HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Country: Thailand

Architecture and Planning; Urban Planning, Land and Housing Development; Urban Engineering


ICOMOS Thailand


Associate Professor, Dr.

Professional/Research Area(s):

Heritage conservation

Short Resume:

Dr. Yongtanit Pimonsathean is a visiting associate professor in urban planning at Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Thailand. He received his B. Arch with Honors from Chulalongkorn University, M.Sc. in Urban Planning, Land and Housing Development from Asian Institute of Technology and Doctor of Engineering in Urban Engineering from The University of Tokyo. Since 1994, he has been involved in many community-based heritage conservation projects throughout Thailand including the historic districts of Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. He is a permanent member and was the first president of ICOMOS Thailand after becoming an independent NGO. He is currently a member of National Committee for Conservation and Development of Rattanakosin and Old Town, and National Committee on Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. He can be reached at