Top Design – Meet the Designer: Goil Amornvivat

Age: 33

Hometown: New York City

Profession: Self-Employed Interior Designer/Architect & Teacher at Parsons School of Design

Education: Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon and master’s degree in Architecture from Yale

Design style: Architectural Ultra Modern

Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Goil moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. After graduating from Yale, he was handpicked by Robert A.M. Stern, a world-renowned architect, to work for him. It was here that he collaborated on a project to design and build the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Goil’s work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. He likes open spaces and can do everything from interiors, architecture, landscapes and product design. Goil believes he has a more worldly approach to his style, and says he’s used to a competitive environment and loves to win.

Self-described as “small, spicy and fabulous,” Goil is known to stand his ground and confront his challenger face-to-face when conflicts arise.

Through a little research, I discovered that in addition to working with Mr. Stern, Goil also submitted a design to the World Trade Center Memorial Competition. Of all the contestants, it looks like Goil is the most educated and intellectual. It’s not clear how much direct client contact he’s had and it will be interesting to see how flexible he can be.

xoxo Linda

2 thoughts on “Top Design – Meet the Designer: Goil Amornvivat”

  1. what a tie, what a Thai…
    very impressive resume indeed. I want to see what work he did for museums… I love how bravo mixes it up with the cast.

  2. what a tie and what a Thai… this guy looks like one of the most unique of the bunch- from the bios I think this is one has the most original path- more dirt!

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