Curriculum Vitae

Name: Debbie LOO

Present Appointment: PhD student

Contact Information: 
Department of Architecture 
School of Design and Environment 
National University of Singapore 
4, Architecture Drive , Singapore 117566 



Research Areas:

Domesticity and interiority in architecture

Ageing issues in architecture and urban environments

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

PhD Candidate Architecture, National University of Singapore (2015 – present)


Master of Architecture (2008)

B.A. (Architecture) (Hons, 3rd Class) (2006)


National University of Singapore Research Scholarship (2015 — present)

Award of Merit (Open Category), for Singapore Architect “A Marker to the Future” Competition (with Loo Kian Wei), featured in Singapore Architect Vol. 228, August 2005

Career History:

Research Assistant, Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2014


Research Assistant, SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2013

Adjunct Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic School of Design, 2012-4


Architectural Executive, SAA Architects Pte Ltd, 2011-2


Architectural Assistant, Arc Studio architecture + urbanism, 2008-10


Administrative Leadership:

Committee Member, Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture, NUS

Major Publications (Maximum of 3):

Keng Hua Chong, Zheng Jia, Debbie Loo, Mihye Cho. (forthcoming – 2016) ’Successful Aging in High-density City State: A Review of Singapore’s Aging Policies and Urban Initiatives’, in Caro, Francis G., Kelly Fitzgerald, eds., International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities, Taylor & Francis.

Keng Hua Chong, Wei Quin Yow, Debbie Loo & Ferninda Patrycia (2015) ‘Psychosocial Well-Being of the Elderly and Their Perception of Matured Estate in Singapore’, Journal of Housing For the Elderly, 29:3, 259-297, DOI: 10.1080/02763893.2015.1055025

Updated: 13 November 2015