Vuthy Lay

Architectural Designer

As an architectural designer, Vuthy dedicates his time towards designing thoughtful proposals which enrich daily life. At KITE, his work includes a variety of institutional and commercial projects across a variety of scales including adaptive reuse of historic buildings and accessibility renovations which intersect issues of educational equity and pedagogy.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture concentrating in Nature-Culture-Sustainability studies from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD, he along with several other students founded the institution’s first chapter of the National Organization for Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS).

 He is fascinated with researching the potential applications between how advances in neuroscience and psychology impact our experience of architecture for KITE’s ongoing Building Environment Effectiveness (BEE) Studies and research.

In his spare time, Vuthy is a volunteer organizer for the Providence Youth Student Movement’s (PrYSM) anti-deportation campaign. He regularly presents at a number of local high school non-profits such as Downcity Design, New Urban Arts, the RISD Art Circle and Project Open Door. He loves sharing his experiences with younger artists and makers with the hopes of demystifying careers in art and design. In 2019, he completed the DESIGNxRI Emerge program and was an invited guest critic for final thesis reviews at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.