Kulapat Yantrasast, a native of Thailand, is a principal of wHY Architecture, based in Los Angeles, which he
founded in 2003. Newsweek magazine’s article on contemporary architecture noted wHY Architecture as
one of the innovative architectural practices of the new generation.
Their philosophy of the integration of creative thinking with timeless design, along with their focus on
intelligent and high-quality construction, have gained them a reputation for their architectural works and
projects for the arts and culture as well as residences all over the country. wHY Architecture recently
completed the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the first new art museum in the world to receive the LEED
certification for sustainable design.
Prior to wHY Architecture, he was a close associate with Tadao Ando and responsible as project architect
on many projects during 1996 – 2003. He was the project architect on the Modern Art Museum of Fort
Worth in Texas, the ARMANI / TEATRO in Milan, the projects for the Calder Museum in Philadelphia, the
Foundation Francois Pinault in Paris and the project for the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in William-
stown that he continues to work on with Tadao Ando.
Kulapat graduated with degree in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, received
his Masters and Ph.D. in Architecture from the University