Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
Harvard Art Museums, wHY
Harvard Art Museums, wHY

Renowned for his architectural flair for designing contemporary art galleries and museums, Kulapat Yantrasast worked closely with legendary architect Tadao Ando (CPP ARC's 2012 Neutra Award medalist) on international projects such as the Armani/Teatro in Milan and the Fondation Francois Pinault pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris before founding his practice wHY in 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Artists' Committee of the Americans for the Arts.

Named one of the 100 Most Powerful People in the Art World by Art+Auction Magazine in its 2012 Power 100 edition, Yantrasast has publicly described himself as a "matchmaker between art and people" (Deezen, 12/04/18). His recent projects include overseeing the major renovation of galleries The Met in New York, the revitalization of Kentucky's historic Portland Warehouse District near Louisville, and the reinvisioning of the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Los Angeles. Among his notable projects are:

  • Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan (2006)
  • The ancient galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois (2012)
  • Harvard Art Museums, Massachussetts (2014)
  • Pomona College Studio Art Hall, California (2014)
  • R & Company, New York (2018)

Other works in the realm of landscape, objects and residential design can viewed at https://why-site.com.


Kulapat Yantrasast

Founding Partner/Creative Director