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Personal profile


Dr Rachel Couper is a Lecturer 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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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