Sumet Jumsai

Architect, b. 1939, Bangkok

Academic Background
1958-67 Studied architecture and obtained Ph.D. at Cambridge University
1989 Bye Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge University, Michaelmas
1989/91 Studio tutor, Dept. of Architecture, Cambridge University, Michaelmas
1991 Faculty member of the Dept. of Architecture, Cambridge University

Government & Social Work
Member of Thai government and NGO committees on the environment, historic conservation, art & culture, urban development and slum community, as well as being a painter and author.

Private Practice
In private practice since 1969 and responsible for numerous projects. At present, Chairman of Bangkok- based architectural firm SJA 3D Co., Ltd. Works published and exhibited world-wide.

Architecture :
1986 - "Fifty Leading Architects of the World", Vienna, Austria
1991 - Projects by Sumet Jumsai Associates, Osaka International House, Osaka, Japan
1995 - Place des Nations Competition Exhibition, Geneva
1996 - The Venice Biennale 1996 / International Architects Section
- Group artists-architects travelling exhibition entitled "Cities on the Move" ; 1997 / 8 : Vienna ; Bordeaux ; Long Island City, N.Y. ; 1998 / 9 : Humlebaek, Denmark ; Hayward Gallery, London

Painting :
1997 - Exhibition of 3, Suan Pakkad Palace, Bangkok
1999 - Solo exhibtion at Galerie Atelier Visconti, Paris

1982- 1991 - A total of 9 Gold Medal Awards for architecture, Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
1999 - Crystal Award (for the arts), World Economic Forum, Davos

Publications by Sumet Jumsai :
Amongst which a book : NAGA - Cultural origins is Siam and the West Pacific, Oxford University Press, 1988 & 1989, and (in Japanese) Kajima Inst. Publishing, Tokyo, 1992. Third printing in English, DD Books, Bangkok 1997.

Reference Publications on Sumet Jumsai :
Architecture in the Seventies, by Udo Kultemann, The Architectural Press, London 1980
* Architekten der Dritten Welt, by Udo Kultermann, DuMont, Cologne 1980
Contemporary Architects, edited by Muriel Emanuel, Macmillan, London, and St. James Press, Chicago 1980 ; 2nd ed. 1987 ; 3rd ed. 1995
Colour Outside, by Tom Porter, The Architectural Press, London 1982
Hundred and One Leading Overseas Architects in Contemporary Architecture, edited by Miyake Riichi, Kashima Souppankaima Souppankai Press, Tokyo 1985
* Contemporary Architecture, Vol.9 1987-8, Editions Anthony Krafft, Pully-Lausanne / Switzerland
Contemporary Architecture, Vol.10 1988-9, Editions Anthony Krafft, Pully-Lausanne / Switzerland
Figure, by Mario Panizza, Edizioni Associate, Rome 1989
100 Contemporary Architects, Drawings & Sketches, by Bill Lacy, Thames and Hudson, London 1991
Twentieth Century Architecture, A Visual History, by Dennis Sharp, Lund Humphries,
London 1991
The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, by John Fleming, Hugh Honour, Nikolaus Pevsner, London 1991
Contemporary Asian Architects, by Hasan-Uddin Khan, Taschen, Cologne 1995
* Sumet Jumsai, by Brian Brace Taylor, John Hoskin and Lord Renfrew, The Key Publisher, Bangkok 1996
Place des Nations GenÈ ve, Birkhauser Verlag, Basel 1996
1996 Venice Biennale book catalogue : 6th international architecture exhibition -sensing the future- the architect as seismograph, Electa, Milan 1996
Sir Banister Fletcherís A History of Architecture, Architectural Press, London 1996
Architecture and Identity, by Chris Abel, Architectural Press, Oxford 1997
Dictionnaire del'architecture du xxe siÈ cle, Editions Hazan, Paris 1997
Architects on Architects, ed. Susan gray, Watson-Guptill / BPI Communications, New York 1999


Progressive Architecture, USA, Oct. 1970
Architecture Plus, USA, Nov. 1973
A+U, Japan, Oct. 1976
DOMUS, Italy, March 1977
DOMUS, Italy, July 1977
A+U, Japan, Nov. 1977
Nikkei Architecture, Japan, Nov. 1977
Bauen+Wohnen, Switzerland, Oct. 1977
Architektur und Wohnen, Germany, March 1980
Architektur Aktuell, Austria, April 1980
Process Architecture, Japan, Oct. 1980
A+U, Japan, Jan. 1983
A+U, Japan, Feb. 1985
Architectural Record, USA, May 1985
Mimar 20, Singapore and M.I.T. Press, USA, June 1986
A+U, Japan, Feb. 1987
* Mimar 23, Singapore and M.I.T. Press, USA, March 1987
A+U, Japan, April. 1987
Architecture CrÈ È France, Sept. 1987
Architecture (Journal of the American Institute of Architects), USA, Sept. 1987
A+U, Japan, March. 1988
Mimar 30, Singapore and M.I.T. Press, USA, Dec. 1988
A+U, Japan, July 1992
Architecture, USA, Oct. 1997 (on UN / Geneva Project)
* Expression (for American Express members), Thai ed. June-July 1999

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