BUNNAG ARCHITECTS INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS
Resort Planning Architecture Interior Architecture
'Lek' Mathar Bunnag
Founder & Managing Director
Masters of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University, USA
Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba, Canada
Bachelor of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Lek earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Silpakorn University
where he was personally awarded by His Majesty King Phumiphond as a commendation of excellence in architecture.
At the University of Manitoba, Canada, he gained a Master's of Architecture in 1974.
In 1984 he graduated with a Master's of Architecture in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, USA
and received a distinction for his graduate thesis on Urban Conservation under Professor Edward Sekler,
"Conservation on Cultural Heritage, Historic Monuments, Urban Space and Meaning in the Historic Core of Thailand".
In 2012 he was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Silpakorn University, Thailand
He was a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the National University of Singapore from 1984-1986
and was appointed Honorary Lecturer at the University of Hong Kong from 1986-1988.
Having gained extensive and diverse experience from his own practice in Hong Kong which he started in 1988 and
with his long standing interest in South East Asian Art, Architecture and its Cultural Heritage,
he returned to Thailand in 1990 and started to focus his practice in design which involves Cultural Heritage.
In 1985 he won first prize for Urban Conservation for Singapore China Town Planning Competition.
In 1996 he won Best Hotel Design Award by Indonesian Institute of Architects for his design of Novotel Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia
The a+d & Spectrum Foundation of lndia bestowed on him in 2010 'the Golden Award for Excellence in Architecture'
In 2012 he was designated a National Artist of Thailand in the field of Architecture (Contemporary).
In 2014 he was commissioned to represent Thailand in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia
as Curator and Designer of the Thailand National Pavilion.
In 2017 he was on the Jury Panel for Singapore Institute of Architects' 17th SIA Architectural Design Awards
His resort creations around the world have received numerous accolades internationally.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Associate of Applied Science (Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA)
Certified Movement Analyst (Laban/ Barteniejf Institute, New York, USA)
Master in Fine Arts (The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong)
Louisa Bunnag studied and worked in fashion, dance and theatre from 1977 to 1989
in Hong Kong and New York City.
She has been widely regarded in Hong Kong as one of the pioneers
in the city's professional contemporary dance and theatre development.
From 1985-1989, she was on the dance faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Since moving to Thailand in 1989,
she has channeled her creative energy and knowledge of the theatre arts into resort design.
She has been instrumental in Bunnag Architects' masterplanning and interior design projects
since the company's inception.
She and Lek Bunnag have designed together for the last thirty years.
Master in Architecture (Yale University, USA)
Master in Design (Domus Academy, Milan, Italy)
Bachelor in Architecture (Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Manop Phakinsri studied under James Stirling, Richard Meier and Vicent J. Scully at Yale University
and later worked in Richard Meier's Studio in New York City.
He was the recipient of a full scholarship from John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund for his studies at Yale.
Whilst at Silpakom, he has undertaken research in Classical Thai and South East Asian Architecture
In 1982, he studied Traditional Chinese Architecture in Qing Hua University in Beijing.
His South East Asian career began in Singapore in 1976 with DP Architects
and was appointed Executive Director in Design.
His major works in Singapore and Malaysia include
Chapel for St. Andrew's Junior College
Central Silh Temple
Jalan Cambell Shopping Centre
Tanglin Shopping Centre Phase 2 and
Thai Kem House.
Mr. Phakinsri and Mr. Bunnag have a 30 years' history of working together.
MA with Distinction (the London Institute, Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, UK)
BA, Hons (Central School ofArt & Design , London , UK)
Clive Gray received his BA (Hons) degree with special commendation
from Central School of Art & Design, London
and a master's degree with Distinction
from the prestigious Central St. Martins College of Ar1 & Design.
From 1982 - 1993 , he was key designer in several well-known UK interior designer companies
including Deryck Healey International.
His career in Asia began in 1993 as
Project Manager/Design Director of WILSON & ASSOCIATES, Singapore
in charge of projects including
Royal Meridien , Mumbai, India
Sheraton Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea
ANA Hotel & Service Apartment Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia
Borobudur Inter-Continental Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hyatt Hotel, Surabaya, Indonesia
Four Seasons Resort Hotel , Bukit Sentul , Indonesia
and Banyan Tree Resort Hotel, Bali, Indonesia.
Clive Gray and Lek Bunnag has known each other for over 20 years
and has worked together since the Vera Spa Resort in Hainan 15 years ago.
He is Design Director of Bunnag Architects' interior design projects.
B.A. (Taideteollisuus Akatemia, Finland)
PG Dip in Textile Design (Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London)
Minna Gray trained in the prestigious Taideteollisuus Akatemia in Finland
and is a Master's graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Her early career in Asia has been with Wilson and Associates, Singapore (1996 - 2000)
designing carpets & floor coverings; composing FF&E specifications;
selecting furniture & fabric schemes
and overseeing projects in Asia including
Shangri-La Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.,
Le Meridien, New Delhi, India
Le Meridien, Mumbai, India.
Le Meridien , Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Tokyu Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.
Ungasan Hotel, Bali, Indonesia.
ANA Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia.
and Hotel Intercontinental Borobudur, Indonesia.
She is a passionate designer
in charge of the FF&E provision for Bunnag Architects' interior design projects
and brings a unique blend of experience and training to the company.