Bunseang graduated from Royal University of Fine-Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia with a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning (1992-1998). Working in the non-profit sector from 1997 to 2000, he specialized in urban slum projects and the development of low cost housing design and planning for low-income families.
Bunseang spent more than two years working for the United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNTAET) as a United Nation’s volunteer and whilst there had success in assisting in the building and design of infrastructure and administration facilities. In 2003-05, he studied for his Master’s Degree of Science in the field of Urban Environmental Management at the Asian Institute of Technologies, Bangkok, Thailand. On completion of his Master’s degree, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank’s Cambodian country office in Phnom Penh.
In 2007, Bunseang settled in New York City and worked with Nobutaka Ashihara Associates. (NAA) As a well-established architectural firm of more than thirty years standing, NAA has designed many outstanding high-rise buildings, hotels, resorts and retail and residential projects in New York City and around the world. His employment with such a prestigious company gave Bunseang a tremendous opportunity to work with many qualified and talented designers and professionals within one of the world’s truly great cities- New York.
Upon returning home to Cambodia for a vacation in April 2009, Bunseang was asked to help the Ly Chhoung Company, erect a new building that is to serve as the venue for the 2011 Asian Summit. This building is now known as the Council of Ministers and International Conference Hall. Bunseang was the design manager and architect principal of this noteworthy building and he supervised this design project right through to the beginning of the construction phase.
Determined now to remain in Cambodia, Bunseang was, in December 2009, on the recommendation of a prominent Cambodian citizen, rewarded with a commission to design a 12-storey residential project. It was from this commission that Bunseang Architect and Associates was born.