Dorji Yangki

Former Chief Architect & Head of Bhutan Dept of Conservation of Heritage Sites

Dorji Yangki is an architect from Bhutan.

Dorji Yangki studied architecture at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and later studied in England, Norway, and Japan. She completed her studies in Conservation of historic buildings (Masters) at the British University of York. From 2008 until 2009 she held the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Yangki worked for over 15 years as the Chief Architect and Head of the Department of Conservation of Heritage Sites in the Ministry for the Home and Cultural Affairs in Bhutan. She is the first elected female President of the Bhutan Institute of Architects (BIA) and the first female Chair of SAARCH (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation of Architects).

Since graduating in 1996, she is one of the first female architects to work In Bhutan and also the first local architect in Bhutan professionally occupied in monument and heritage preservation. She is responsible for the restoration works on the famous monasteries Takshang (Tiger’s Nest), Folk Heritage Museum and Simtokha Dzong among many others. She is also responsible for design work at the National Archives of Bhutan, the gallery of the National Museum, and the Offices of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts in Thimphu.