PhD (USYD); B.Arch (USYD); B.Sc (Arch) (USYD).
Sing realised his undergraduate architectural studies at the University of Sydney, where he later returned to complete his PhD in architectural history.
His primary research interests relate to:
the role of music in the configuration of sacred and ritualised spaces, the architecture of the Early Modern Ibero-American realms (Spain, Portgual, their European possessions, the Americas & Asia 1450 - 1800), and in particular those of the Baroque period.
historic Australian interiors
contemporary Australian interiors
architecture and music
He is also a regular contributor to industry journals providing reviews on contemporary Sydney interiors, especially on innovative workplace design and hospitality.
d'Arcy, Sing. 2014. UNSW FBE Faculty Research Grant Program. 'Infill interiors: taking advantage of oversupply in Sydney CBD commercial tenancies'.
d'Arcy, Sing. 2013. ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions. 'Space, music and emotion: architecture and the organ in the Spanish Baroque'.
d'Arcy, Sing and Zamberlan, Lisa. 2013. UNSW Research Link Grant Program. 'Creative Districts: Surry Hills, Sydney'.
d'Arcy, Sing and Watson, Bruce. 2012. UNSW BE Learning + Teaching Action Research Grant 2012, 'Signposting feedback and critical reflection in the design studio'.
Sing’s research focus concerns architecture and interior spaces of early-modern Europe, focussing on the Iberian Peninsula, Southern Italy, and Latin America; ecclesiastical and sacred spaces and their configuration through ritual and the nexus between architectural space and music.
In 2013 he was appointed as an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100-1800, Performance Program.
He also conducts research into the history and development of Australian interiors from the 19th and 20th centuries.
In addition to historical research Sing also engages with current issues relating to contemporary interiors and the 21st-century city such as workplace design and temporary interiors.
Sing is currently the coordinator of 4th year and is studio leader for Design Practices 7: Research and Design Practices 8: Graduation Studio
Graduation Studio 2014: Course convenor Sing d'Arcy
Graduation Studio 2013: Course convenor Sing d'Arcy
Graduation Studio 2012: Course convenors Sing d'Arcy and Bruce Watson
Graduation Studio 2011: Course convenors Sing d'Arcy and Bruce Watson
Interior Technologies stream 1 - 4: 2011 - 2014: Course convenor Sing d'Arcy