Sophie Bence

Portrait of Sophie Bence

Founder and co-director, Bence Mulcahy


Sophie Bence is a founder and co-director of Bence Mulcahy alongside Shamus Mulcahy. Established in 2014 in Hobart, Bence Mulcahy is interested in practising with generosity, finding the potential in projects regardless of scale and budget. The practice has completed a number of awarded residential, education and heritage projects.

Sophie has a particular interest in projects embedded in the community. She believes the world is already full and that meaningful architecture comes from understanding and responding to its context.

Sophie advocates for women in architecture and has been on the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Committee for Gender Equity, Tasmanian Chapter Council and spearheaded the development of The Findlay Project to bring together women from all corners of the architectural profession in Tasmania.