Alysia Bennett

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

Dr Alysia Bennett is a graduate of Architecture, a lecturer at Monash University 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, including the University of Tasmania, BVN and the Office of the State Architect in Tasmania. In addition to collaborating with the team on the development of design concepts, Alysia has experience in master planning, sustainability management plans, report writing and feasibility studies.

Alysia’s research focuses on how the design, construction and occupation of the built environment is influenced by planning regulation, law, economics, culture and society. Her doctoral thesis Stealth Urbanism identified covert ways to overcome barriers to the densification and diversification of Hobart’s suburbs to improve the resilience and affordability of housing stock. She is also a founding member of a research cluster at Monash University that explores the role and value of architecture in the ongoing transformation of regional towns and places.

When Alysia is not exploiting development loopholes, or teaching students about design and urban history, she likes to take long walks as far from the city as possible.