Yarinda is an Architect based in Bangkok, Thailand. She teaches at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University, and is Co-founder and Design Director at Imaginary Objects. Before starting IO she was Design Director at Hypothesis Design Agency, a multidisciplinary practice specializing in architecture, interior, and corporate branding. Yarinda received a Master in Architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. During her studies, Yarinda received several prizes including the American Institute of Architects school medal and certificate of merit for excellence in the study of architecture, the Baccalaureate Award for excellence in scholarship, and the James Templeton Kelley Prize for the best final design project by a master of architecture candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2012. Yarinda is currently serving as the Regional President of the Asia Designer Communication Platform.
ROBERTO REQUEJO BELETTE
Roberto is an Architect based in Hong Kong. He is Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Hong Kong University and is Co-founder and Design Director at Imaginary Objects. Before starting IO, Roberto was Senior Architect at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), an award-winning international practice with offices worldwide. Before joining OMA, Roberto was Architect at Steven Holl Architects (SHA) in New York and Beijing. He studied Architecture at Cornell's School of Architecture Art and Planning (AAP) and at Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Works include the Vanke Center in Shenzhen for SHA, the Taipei Performing Arts Center and the Prince Bay Master Plan for OMA, among others. Roberto is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects. He has taught Architecture at Cornell, NYIT, INDA, HKDI and HKU.