Sumet Jumsai

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Sumet Jumsai
Photo of Sumet - 6.jpg
Born 1939 (age 78–79)[1]
Bangkok, Thailand[1]
Nationality Thai
Occupation Architect and painter

Sumet Jumsai na Ayudhya (Thai: สุเมธ ชุมสาย ณ อยุธยา) (born 1939 in Bangkok, Thailand) is a Thai architect. He was named a National Artist of Thailand in 1998;[2] Honorary Fellow of The American Institute of Architects 2001 ; Member of the French Académie d'Architecture 2002 ; Fellow Commoner, St.John's College, Cambridge, 2003 and 2013, where he earlier obtained a doctorate degree in architecture ; and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) 2008. He is also a painter and author.[3]


Architecture Location Date
British Council Building Bangkok 1970
Science Museum Science Museum.jpg Bangkok 1976
Robot Building UOB re.jpg Bangkok 1986
International School Bangkok Bangkok 1991
Nation Building Nation-001.jpg Bangkok 1991
Privy Council Chambers Tree Building - detail.jpg Bangkok 2004
S.31 - Bird Building S.31 01 Eng.jpg S.31 02 Eng.jpg Bangkok 2009
Siriraj Hospital - Srisavarindhira Building Siriraj01 Eng.jpg Siriraj02 Eng.jpg Bangkok 2011
New Art Museum (NAM), Langsuan NAM01.jpg NAM03.jpg Bangkok 2015
Painting Date
"Jeepney", Paris, 23.II.2000. Oil and oil pastel on canvas 80 x 100 cm Jeepney sumet2000.jpg 2000
"Boats", 10.III.2005. Oil on canvas 70 x 90 cm Boats2005.JPG 2005
"Toy", 14.III.2010. Felt pen and oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm Toy 2010.jpg 2010
"Me 6", 16.III.2014. Oil on canvas 60.5 x 76 cm Me2014.JPG 2014
"Window, 25 Rue de Lille", 2014. Oil on canvas 80 x 60 cm Window2014.JPG 2014


Further reading[edit]

  • Brian Brace Taylor & John Hoskin. Sumet Jumsai. Asia Books (1996). ISBN 978-974-89258-6-8.
  • Biography from the Thai Ministry of Culture (more extensive version in Thai)
  • Contemporary Architects, edited by Muriel Emanuel, Macmillan, London, and St. James Press, Chicago 1980 ; 2nd ed. 1987 ; 3rd ed. 1995.
  • Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture, Architectural Press, London 1996.
  • The dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner, Macmillan, London 1996 ; Grove Dictionaries, New York 1996 ; in 34 vols ; Vol. 17, pp. 686–7.
  • World Architecture 1900-2000 : A Critical Mosaic, Volume 10 : Southeast Asia and the Oceania, Kenneth Frampton and others, China Architecture & Building Press, Beijing 2000 / Springer Wien, New York 2000.