Clare Cousins

Clare Cousins. Photo by John O'Rourke.

Clare Cousins Architects has evolved its core philosophy of quality, materiality and experiential architecture under the auspices of its founder. Establishing the practice in 2005, Clare Cousins has refined her approach to reflect the value she places on collaborative relationships with clients, builders and craftspeople, and the broader architecture profession, where she plays a significant role. Whether the projects are large, medium or small, judgement is applied to the fit between client and practice to ensure the best mutual outcomes are drawn from site, scheme and budget.

Clare is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and the current National President. She is an inaugural investor in Nightingale and is now undertaking her own Nightingale project, a socially, financially and ecologically sustainable multi-residential housing model where architects lead the project as both designer and developer.

Clare Cousins. Photo by John O'Rourke.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.