Alicia Pozniak is an architect, Senior Design and Research Advisor at Government Architect NSW (GANSW) in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and returning sessional academic at the University of Technology Sydney. Her architectural career experience spans 15 years of working as both a sole-practitioner, and in a number of Sydney practices on a wide range of residential, commercial, hospitality and education projects.
She has also lived in London, New York, and undertaken post-graduate studies at Yale University’s School of Architecture across interdisciplinary fields of urban design, planning and environmental studies. Her research interests lie in understanding the cultural and political conditions that shape housing and urbanism, with particular focus on how government policy and home ownership ideology has influenced predominant housing forms in Sydney, and marginalised others. At UTS she guides the exploration of alternative housing models and new prototypes to meet the needs of changing demographics.
At GANSW, her role involves the research and development of place-based design approaches, guidance and promoting housing diversity for policy, projects and precincts.