Skip navigation

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
  • Exploring Self-Generated Block Consolidation to Accommodate Amenity-Based Functional Interventions, Zied Abozied, E., Vialard, A., Dalton, R. 5 Jul 2018, 25th ISUF International Conference
  • 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
  • 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
  • Building density of parcels and block-faces from a syntactical, morphological and planning perspective, Vialard, A., Carpenter, A. 13 Jul 2015, 10th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 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
  • Typological atlases of block and block-face, Vialard, A. 2014, Our Common Future in Urban Morphology, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
  • Mobilized materials, Baerlecken, D., Johnson, K., Vialard, A. 1 Dec 2013, Open Systems - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2013, CAADRIA
  • Evaluating video visualizations of human behavior, Romero, M., Vialard, A., Peponis, J., Stasko, J., Abowd, G. 11 May 2011, CHI '11 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM

PGR Supervision

Eman Zied Abozied Start: 01/10/2016


Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.


Order your prospectus

If you would like to know more about our courses, or life in general as a student at Northumbria, then we can help you.

Latest News and Features

More news

Back to top

.erecruitment-landing-page #apply .span6 .box:after { display: none; content: ''; }