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Director Toh Li Chuin

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My designs are driven by its intended users and context. Guiding principles may be similar across typologies; however, each project warrants a fresh set of design ideas depending on users, cultural and site conditions.

Ms Toh Li Chuin graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2003 after attaining a Bachelor of Arts (Architecture), 2000 and Master of Architecture, 2003.

Her architecture education included a 1-year exchange program at the University of Sheffield, UK in 2000-01 and 1-year internship at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, USA in 2001-02.

Li Chuin joined DP Architects after graduation and focused on major developments in the Middle East, such as the Dubai Mall and Address Dubai Mall Hotel as well as competition entries for mixed developments in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

In 2005, she gained further overseas exposure and working experience by rejoining Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in the USA as a Designer. Her work involved handling projects from inception to their construction documentation.

Across her portfolio, her work is characterised by three things: the keenness towards learning, an attitude of constant improvement and the heart for pragmatism. It is this spirit that has led her to be an advocate of design partnerships and work effectively with multidisciplinary teams to see to the successful completion of various large scale projects from inception stage to project completion. This includes a condominium project over 1000 units and shopping malls such as The Minton Condominium, Paragon A&A works and Marina Square A&A works. 

Today, Li Chuin is helming a new large-scale mixed development project, which consists of eight plots of prime land covering a GFA of approximately 235,622 square meters within the Deira Enrichment project in Dubai. She is also leading the retail typology research group in DP and hopes to establish new design methodologies that will positively and innovatively impact the retail mall design with the team.

Her other involvements include mentorship programs with tertiary students to contribute to the development of the next generation of talents and providing pro-bono professional service to specific organizations requiring architecture expertise and knowledge.