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Biography

Dr Alysia Bennett is an architectural researcher and lecturer at Monash University.

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. Specifically, her work aims to understand and engage with the spatial implications of such influences in order to identify opportunities for architectural operation and innovation. Her doctoral thesis Stealth Urbanism focused on overcoming barriers to the densification and diversification of suburban housing via the manipulation of physical and systemic grey spaces in legal loopholes, ambiguous language and human perception.


Over the past decade, Bennett 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 lecturing at Monash, she is currently associated with Cumulus Studio and Parlour's WikiD Australia initiative.

Research interests

  • Housing
  • Regional, remote and rural architecture and urbanism
  • Stealth architecture and urbanism

Research area keywords

  • housing
  • stealth
  • architecture
  • strategic design
  • design research
  • regional cities
  • regional architecture

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

'Afterlife of the mine: lessons in how towns remake challenging sites' - SM - Foreground

Harper, L., Bennett, A. & Brewin, R., 2019, Foreground: Cities, places and the people who make them.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Backyard Housing Boom: New Markets for Affordable Housing and the Role of Digital Technology

Bennett, A., Cuff, D. & Wendel, G., 2019, In : Technology Architecture and Design. 3, 1, p. 76-88 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The New Granny Flat

Bennett, A., 2019, Houses, 130, p. 57-63 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationEssayResearch

#ParlourInstaGuest: A Space to Speak?

Bennett, A., Davidge, T. & Edwards, C., 2018, Historiographies of Technology and Architecture: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand. Merwood-Salisbury, J., Dudding, M. & McDonald, C. (eds.). Wellington, NZ: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), p. 30-46 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Afterlife of the mine

Harper, L., Bennett, A. & Brewin, R., 2018, 8 p. Perth, WA, Australia : Future West.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Prizes

2017 NGV Architecture Commission Design Competition - Shortlisted

Alysia Bennett (Recipient), Keith Westbrook (Recipient), Peter Walker (Recipient) & Jet O'Rourke (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher

Alysia Bennett (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Beazley Designs of the Year 2019 - Digital Category [shortlisted project]

Alysia Bennett (Recipient), Charity Edwards (Recipient), Virginia Mannering (Recipient) & Justine Clarke (Recipient), 11 Sep 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

Alysia Bennett (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2019

National Housing Conference 2019

Alysia Bennett (Organiser), Damian Madigan (Organiser)
29 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Beazley Designs of the Year 2019 (International Exhibition - Design Museum, London)

Alysia Bennett (Contributor), Charity Edwards (Contributor), Virginia Mannering (Contributor), Justine Clarke (Contributor)
11 Sep 20199 Feb 2020

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPerformance/exhibition

Alternative Housing Ideas: ‘Reimagining How We Live'

Alysia Bennett (Contributor), Damian Madigan (Contributor)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2019

Alysia Bennett (Organiser)
12 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group (AUHPH)

Alysia Bennett (Speaker)
31 Jan 20182 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Dark Mofo presents on Silence lecture series in Hobart

Alysia Bennett

9/03/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

A discussion about 'stealth'

Alysia Bennett

9/06/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment