Ben Hewett is the South Australian Government Architect and Executive Director for the Integrated Design Commission SA who leads the commission both in an administrative sense and in modelling the practices.
Benjamin Hewett has worked as an architect in large and small practice as well as government. He is currently Director of Offshore Studio, an architectural design research practice based in Sydney. Prior to his role as South Australian Government Architect & Executive Director, Ben was a Senior Lecturer with the University of Technology Sydney. At UTS he researched and taught Design, and developed and coordinated the Architectural Practice stream.
In Ben’s previous role as Design Director at Crone Partners Architecture Studios he led design teams on a number of large commercial and residential buildings and master plans in Sydney, Melbourne,Brisbane, Newcastle, Dubai and China.
Ben received Honours in Architecture from the University of New South Wales in 1995. Early in his studies Ben started working as a cadet in the NSW Government Architect’s Office, following on after graduation as a Design Architect.
Ben holds high regard for design thinking, especially in the inception and procurement of projects. Ben is a keen advocate for design quality and promotes collaboration as vital to successful design processes.