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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Rachel Couper is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Project Manager with the Future Building Initiative, Monash University. Her current research focuses on bridging the intersection between industry and research, particularly in relation to the processes of mass timber construction, industrialised building and offsite construction. In the role of Project Manager, Rachel recently oversaw the successful completion of the Innovation in the Advanced Manufacture of Multi Storey Housing CRC-Project. Trained in both art and architecture, Rachel specialises in applied design research and the management, construction and teaching of design/build projects and prototyping projects. This area of interest also informs Rachel’s design practice, through the design development and construction of temporary pavilions and art installations.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, PhD, University of Sydney

… → 2017

Architecture, MArch(Hons), University of Sydney

… → 2012

Architecture, Bachelor, University of Sydney

… → 2009

Arts (Visual), Bachelor, Southern Cross University

… → 1996

Research area keywords

  • Industrialised Construction
  • Applied Design Research
  • Architectural Design
  • Mass Timber Construction
  • Off-site Construction
  • Design Build Projects
  • Design-based research
  • Design Education
  • Prototyping
  • Zoo Architecture

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Research Output

'Future Living System' - SM - Open House Melbourne

Aitchison, M., Couper, R., Monne, D. T., Maxwell, D., Kuzmanovska, I., Breen Lovett, S., Bunster, V. & Patterson, D., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

Logistics Strategy for Industrialised House Building

Maxwell, D., Rudberg, M., Couper, R. & Aitchison, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit. Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta, p. 259-267 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

The Legacies of Manufacturing and Factories of Industrialised Construction

Couper, R., Maxwell, D. & Aitchison, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit. Alberta, Canada: University of Alberta, p. 243-250 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

ADR18: The Exhibition

Breen Lovett, S., Couper, R. & Kuzmanovska, I., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCurationResearch

Full-Scale Minipod Mock-Up

Aitchison, M., Couper, R., Monne, D. T., Maxwell, D., Kuzmanovska, I., Breen Lovett, S. & Patterson, D., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDesign / ArchitectureOther

Prizes

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Couper, Rachel (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media

ARCHITECTURE AU: 'Editors’ picks: 2019 Open House Melbourne'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

11/07/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

ARCHITECTURE AU: 'A new phase in the evolution of design research'

Sarah Breen Lovett, Rachel Couper & Ivana Kuzmanovska

18/10/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review

THE FIFTH ESTATE: 'The future of buildings: product to process'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

28/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

DOMAIN: '‘A sleeping giant’: Why changing the way we build is key to improving Australian cities'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

16/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

THE LOCAL PROJECT: 'The Future of Building'

Mathew Aitchison, Rachel Couper, David Tapias Monne, Duncan Maxwell, Ivana Kuzmanovska, Sarah Breen Lovett & Daryl Patterson

16/08/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other