Born in Bangkok, Thailand, where he graduated with honours from Chulalongkorn University, Kulapat received both his MArch and PhD degrees in Architecture from the University of Tokyo under a Japanese Government scholarship. Upon graduating, Kulapat worked as Tadao Ando’s close associate for eight years in Japan. In 2012, he was named one of the art world’s 100 Most Powerful People. He is a frequent public speaker at leading institutions around the world and has served on the Artists’ Committee of the Americans for the Arts and Hammer Museum’s Artist Council. He has also served as a trustee of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Noguchi Museum, New York. In 2009, Kulapat received the Silpathorn Award for Design from Thailand’s Ministry of Culture for his contribution to contemporary culture in Thailand. He is the first architect to receive the prestigious award.