Alysia Bennett

Research + Design Strategy
University of Sydney / Cumulus Studio

Alysia is a post-doctorate associate in architecture at the University of Sydney on the 'Co-Design Guide for Transforming Ageing Apartment Buildings' project.

Alysia has undertaken a diverse range of architectural research and consulting roles within the public and private sectors. For the past nine years, Alysia has been a lecturer at Monash University's Department of Architecture, and a design strategist at Cumulus Studio. Prior to that, she worked at BVN and the Office of the Tasmanian Government Architect. She is also affiliated with Parlour's WikiD Australia initiative and has been an active AIA member including a term on the National Council as President of SONA.

Her work, including her thesis 'Stealth Urbanism', explores covert means of densifying and diversifying housing through architectural form, manipulating planning rules and finance hacks. Recent projects lead by Bennett include a CRC funded exploration of prefab opportunities in the emerging Australian Build to Rent sector, a finalist project in the City of Sydney's 'Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge' and a winning scheme in the City of LA's 'Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles' competition.

Interested in
Public speaking, Juries, Sessional teaching or crits, Writing