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Rachaporn Choochuey Keynote Speaker LSAA 2024

Rachaporn Choochuey Keynote Speaker LSAA 2024

Rachaporn Choochuey,  Design Director, all(zone)

Born in Bangkok, received her B.Arch from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, M.S.AAD. from Columbia University and Ph.D. in Architecture History from The University of Tokyo. She was a faculty member of Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University during 2002-2022. Rachaporn regularly gives a lecture and teaches internationally. In Fall 2022 she was Louis I. Kahn Assistant Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture. She is currently Dean’s Visiting Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.

In 2009, she co-founded all(zone) in Bangkok where she is the design director. The studio is fascinated by ever-changing mega tropical metropolises that give form to their everyday life. Their observations are always captured by contemporary vernacular design solutions leading them to create built environments where all could feel ‘at home’ in the world.

In 2016 all(zone) completed MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum in Chiang Mai, the first contemporary art museum in Thailand and awarded as Best New Museum of Asia Pacific in 2017. Domus magazine selected all(zone) as one of 100+ Best Architecture Firm in 2019. Monocle magazine awarded a project of all(zone) as one of Top 50 Best Design Award 2021. all(zone) is commissioned to design MPavilion 2022 in Melbourne. Their international participations and exhibitions are including those at Guggenheim Museum, New York, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015, Vitra Design Museum 2017 and Triennale di Milano 2018 and Echigo-Tsumori Triennale 2018 and Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019, La Casa Encendida Madrid 2022, Thailand Biennale Chiang Rai 2023, and Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, Riyadh 2024.

Her Keynote Address on Day 2 is titled "The Art of Living Lightly"