Who is Worrasit Tantinipankul?

Dr. Worrasit Tantinipankul.    I am a registered architect and landscape architect in Thailand and an Assistant Professor at Landscape Architecture and Integrated Design in Emerging Architecture (International) Programs, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University. I received my Ph.D. in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University in 2006 and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. From 1995 to 2021, I had taught architectural design, urban planning and history of Thai architecture at the School of Architecture and Design (International Program), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) where I also served as an Associate Dean for Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2013 and Associate Dean for Research from 2013 to 2014. My first research project on conservation of historic community of provincial town of Phetchaburi was awarded the National Research University Fund by the Office of Higher Education, Ministry of Education in 2011. I have received grants from the National Research Council of Thailand in 2013 and the U.S. Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation in 2014 for my continuing research on the vernacular documentation and conservation of old historic canal communities of Thonburi, the western district of Bangkok. I currently live in Chiang Mai, the second largest city in the north of Thailand, where I am actively involved with the Nomination Dossier Committee for proposing Chiang Mai, the former capital city of the Lanna Kingdom, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. My work focuses on writing of the comparative analysis comparing Chiang Mai with other World Heritage cities with similar background in term of historical and cultural contexts and highlighting architectural significance of Chiang Mai as an integral part of its Outstanding Universal Value.