Alex Newman


Alex Newman


B.A. (Hons) in Architecture, Kent University (UK), 1999
B. Arch, Kent University (UK), 2002
Certificate in Professional Practice Management in Architecture, University College London, 2004
Registered Architect (UK), 2004
Registered Architect (TAS), No. 818, 2010
Green Star Accredited Professional, Green Building Council of Australia, 2011
BIMCreds, Modmation, 2021
Tasmanian Leaders Program, 2022
Churchill Fellow, 2024
Accredited Building Services Provider (Architect) CC6646
Working with Vulnerable People No. 945893808

Significant Projects


Alex is a registered architect and Director with over 20 years’ experience in architectural practice. He trained and undertook his early career in England working on a variety of projects from multi-residential housing to high profile boutique retail shops in London. Alex joined Xsquared Architects in 2008 and became a director in 2017. He actively promotes use of 3D modelling on all projects, ranging from flythroughs to Virtual Reality workshops, creating immersive involvement to inform the design and enhancing the design process. He has also assisted the practice to develop and implement Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes on projects and to enhance our credentials in this area.

During his time at Xsquared Architects, Alex has led some of the practice’s most complex and challenging projects. He is a strong believer in good communication and in an iterative design process where the skills of all project members are harnessed to deliver the best possible project outcomes. Alex has extensive correctional, multi-residential, office fitout and educational architecture experience, having worked on many projects from inception through to completion. He prides himself on building great client relationships on every project.

In 2024 Alex became a Churchill Fellow for his research into best practice prisons in Europe and Scandinavia. He has spoken about his findings at various correctional conferences and client forums in Australia and overseas. This research expands his extensive knowledge of correctional architecture and cements the importance that trauma informed design and volumetric form will have in his design approach going forward.