Krisda Arunvongse na Ayudhya

Krisda Arunvongse na Ayudhya
11th Governor of Bangkok
In office
April 19, 1992  April 18, 1996
Preceded by Chamlong Srimuang
Succeeded by Bhichit Rattakul
Personal details
Born January 9, 1932
Died January 12, 2010(2010-01-12) (aged 78)
Bangkok, Thailand
Political party Independent
Profession Architect

Krisda Arunvongse na Ayudhya (Thai: กฤษฎา อรุณวงษ์ ณ อยุธยา) (January 9, 1932 – January 12, 2010) was a Thai politician and architect.[1] He served as the Governor of Bangkok from April 19, 1992 until April 18, 1996.


Krisda received both his bachelor's degree and his master's degree in architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T).[1] The government of France awarded him a scholarship to study architecture for six months at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1960.[1]


Krisda was employed in the Royal Thai Army's Public Works Department from 1957 to 1960. He held the Military rank of Captain.[1] He competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics and the 1964 Summer Olympics as a sports shooter.[2]

From 1960 until 1989, Krisda was a professor and lecturer of architecture at Chulalongkorn University. During his tenure at Chulalongkorn, he served as the fourthDean of the Faculty of Architecture from 1974 until 1978.[1]

Krisda founded the Casa Company, which designed several prominent buildings throughout Bangkok, including the headquarters on Thai Airways International located on Phahon Yothin Road.[1]

He served as the Deputy Governor of Bangkok for public works from 1990 until 1992.[1] Krisda was then elected as the Governor of Bangkok for four years from April 19, 1992 until April 18, 1996.

Later life

He was honored as a National Artist of Thailand for his work in visual arts and architecture in 2007.[1]

Krisda Arunvongse na Ayudhya died of coronary artery disease on January 12, 2010, at Siriraj Hospital, at the age of 78.[1] His funeral was held at Wat Benjamabopitr.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Former Bangkok governor Krisda dies". Bangkok Post. January 13, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  2. "Krisada Arunwong". Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Chamlong Srimuang
Governor of Bangkok
April 19, 1992 – April 18, 1996
Succeeded by
Bhichit Rattakul
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