Yarinda Bunnag

Yarinda Bunnag is an architect, actor, and musician. Bunnag currently works as the Year Four Coordinator and the Abroad Program Coordinator at Chulalongkorn University, International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) in Bangkok. She received a Master in Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. During her studies, Bunnag received several awards including the American Institute of Architects school medal and certificate of merit for excellence in the study of architecture, the Baccalaureate Award for excellence in scholarship, and the James Templeton Kelley Prize for the best final design project submitted by an MArch degree candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2012. Prior to teaching, Bunnag was working at Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited where she engaged in a wide range of projects including design competitions, private residences, as well as hotels and high rises. In most projects, she was involved from the initial design stage to the completion of building. In conjunction with architectural works, Bunnag has released 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs to date. She has garnered multiple awards including “Female Artist of the Year” from Seeson Awards for her album “Schools” in 2009. She has portrayed the leading character in two movies – both of which have been shown in theaters throughout Thailand and several other Asian countries. Bunnag has also interviewed a broad range of contemporary practitioners, including Rirkrit Tiravanija, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wisut Ponnimit, and Prapakorn Watanyakul for the interview show “Is, Am, Are” on Thai PBS.

Contact: yarinda@post.harvard.edu