Ben Hewett is the South Australian Government Architect leading the Office for Design and Architecture SA (ODASA). Ben provides strategic advice to government for major projects, programs and policy across design, planning and development. Ben is Head of SA's Design Review Program and Chair of the Capital City Design Review Panel.
Ben was the Executive Director of the Integrated Design Commission SA and Project Director of 5000+, an Integrated Design Strategy for inner Adelaide. 5000+ was a national pilot project involving three tiers of government collaborating on a design-led vision for Adelaide.
Ben was a Senior Lecturer with the University of Technology (NSW), School of Architecture, and Director of Offshore Studio, an architectural design research practice. He has worked as an Architect in large and small practice on projects across Australia, in China and the United Arab Emirates. Ben started his career as a Design Architect with the NSW Government Architect’s Office.