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Dr Alice Vialard

Senior Lecturer

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Alice Vialard _255by 255_72Alice studies the interaction between urban form and architecture, particularly the way in which the development of urban blocks responds both to the programmatic needs served by buildings and to the context defined by location and the connectivity of the street network. Her research aims at promoting good urban form as one which can flexibly respond to changing programmatic needs over time. Goodness, in this sense, refers to the durability of public investment as the framework for private initiative, and to the power of cities to provide an intelligible framework, a shared image, within which we can respond to change and contribute to innovation.

For 10 years at Georgia Tech, she has conducted research and taught studios and lectures on architectural and urban design, theory and history. Using space syntax methods, she has also worked as a design consultant for clients including Dar Al-Handasah, John Simpsons and partners, Perkins + Will and Steelcase.

She received her diploma in architecture from l'école nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-La Villette and lived in Paris where she practiced as an independent architect.

Campus Address

Ellison Building C101


  • Architecture PhD June 30 2013
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Motion features of digital path tracing in urban map navigation, Vialard, A., Zietsma, R. Aug 2020, Spatial Cognition XII, Cham, Springer
  • Pedestrianised Commercial Areas, Vialard, A., Ozbil Torun, A. 7 Jul 2019
  • Syntactic Stitching II, Zied Abozied, E., Vialard, A., Dalton, R. 8 Jul 2019
  • Exploring Self-Generated Block Consolidation to Accommodate Amenity-Based Functional Interventions, Zied Abozied, E., Vialard, A., Dalton, R. 5 Jul 2018
  • Fight for Frontage: A Shopping Mall On a High Street, Vialard, A., Ingleby, T., Ring, P. 1 Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
  • Syntactic Stitching: Towards a Better Integration of Cairo's Urban Fabric, Zied, E., Vialard, A. Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
  • Building density of parcels and block-faces from a syntactical, morphological and planning perspective, Vialard, A., Carpenter, A. 13 Jul 2015
  • Cognitive mechanisms underlying instructed choice exploration of small city maps, Sakellaridi, S., Christova, P., Christopoulos, V., Vialard, A., Peponis, J., Georgopoulos, A. 20 Mar 2015, In: Frontiers in Neuroscience
  • Syntax and parametric analysis of superblock patterns, Peponis, J., Feng, C., Green, D., Haynie, D., Kim, S., Sheng, Q., Vialard, A., Wang, H. 26 Oct 2015, In: The Journal of Space Syntax
  • Urban morphology and syntactic structure: A discussion of the relationship of block size to street integration in some settlements in the Provence, Lim, L., Yang, T., Vialard, A., Feng, C., Peponis, J. 26 Oct 2015, In: The Journal of Space Syntax

PGR Supervision

Eman Zied Abozied A Classification of Informal Settlements in Cairo, Egypt Start: 01/10/2016


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