Alysia Bennett

B.ENV DES, M.ARCH (Hons) Architectural Research / Urban Planning

Alysia is a graduate of Architecture, doctoral candidate and researcher at Cumulus Studio.

Over the past decade, Alysia has undertaken a range of architectural research and consulting roles within the public and private sectors. After three years of design research collaborations between the University of Tasmania and local governments, she became the Architectural Research Assistant for the Tasmanian Office of the State Architect. During this time Alysia worked on a Residential Development Strategy, several masterplans and the Greater Hobart Capital City Plan. She also completed a Business Environment Study for the Hobart City Council;  undertook Sustainability Management Plans for Victorian and Tasmanian planning applications at Low Impact Development; and more recently was engaged by Monash Architecture Studio as a consultant on feasibility studies for student housing.

Nearing the completion of her doctoral candidature at Monash University, Melbourne, her research, design studios and publications focus on the negotiation of the barriers to realising holistically sustainable medium density housing. She is an active member of the Australian Institute of Architects, having held roles on local and national committees, and regularly writes for Australian architectural publications.