Nutthawut Piriyaprakob | Biography After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Khonkaen University, Thailand in 2001, he began his career by working as an architect on Suvarnabhumi Airport project designed by Murphy Jahn and, then, moved on to work as a project architect at IT international co, ltd, Bangkok. In 2004, he received a graduate assistantship from College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University (CAP), USA for his Master of Architecture degree. During his study at Ball State, he took a leave of absence from school for his internship at Morphosis architects (2005 Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne) where he was in the working team for the winning of the Phare project competition, Paris. After graduated from Ball State in 2006, He worked as an architect/designer for Rafael Vinoly architects in New York and, then, at Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), Washington DC. While he was working at these companies he was responsible for designing hotel, commercial projects, competitions and etc. During his years of studying and working in USA, he also received personal competition awards from The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Spain in 2005 and Architecture and Design Festival, Russia in 2007. In 2009, he returned to Bangkok, Thailand in order to establish NPDA studio and simultaneously to serves as a lecturer at Assumption University and various school of architecture in Thailand. Currently, NPDA studio projects have been recognized with national and international awards such as the Architizer A+Awards 2019 (Jury Winner), ASA Emerging Architecture Award 2019 (Silver Medal Award), Plan Award 2019 (Shortlist), CAP alumni Award 2019 (Nominee), the Architizer A+Awards 2018 (Popular Choice Winner), Plan Award 2018 (Finalist) and ASA Emerging Architecture Award 2017 (Finalist) and published in various magazines.