the arts of Architecture, The Royal Decoration Mongkut Thai, Fellow of The Royal Institute, The National Artist, The Dussadeemala Decoration, Gold Medal in Architecture, Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture, Asia Pacific Culture Prize and etc.

 

 

A brief biography

Associate Professor Dr.Pinyo Suwankiri

 

 

1937       Born in Songkla Province, Thailand

1945       Primary education

   Wat Sumbo School, Songkla Province and began to practice Thai Lines and Patterns from Phrakru Patum Dham Dari, Head priest of Ranod district and from many skilled artisan.

1952       Secondary Education

    Mahavajiravud School, Songkla Province

1955       First Year High School

    Amnuaysilp School, Dhonburi, Bangkok

1956       Second Year High School

    Santirasd Bamrung School, Bangkok

1964       Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

    Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University

1972       Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

    School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

1988       Honor Doctorate in Fine Arts, Srinakarinviroj University

His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand, has conferred the degree of Doctorate in Fine Arts by the council of Srinakarinviroj University which signifies that Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri is a qualified person, who should be conferred with a Doctoral degree in Fine Arts since 30th June, 1988.

1993       Honor Doctorate in Fine Arts, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, gave Doctorate in Fine Arts by the council of King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang to indicate Mr. Pinyo Suwankiri is worthy to obtain the honorable Doctorate in Fine Arts on 24th September, 1993.

1993       A Person as an Example for Upholding and Protection of the Arts of Thai Architecture

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, gave certificate to those who were mentioned to preserve Thai Architecture on the occasion of Architecture by The Association of Siamese Architect under Royal Patronage

1994       The Outstanding Architect

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, gave an Honorable Certificate to a famous Architect in the circle of Architecture on its sixtieth birthday of The Association of Siamese Architect under Royal Patronage, on 13th June, 1994.

1995       The Glorious Artist of the Nation

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, in the name of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand, present himself on Friday 24 February, 1995 at Chitralada Royal Palace to present himself and receive "the Shield and Kern to certify the Glorious Artist of the nation" who has made himself known as a glorious artist.

1996       The Outstanding Thai Architecture.

An Architect who has had his name famous by creating his work on Thai Architecture, to be make know as an Architect who has made his work famous on creating Thai Architecture in line of preserving and protection of the Thai heritage, The Association of Siamese Architect under Royal Patronage, 2nd April 1996.

1997       The Outstanding Person Mahavajravudh School

The finest and most glorious of Mahavajravudh School. General Prem

Tinasulanond, Privy councilor, and statesman, honorary president of alumni of Mahavajravudh Songkla School, being dedicated on its 100 years, and the council of the school has presented firm an arm for these occasions, 1st January, 1997.

1998       The Architect who made his name glorious on building and designing on behalf of Thai Architecture

The members who are in charge for preservation of the Thai heritage is an Architect who has made his name glorious on preservation and maintain Thai Architecture on behalf of leadership on maintaining Thai culture and preservation dated 2nd April 1997.

The Decorations which are very admirable, Direk Kunaporn.

His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand, who is the principal of all the Royal decorations which are the most honorable of the Direk Kunaporn of the 4th class namely Chatutata Direk Kunaporn, given on 5th December, 1997, which is the 52nd year of the present dynasty.

1998       The Royal Decoration Mongkut Thai

His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand, who is the principal of the high Royal Decorations, wish to declare to all, who happen to find this certificate: Mr. Pinyo Suwankiri should receive this Decoration, the King therefore handed him this gracious Decoration Mongkut Thai. First Class name Pratamapom for his honor. The Decoration was given on 5th December, 1998, as the 53rd year of the present dynasty.

1999       Outstanding people of the Nation, Cultural Development (Thai Architecture)

Ministers of Prime Minister Office, Kunying Supatra Masadit, one of the Vice Chairman of members of National Identity was Chairman for selecting persons & outstanding national work. This is for the good of the nation on persons, kind of work and for the development of the personality of the nation, on the side of personality, office of work, and the development for both of the people and of the government beside for the personal encouragement work. For the selection of persons and the quality of work acquired for the year 1997. Associate Professor Pinyo Suwankiri was chosen to be an outstanding person on the Cultural Development in line of Thai Architecture.

1999       The Dussadeemala Decoration, Gold Medal in Architecture

The announcement from the minister concerning the King's presenting of The Dussadeemala Decoration, Gold Medal in Architecture for year 1998 for Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri, announced on 16 April, 1999.

2000       The Nikkei Asia Prize

Acceptance Speech on The Occasion of the 5th Nikkei Asia Prizes Award Ceremony

Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri

Thai Architect

June 7, 2000

President of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc., everyone from the Nikkei Asia Award Committee and all guests in attendance today, please allow me to begin today by offering my sincere gratitude to all the members on the Nikkei Asia Award Committee for selecting me as recipient of the prize in the culture category of the Nikkei Asia Award, which is granted great prestige in the Asian region. I am filled with joy at being able to return to my beloved country of Thailand with this ultimate of honors.

I would like to mention that the works I have created to this time, which were just mentioned, are all born from a place of pure passion for the arts. Upon receiving this Nikkei Asia Award, great desire and energy arose from within me, including the hope to continue untiring efforts in my work throughout my entire life, and at the same time, that my work itself might fulfill the purpose of the Nikkei Asia Award. The great joy I feel on the occasion of attending today's awards ceremony springs from the great pride I feel in the three points I will mention next:

1. That Thailand and Japan have continued to maintain a long-term relationship based on mutual friendship, that the relationship between the Thai and Japanese peoples has long been one like that between siblings, and that the relationship will be forever lasting. I feel very happy about such a situation.

2. That the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. has the will and desire to sponsor and carefully foster people in the Asian region who have been awarded prizes in the categories of technological development, economic progress and culture, for the sake of human and societal development in the Asian region. Such activities serve as a model for having the following generations engage in proper and righteous behavior, and they also serve to raise the standard of living of the people in this region. Moreover, Japan is generous in supporting its friends in Asia for development that is on par with that of other civilized countries in other parts of the world, in the areas of lifestyle, economy, society and culture.

3. I have come to Tokyo to attend this Nikkei Asia Awards ceremony, and have been deeply impressed upon witnessing the high level of prosperity that Japan enjoys. Moreover, the spiritual prosperity of the people and the material prosperity of the nation are in balance with each other, which is the result of the Japanese people's incredible diligence and efforts made in various aspects of their lives, such as industry, science and technology, as well as culture and the arts, and shows the unrivaled identity that is Japan's.

I myself work in the area of arts and culture, and this includes the work of teaching at a university. I teach undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. programs at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. My work, which I have long carried out, involves architecture as traditional culture, serving as part of Thailand's identity. I would next like to talk about the motivation for my becoming engaged in this work.

1. Just as Japan's venerated emperor is a symbol venerated by the Japanese people, Thailand is a nation with a revered King acting as the sovereign ruler unifying the hearts of the Thai people. When creating works of architecture or other arts and crafts, in particular in the case of Thai traditional arts, a feeling of dedication to our King is firmly fixed inside of me.

2. Thailand's national religion is Buddhism. I also am Buddhist, and many people in our country are adherents of Buddhism. As an architect I have created many architectural structures in both Thailand and other countries as a tribute to the Buddha, in the faith of Buddhism. Those architectural works of art have been created according to the forms of traditional culture as conveyed to me by Buddhism.

3. Most of the work in Thailand have been agricultural, and from the past until the present day, the lifestyles of the people of Thailand represented traditional culture itself and created the identity of architecture. This is reflected as the tranquil beauty in all the arts, such as architecture, creative arts, fine arts, and dance and music, and the like. This forms an identity overflowing with sensitivity in the various aspects of the arts, and I myself expend all my energies into preserving these traditions, hoping to create ever more wonderful works.

In many ways, Thailand is still a developing country, and we receive aid from Japan in a number of fields, such as economics, industry, science and technology, and education, among others. Thailand is said to be a nation with a long history of culture and arts. If Thailand can further develop, improve the living standards of its people and become more prosperous, preservation of the arts and culture will continue, maKing possible the conveying of the Thai identity, and this will then further the aims of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

I close by offering my prayers for the happiness and prosperity of the Japanese people

Nikkei Asia Prizes

(http://www.nni.nikkei.co.jp/FR/NIKKEI/inasia/prizes/2000/2000pinyo_speech...)

2002       Asia Pacific Culture Prize

Pinyo Suwankiri (Asia Pacific Culture Prize)

Architect

Dr.Pinyo Suwankiri was born in Songkla Province in southern Thailand in 1937.

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University in 1964. In 1972, he received a Master's degree in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. In 1980, he became assistant professor in the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University and he retired in 1998 after serving as associate professor. Dr.Suwankiri has been distinguished himself for his work in the field of traditional Thai architecture for over 30 years. He has earned high praise for many of the structures into which he combined his own creative energy with Thai architecture. He has contributed significantly to research in Thai traditional architecture while imparting knowledge of traditional architecture to the young generation through his long years of being an educator. Due to Dr.Suwankiri's efforts, great strides have been made in deepening cross-cultural understanding through activities such as designing numerous Thai temples not only in Thailand but also in the USA, India, Nepal, Germany and elsewhere so as to spread and educate people about traditional Thai architecture.

(http://Awardees of the First Asia Pacific Culture Prize Profile.mht)

2003       Fellow of the academy of Arts (Traditional Architecture) Royal institute of Thailand

2004       The Royal Decoration, Pratamaporn Mongkut Thai


 

MAJOR WORKS

Associate Professor Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri has sacrificed himself to Thai Architecture and to some other things related: which would be able to classify these things separately and yearly as follows:

 

 

1962       As a teacher in Tream Udomsuksa School, and as a student in Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

1965       A lecturer who taught Thai Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

1966       Designed Primary Buddhist Building at ‘Chittabawan’ College, Chonburi Province.

1967       Lecturer, Thai Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

1968       Designed a library named "Library Vichern Dhamma", at Chittabawan College, Chonburi Province.

1969       Designed secondary Buddhasastra Building, at Chittabawan College, Chonburi Province.

1970       Designed the Chapel of Khoa Chong Pran Temple, Potharam District, Ratchaburi Province.

1971       Designed the Thai Drama Scene episode Pra Narai conquer Nontook Monster for Thai Art and Thai Drama promotion in Thai night fare Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

1972       The Thai Architecture Instructor, Architect faculty, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkabang.

1973       Designed the Shrine of Pranusbody Buddha Pranusnicorm district, Chonburi Province.

1974       Designed the Chapel of Arunyikavart Temple Chonburi Province.

1975      

  • Designed the Chapel of Thainiyom Nongsonghong Kronkran Province.
  • Designed the Ajarn Mun's Purito utilize Museum, Sakonakorn Province.

1976       Designed the Buddha's relic Katumbadi Temple Sumutprakarn Province.

1977       Designed the Budda's relic building of Drummongkorn Temple Prakranong Bangkok City.

1978      

  • Designed Thai pravilian and glass wall of Khochonpran Temple, Protaram district, Rachburi Province.
  • Designed multi - propose building of Pobangkra Temple, Chanchongsor Province.
  • Designed and ornamented the Chapel of Doimaipong Chiengmai Province.

1979       Designed and ornamented Ajarn Fun Ajaro's Museum. Praudomsomporm Temple, Sakornakorn Province.

1980       Designed Jeavaranon's Family Monument building charonprokapran Chonburi Province.

1981      

  • Restored the Chapel of Ratchapradit Temple (The famous ancient temple of Thailand) Bangkok.
  • Restored the Supreme Patriach's monastery of Ratchapradit Temple, Bangkok.

1982       Designed the pagoda for the Buddha's relic at Prathat Phangas Temple, Chiang San District, Chaing Rai Province.

1983       Designed the shine of Laxsami Goddess of Bangkok Bank, Silom Road, Bangkok.

1984      

  • Designed the temporary oven building for Lung Pu Kuo Analayo (The Famous monk of Thailand) funeral, Tamklangpian Temple, Udonthani Province.
  • Designed Thai Pavilion for the Royal family in King Rama the second's Park, Umpava District, Samutsongkran Province.
  • Designed the Chapel fo Klong Mahasawat Temple, Nakornchaisri district, Nakorn Patom Province.
  • Designed the bell tower of Klong Mahasawat Temple, Nakornchaisri district, Nakorn Patom Province.

1985      

  • Designed Ajarn Kao Analayo, Tumklongpain Temple, Udorntani Province.
  • Designed a temporary oven building for Loung Pu Kumdee (The famous monk of Thailand), Tun Par Puu Temple, Leoy Province.
  • Designed the Chapel of Chalearm Prakiet Temple Queen Srisuriyothai, Saraburi Province.

1986      

  • Designed the Shrine of Buddha image of Bangkok University.
  • Designed the Shrine of stone foundation of city Payao Province.
  • Designed the triumphal arch of Military (Division 17), Payao Province.
  • Designed the Shrine of Buddha Image of Anlayo, Payao Province.
  • Designed the Buddha image beneath Naga at Sathingpra district, Songkla Province.
  • Designed the Chapel of Thummagay Foundation Dumnernsadouk district, Sumutsongkram Province.
  • Designed the triumphal arch of the northern part army Pisanulok Province.
  • Designed the ternporary oven building for Long puu Vaan Sujinno (The famous monk of Thailand) temporary, Doimeapung Temple, Chiang Mai Province.

1987      

  • Designed the Chapel of Clong Mahasawad Temple, Nakorn Fathom Province.
  • Designed the shine of stone foundation of city Krabi Province.
  • Designed Ajar Wan Uttamo (The famous monk of Thailand)

1988      

  • Designed the Utensil Museum of Tum Apai Temple, Udontani Province.
  • Designed the Southern Tradition center of Srinakarinviroj University, Songkla Province.
  • Designed the Pagoda in the shape of Lotus at Sukothaithammathirat University, Nonthaburi Province.
  • Designed Thai Pavilion at Queen's activity exhibition Center, Bangkok.
  • Designed the center of culture and tradition at Bangkok University, Bangkok.
  • Designed the Buddhist Religion School of Po Bangkla Temple, Chancheangsao Province.
  • Designed the Shrine of Siva God at Pinklao - Nakornchaisri Street, Bangkok.
  • Designed the Shrine of Phra Panurungsri at Lungpor Sod Thammagayaram, Ratchaburi Province.
  • Designed the Monument of King the Fifth and King the sixth at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
  • Designed the center of culture and tradition (Cluster of Thai house) at Chulalongkorn University.

1989      

  • Designed the food storage and Kitchen of Sathingpra, Songkla Province.
  • Designed and restored the Chapel of Kaochaison Temple, Pattalung Province.
  • Designed the Shrine of Buddha image, named Phra Bhudda Srihaphumibarn at govern college of the Ministry of Affair, Pratumtani Province.

1990      

  • Designed the Shrine of Arjarn Sod's (The famous monk of Thailand) Image of Longpor Sod Thummagauaram Temple, Ratchaburi Province.
  • Designed the cluster of Thai house for meditation at Sathin Dhamma Satharn, Ramintra Road, Bangkok.
  • Designed the cluster of Thai house "Panuwat" Bankrachun District, Singburi Province.

1991      

  • Designed the Row Pavilion, Siripong, Ramintra Road, Bangkok.
  • Designed the Crocodile Farm of Nattaya, Crocodile Farm Company, Chonburi Province.
  • Designed a Multipurpose Building of Nong Dom Temple, Saraburi Province.
  • Designed a Buddha image Shrine of Phamomrung stone palace, Burirum Province.

1992      

  • Designed a Shrine of Phra Taksa Dhavathirath
  • Designed the Queen's activities exhibition center at Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok.
  • Designed a Buddha image Shrine at Chonburi Hospital, Chonburi Province.
  • Designed the Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice, Bangkok.

1993      

  • Designed Arjarn Bud's (The famous monk of Thailand) utensil Museum, Sakonnakorn Province.
  • Designed the Chapel of Indraviharn Temple Bangkunphram destrict, Bangkok.
  • Designed a cluster of Thai house for Kajornprasart. foundation, Nonthaburi Province.
  • Designed the Chapel of Par Cuchimavart Kalas in Province.
  • Designed the Bhraman God Shrine at the Head Quarter of Thai Soilder Bank, Bangkok.
  • Designed a religious pavilion, named Pandin Dhum Pandintong, Ayuthaya Province.
  • Designed an oven building for Buddhist funeral at Potharam district, Ratchaburi Province.
  • Designed an oven building for Buddhist funeral at Mueng district, Burirurn Province.
  • Designed the Buddha image Shrine at Tream Udormsuksa Normklao, Bangkok.

1994      

  • Designed Thai - Herb and Thai traditional curing training center of Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Bangkok.
  • Designed the Siva God and Uma Goddess Shrine for a project of Phongsirichai complex, Nakornchaisri district, Nakornpratom Province.
  • Designed the Shrine of the foundation stone of the Udonthani city, Udonthani Province.
  • Designed the Chapel of Sirinthornmahaviharn Temple Qumyai district, Nakornpatorn Province.
  • Designed an oven building for Buddhist funeral of Phra Ngarm Temple, Nakornpatorn Province.
  • Designed the Huge Buddha image of Kokmon, Loey Province.
  • Designed the Shrine of Buddha image named Phra Buddha Dhara Phrachabopith of Songdhum Tubkloa district, Phichit Province.

1995      

  • Designed the Chapel of Wat Thai Kusinara Mahaviharn, India.
  • Designed the Shrine of Buddha image named Somdej Maharaj with Garuda, HM at Nava m intrachutit Trium Udom Suksa Normklao, Summakorn Village, Bangkok.

1996      

  • Designed the Chapel of Lumpini Mahavihan Temple, Nepal.
  • Designed a spired roof pavilion at the Head Quarter of Siam Commercial Bank, Bangkok.

1997       Designed the Royal Palace of the project back to Pakpaung, mother land according to His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of Thailand, is contemplation at Pakpanung district, Nakornsrithummarat Province.

1998      

  • Designed the convention hall at Mahavachiravut School, Meung district, Songkla Province.
  • Designed the pagoda to Shrine the Buddha's relic of Phuritutapatipataram Temple, Meung district, Pathumtani Province.
  • Designed Thai - Israel friendship pavilion in Modien Park, Te - Aviv city, Israel.
  • Designed the historical and culture center of Thammasart University, Rangsit campus, Pathumthani Province.
  • Designed and ornamented the Shrine of Buddha image beneath Naga of Phrathatchorhea Temple, Meung district, Phrae Province.

1999      

  • Designed the huge buddha image cast in bronze of Hadyai municiplity, Songkla Province.
  • Designed the spired roof pavilion to Shrine the embrium of Chulaiongkorn University.

2000      

  • Designed Thai Pavilion, Humburge city, Germany.
  • Designed the cluster of Thai House at Echo Valley Resort, Clinton City, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Designed a Kitchen and food storage of Lumpinimahaviharn, Nepal.
  • Designed a Thai Pavilion of Police Bureaus, Police Department, Ministry of Affair Bangkok.
  • Designed the chamber of commerce of Udontani, Udontani Province.
  • Designed the bell tower of Buddhapadipa, London, England.
  • Designed the Chapel of Thummapadipa Temple, Paris, France.
  • Designed the cluster of Thai House at Ambassador Hotel, Florida, USA.
  • Designed the Thai Pavilion at Thai Herb and Thai traditional curing training Center of Medicine Department, Minister of Health, Bangkok.

2001-2009           

  • (To be updating)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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