The Royal Academy Dorfman Award is for new architectural talent. It is awarded to an emerging architect, studio or collective who is rethinking the future of architecture and whose work demonstrates a high degree of sensitivity towards the local and global context. This year's winner is Boonserm Premthada from the Bangkok Project Studio.
Born and raised in the heart of Bangkok, Boonserm Premthada founded the Bangkok Project Studio in 2003. The studio celebrates the importance of craftsmanship in architecture, leading to carefully detailed designs with a deep sense of authenticity. Local construction methods and materials are crucial to the work of Premthada and his buildings, such as the Kantana Film and Animation Institute in Nakhon Pathom, and often use the skills of local artisans and traditional production methods.