Yantrasast, who runs architecture firm wHY, is known for his prolific work designing major art spaces in the US. His portfolio of works includes galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles.
In 2018, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art selected Yantrasast to design a $70 million renovation of its wing for arts produced in Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Yantrasast first studied at Chulalongkorn University. He then went on to receive both his M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Tokyo, before finding a mentor in Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
Yantrasast worked on a number of large projects at Ando's firm, including museums like the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.
The architect founded wHY in Los Angeles in 2003. Under Yantrasast, the firm has completed projects including the Christie's Auction house in Beverly Hills, the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and the Marciano Art Foundation of Los Angeles – for which he converted an abandoned temple.
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