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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Adulsak "Otto" Chanyakorn

Otto Chanyakorn; kansas state architecture facultyAssistant Professor

Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5953


Curriculum Vitae

Otto (Adulsak Chanyakorn) was born in northeast Thailand and practiced as an architect in Bangkok and Chiang Mai since 2004. In 2010, he moved to the US, and consequently completed his master’s degree in Architecture with Southern Illinois University (SIUC). Before joining Kansas State University in 2019, Otto taught a variety of courses at the School of Architecture at SIUC for 6 years. His current focus is a method that fuses digital and analog tools in visual thinking and communication in architectural design process. In parallel to his teaching of design studio and digital courses, Otto routinely practices freehand drawing and watercolor painting as part of his research focus and meditative practice. He is also the 2020 Gabriel Prize recipient. Ultimately, his interest in drawing and painting is the gateway to developing an architecture based in experience, existence, emotion, and embodiment. Otto regularly shares his creative work through his website: www.minimaldrawing.com