The Information Technology Campus at Phetchaburi is the first campus in Thailand designed with buildings and master plans focused on energy conservation and environmental preservation (Clean and Green Campus). Every building is designed to be no more than five stories high, utilizing stairs for movement without the need for elevators. The designs are based on principles of energy conservation, including heat reduction, utilizing natural light, and natural wind, as well as recycling waste and energy for beneficial use.
The layout plan allows cars to park at the front of the campus, but within the campus, only bicycles, pedestrian paths, and rail vehicles are used. Every road, including the pedestrian paths, is shaded by large trees, providing shade along every route. The pathways connecting important buildings are covered with roofs to protect against the sun and rain. There are canals along the main roads, ponds, water trenches, and swamps, appropriately located. The connecting paths for faculty and official residences are elevated bridges, as are the paths in the fishermen’s village, as the area is a flood-prone plain. Using bridges as connecting paths helps preserve the environmental system efficiently.
Moreover, the atmosphere of the campus is blended with the architecture of the Sanam Chan Palace. Once the landscape architecture is completed, it will be a beautiful campus free from pollution, representing a future campus of Silpakorn University. (Currently, the campus is unable to operate entirely according to the plan due to various constraints, especially the rapid expansion of student admissions and budget shortages, so it cannot proceed according to the predetermined plan.)
This campus is the location of the Faculty of Veterinary Science and Agricultural Technology, the Faculty of Management Science, and the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication (for 1st to 3rd-year students), the artifact repository of the Faculty of Archaeology, and the research center of the Faculty of Pharmacy. Additionally, according to the development plan of the Council of Ministers in 2007, it was resolved to expand the educational branches of Silpakorn University to serve as the central hub of the western region at the “Petchaburi Information Campus.” New faculties to be established include the Faculty of Public Administration, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Political Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Vehicle Design, Faculty of Dentistry, and Faculty of Physical Therapy, along with an International College in Visual Arts and a Contemporary Art Institute of the Asian region.
Silpakorn University has established “City Campus,” which is the latest campus located in Mueang Thong Thani, to extend educational management to accommodate Thai and international students at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The construction of this project began in 2014.
The Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Silpakorn University, relocated its teaching management from the Bang Rak Coordination Center to Silpakorn University, City Campus, located at 80 Popular Road, Ban Mai Subdistrict, Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi, in 2017. This campus manages the learning for students of the Communication Arts program for years 1-4, the Digital Technology for Business program for year 4, and the Digital Technology for Design program for year 4.