FP&M employees sign tiles for Thai Pavilion

Recently, a few FP&M employees had the opportunity to participate in the signing of tiles that will be used in the restoration of the Royal Thai Pavilion at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison.

The Royal Thai Pavilion was originally constructed in 2002 by Thai artisans, and is undergoing restoration, including the installation of new tiles that are more resilient against Wisconsin weather. Alongside other UW employees, FP&M employees Aaron Williams, Peter Schlecht, and Top Tantivivat had the chance to sign tiles that will be used in the restoration of the pavilion.

From left to right: Aaron Williams, Interim Director, Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture; Rob Cramer, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration; Frances Vavrus, Vice Provost and Dean of International Division; UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin; Jennifer Noyes, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor; Peter Schlecht, University Architect; and Top Tantivivat, Facilities Access Specialist.

The Thai Pavilion, also known as a Sala, is one of only four around the world that are outside of Thailand. Learn more about the Royal Thai Pavilion & Garden here and more about its restoration here.