Professor Puay-peng Ho is currently Head of Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. Prior to joining NUS, Ho was Professor of Architecture and served as Director of School of Architecture and University Dean of Students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received Master of Art in Architectural Studies (First Class Honours) and Diploma of Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, and practiced architecture in Edinburgh and Singapore. Subsequently, Puay-peng Ho took up PhD research at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
In the last 25 years, Puay-peng Ho researched and published in the areas of Buddhist art and architecture, Chinese architectural history, vernacular architecture and history of modern architecture in China and Hong Kong. He was conservation consultant, architect and adviser to some 100 conservation projects in Hong Kong, ranging from PMQ, Haw Par Villa, Comix Homebase, Oil Street Art Space, Court of Final Appeal, Former French Mission Building to New Campus for Chicago University Booth School. Puay-peng Ho was also appointed to many public and private boards and committee, including as Chairman of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, member of Town Planning Board, Antiquities Advisory Board, Housing Authority. He was appointed Justice of the Peace by Hong Kong SAR Government. Currently, Professor Ho is appointed as a Patron of International Dunhuang Project, British Library.