Marissa Looby

Principal Design and Research
Government Architect NSW
<p>I am a NSW Registered Architect, and Principal of Design and Research Government Architect NSW (GANSW). In my current role, I explore the role and value of design in the built environment and support the development of strategic priorities for GANSW. I have championed research on place and design quality, healthy built environments, and integrated design processes, and supported the delivery of much of the organisation’s policy and guidance.<br /> Prior to joining GANSW, I practiced in Sydney and New York, where I worked on large public, transport and retail projects. I graduated with a B.Architecture from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2006, and the Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University’s GSAPP, New York in 2010. At the culmination of the course, I was awarded the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for the best final semester design project; and, the Honor Award for Excellence in Design.<br /> Prior was recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Architecture (2009-2010) and the 2010 Dyason Bequest Art Travelling Scholarship. I have taught as a casual academic for UTS in architectural design, and I was contributing editor for AR Asia Pacific 2012-2015.</p>
Interested in
Public Speaking, Juries, Writing