Dr Sing d'Arcy had recently joined UNSW Built Environment as a lecturer in the Interior Architecture program.
What did you do before UNSW?
Although my appointment is recent, I started my working relationship with UNSW in 2007 as a sessional staff member in the Interior Architecture program. In addition to this I was also working in the architecture and design faculties of Sydney University and UTS.
Why did you choose this role?
I love teaching, and the opportunity to teach and research in an area that I find fascinating, such as Interiors, is a privilege.
What do you do at BE?
I coordinate the technologies stream of the Bachelor of Interior Architecture. This stream has undergone restructuring and is being launched in its new format this year, which is both exciting and demanding. I also teach in the Design Studio, which will give me an opportunity to see the effectiveness of the new program.
What do you enjoy most about your current role?
I particularly like working in the collegial atmosphere at UNSW, everyone has been very supportive and welcoming. I am also excited about seeing the alignment of the Design/Technologies/Communications streams this year. This is going to greatly benefit student learning and will hopefully strengthen FBE’s role as a quality education provider in the design disciplines.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Visiting new buildings, spaces and landscapes I haven’t seen before, no matter where they are in the world. Even better if they serve great food, play music or show beautiful art inside the space - why settle for just one experience?
One thing people may not know about you?
I play the harpsichord and the organ and I have a passion for early music. This interest extends to my research which has examined the relationship between architectural space and music. My doctoral thesis focused on the way in which the organ was used as a means of configuring ecclesiastical space in the Hispanic Baroque.