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Don Pengpala

B.Arch ; NDAT ; M.Arch (Prof)

+64 27 539 7662                                                          dpengpala@stephensonturner.com

Education, Government, Commercial

Auckland

Recently graduated, Don has thrown himself into learning a variety of skills related to architectural design. Amongst them is concept planning, construction drawings (along with the ability to render in both 2D and 3D), BIM modelling as well as colour and material presentations. His first few projects at S&T has seen him delve into the education, government and commercial sectors. 

To complete his degree, Don's final research project proposed a concept which would improve the supply of water to his home village in Northeast, Thailand. Looking at the patterns of the inhabitants everyday activities allowed him to form a holistic solution that encouraged the villagers to appreciate the importance of water to their culture. 

For Don, working within a team means seeing ideas evolve through interactive conversation. It is the social and cultural aspects of architecture that interest him especially when considering the public realm where those ideas turn in to physical forms that can be experienced by all.