Sustainable Dialogues I: Bangkok
A Public Symposium on Tsunamis, Hurricanes, New Orleans, and the Architecture of Urban Sustainability

Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) Auditorium, Bangkok

  Richard Campanella is a geographer and Assistant Director of the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane University.
In addition to his work in the mapping sciences with the Center, his research concentrates on the historical geography of the New Orleans region. His books include "Geographies of New Orleans: Urban Fabrics Before the Storm," winner of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' 2006 Book of the Year Award, and "Time and Place in New Orleans," the 2002 New Orleans-Gulf South Book of the Year. He has published papers in the Journal of Architectural Education, "Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing," "Technology in Society," and upcoming in the Journal of American History.
  Budi A. Sukada is an architect and lecturer. He received his first degree in architectural engineering from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta in 1978 and post-graduate degree in History & Theory of Architecture from the Architectural Association, London in 1983. He has just resigned from his post as faculty members at the University of Indonesia but continue to teach at the University of Tarumanagara, Jakarta. His architectural works include the planning of new campus of University of Indonesia at Depok and designing of several buildings inside the campus, namely the Multi-purpose Hall, Faculty of Computer Sciences, Main Administration Building and other facilities such as Water Tower and Campus Security Office. He has been with the Institute of Indonesian Architects since 1986 to represent Indonesia regularly in Arcasia Council meeting and actively involved in international events such as exhibition of young Indonesian architects in the Hague (with the BNA), the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and the recent survey on architectural education in moslem countries under the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. He has been the Chairman of Institute of Indonesian Architects since 2002 and within such a position he coordinated a group of Indonesian architects for a post-disaster community building programme in Banda Aceh, took part in a workshop in Thailand and represent Indonesia in a joint effort with the Holcim Foundation and GTZ to provide housing supervision for tsunami victims in Banda Aceh. He also coordinated group of architects for a post-earthquake rebuilding programme of community's facilities in Special Region of Jogjakarta, a joint programme with Bank Mandiri Muamalat.
  Tim Kobe, founder and principal, Eight Inc., San Francisco, NewYork and Honolulu, received the top award for the professional competition "High Density on the High Ground."sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies' Architectural Record magazine and Tulane University School of Architecture, a competition intended to serve as a catalyst to reassess, re-envision and redesign New Orleans' housing needs following the devastation brought by hurricane Katrina. Kobe graduated with honors in Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and founded Eight Inc. in 1989. Kobe leads Eight Inc. in its sustainable design projects internationally for clients such as The Nature Conservancy, and has lectured about architecture and environmental design at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco is a board member of Art Center College of Design.
  Kamonsin Chathurattaphol received his M. Arch from Columbia University (GSAPP) in 1998. After working in architectural offices in Los Angeles and New York, he returned to Bangkok in 2003 and set up his practice micromod in 2004. He is currently working on the Mangrove Study Center in Bangkhuntian, Bangkok. Construction is expected to begin later this year. Kamonsin has also been teaching in the department of architecture of King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi and Chulalongkorn University.
  Peter Anderson, partner in Anderson Anderson Architecture, San Francisco and Seattle, received an Honor Award for the entry "Camel Back Shot Gun Sponge Garden" in the "High Density on the High Ground" competition sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies' Architectural Record magazine and the Tulane University School of Architecture. Anderson received his M. Arch. from Harvard University. He has worked in the construction industry in the U.S., France, Italy and Japan, and has a particular interest in international trade, construction technology and communication technology. His design work has been exhibited in many exhibitions, received numerous honors and awards and has appeared in many books and journals in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
  Johannes Widodo holds a joint appointment in the Department of Architecture and in Asia Research Institute's Asian Cities research cluster, both at the National University of Singapore. His area of specialization includes architecture, urban history and morphology of Southeast Asian cities, Asian modernity, and Heritage conservation. He is a founder and executive of mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network), a founder and core member of iNTA (International Network of Tropical Architecture), Registered Architect (Indonesia) and professional member of Institute of Architects of Indonesia (IAI), jury of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation, voting member of ICOMOS International Training Committee (CIF) and executive member of ICOMOS National Committee for Indonesia, affiliate member of UNESCO-ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management, executive editor of the Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Singapore) and ASEAN Journal on Hospitality and Tourism (Indonesia), scientific committee member of iFoU (International Forum on Urbanism), and member of several heritage societies and networks in the region. Dr. Widodo received his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, Japan (1996), Master of Architectural Engineering degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1998), and his professional degree in Architectural Engineering (Ir.) from Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, Indonesia (1984).
  Wallace Chang, HKIA, AIA (Asso.), SM.Arch (MIT), B.Arch (HKU) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Harvard-Yenching visiting scholar, visiting Professor in Foshan Studio 2004 and Gaoming Studio 2005, MIT, Academic Advisor of CK Design School, Shantou University, Director of Arch Design Architects, Director of 1a Space Both a theorist and practitioner in public art, architecture and urban design, Wallace has an extensive interest in urban conservation, sustainable planning and vernacular architecture particularly in the planning and vernacular architecture particularly in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), southern China region. He has relized a wide range of award-winning designs covering from public toilet, youth hostel, kindergarten and student activities centre to conservation strategy and district planning. Along with his architectural actualization, Wallace has also internationally published articles on urban researches of Hong Kong, Macau, Zhongshan, and Suzhou. Also, he has initiated a new movement of participatory charrettes on sustainable planning and urban conservation in the PRD including Zhongshan (1999), Tai O-Hong Kong (2000) and Guangzhou (2002).
  Mark Anderson, partner in Anderson Anderson Architecture, San Francisco and Seattle, received an Honor Award for the entry "Camel Back Shot Gun Sponge Garden" in the "High Density on the High Ground" competition sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies' Architectural Record magazine and the Tulane University School of Architecture. Anderson received his M. Arch. from Harvard University. He has designed and built numerous buildings and public art installation projects in the United States and Japan. He has taught urban design studios concerned with new construction technology focused on cities in the Asia-Pacific region; lecture and laboratory courses on construction materials and processes; and seminars courses relating to entrepreneurial opportunities in new technology and product prototyping concerning environmental and urban issues in Asian cities. His design work has received numerous awards and has been included in exhibitions in the U.S. and Japan and has appeared in books and journals in the U.S., Asia, and Europe.
  Drew Lang is the principal of the New York-based Lang Architecture LLC, which was selected as a finalist in the Global Green USA Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans, co-sponsored by Brad Pitt and Global Green USA. Lang was educated at Middlebury College and Yale University, and is licensed as an architect in New York and Louisiana. Following Katrina, Drew initiated a community based development project in the St. Roch neighborhood of New Orleans. The work is guided by principles of sustainability, inclusiveness, and community leadership and will serve as a model for efforts throughout the city. Current projects in New York and New Orleans include a new motel building, private lofts, apartment renovations, and house additions, building lobbies, commercial office spaces, and neighborhood development.
  Nobuaki Furuya was born in 1955. He obtained his B.Arch & M.Arch from Waseda University. He became an Assistant Professor at Waseda University in 1983, Lecturer at Kinki University in 1986. He also studied in Studio Mario BOTTA in Switzerland by Japanese Government Oversea Study Program for Artists in 1986-87. In 1994, Hebecame an Associate Professor at Waseda University and established Studio NASCA in Tokyo. He received Yoshioka Award for "House at Kogajo" in 1990, and JIA Award for best young architect for "Poem & Marchen Gallery: in 1999, During 1999-2004, He received AIJ Annual Architectural Design Commendations for "Yanase Takashi Memorial Museum", "Aizu Yaichi Memorial Museum, Waseda University", "ZIG House/ZAG House", and "Kondo Hospital". He won the First Prize for "Nakasato Town Hall competition" in 2000, and "Chino cultural Complex competition" in 2001.
  Graeme Bristol, BA, BArch, MASA, MAIBC, MRAIC, After a number of years in Vancouver working as a contractor, architect and community organizer, Graeme spent three years in Papua New Guinea working for their national government designing schools in some of the more remote areas of the planet. In 1998 he took a teaching position at King Mongkut's
University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand where he pursued the opportunity to develop his research on the relationship of architecture to basic needs and human rights. He continues to work on these issues through community workshop studios in vulnerable communities Bangkok and more recently in tsunami recovery projects in Thailand both with his students and with UN-Habitat. Through founding the Centre for Architecture and Human Rights he is developing a rights-based approach to architecture through research, advocacy and alternative professional education. He is currently writing a book on human rights law affecting development.
  Nihal Perera is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Ball State University. This year he is Fulbright Scholar at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has studied at University of Sri Lanka, University College, London, MIT, and has a PhD from State University of New York. His publications include, Decolonizing Ceylon: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Space in Sri Lanka (OUP, 1999) and "Contesting Visions: Hybridity, Liminality, and Authorship of the Chandigarh Plan" (2004). He has developed a unique field-study semester in south Asia ( After the 2004 tsunami, CapAsia participants helped rebuilding avillage in Sri Lanka and, with the university of Moratuwa, the 2008 group will develop a disaster response plan for southwest Sri Lanka.
  Matthew Berman is principal of workshop/apd, a New York-based design firm. In 2006, Berman and his fellow workshop/apd principal Andrew Kotchen won the Global Green USA Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans, sponsored by Brad Pitt and Global Green USA. Their winning entry, "GreeN.O.LA," broke ground in May 2007 in the Holy Cross neighborhood of the Ninth Ward. In addition to writing for journals such as Architecture and The Architect's Newspaper, Berman was the co-editor of INDEX Architecture with Bernard Tschumi, and served as Associate Editor of ANY magazine with Cynthia Davidson. Berman is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Pratt Institute, and lectured this summer at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was the keynote speaker at the 2007 Green Brooklyn Conference, and will address Neocon 2007 in Chicago. Berman is a member of the Planning Board of Asbury Park, New Jersey, where he is deeply involved in helping the seaside resort town take on long-term green development plans.
  Patama Roonrakwit is an architect, lecturer and community activist. She was graduated from Silpakorn University in 1991, followed by a master degree in Development Practices from School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University in 1996. She has been involved with a lot of community development projects. In 2005, she participated in designing houses for tsunami affected at Bang Muang, Pangnga. Besides practicing she also teaches at various universities around the country. Now she currently a global tutor for the Centre for Development and Emergency Planning, Department of Architecture, School of Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has been guest lecturer both in Thailand and at Oxford Brookes University, UK.
  Michelle Jellison received an Honor Award for the New Orleans Prototype House Competition sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies' Architectural Record magazine and the Tulane University School of Architecture. Jellison received a B. Arch. from Montana State University and a year following her Honor Award for the "New Orleans Prototype House Competition," she received her M. Arch. from Montana State University, 2007. Her master's thesis project was voted "best thesis" by the faculty.
  Jayantha Perera, had his undergraduate and post graduate education in Architecture at the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka. During his university years he was awarded the Best Post graduate student award and also held the post of President of the Architecture students Association. On completion of his academic carrier he was elected as a corporate member of the SLIA and the RIBA. His professional carrier has been manly in the private sector in Sri Lanka with short stints of work overseas in Nigeria and Oman. He has been an academic for a short period of time at the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka and in the University of Maiduguri Nigeria. Over 2 decades of his practice has been with one of the Major Architectural Practices in Sri Lanka Design Consortium Ltd. During which period he was responsible for the winning of the SLIA design award for the "Deer Park resort" Giritale Sri Lanka which subsequently received the prestigious Green Globe award. Archt. Jayantha Perera has been closely associated with the activities of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects for over 2 decades. He has held the posts of council member, Hony treasurer, Chairman Professional affairs board, Chairman Board of Management, Chairman Board of Architectural Education, Vice President, Senior vice president. He also held the position of the Chairman of the ARCASIA committee on Architectural Education. He Represents the SLIA in several Government organizations some of which are Board member Institute of construction training and development, Committee member University grants commission on Architecture and Engineering Education. During the post Tsunami period he served as the chairman of the AFSTV (Architects fund to Shelter Tsunami Victims) a fund raised by the SLIA to build houses for Tsunami Victims in Sri Lanka.

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