Established in 2005, Clare Cousins Architects is a design focused architecture practice based in Melbourne.
We believe that materials and space can change the experience of a place.
We believe in quality over quantity.
We believe that bigger is not necessarily better; efficient, well-conceived spaces can be just as delightful.
We believe that buildings should be energy efficient, space efficient, and cost efficient.
We love when a space reveals itself slowly, experiencing new views as you move throughout.
We love spaces of contrast; compressed to open, dark to light.
We love using robust materials that are appropriate for the site that will age well with time.
We love working with open minded clients, where there is clear communication and trust.
We love that no two projects are the same.
We love understanding the nuances of how a client might live or work.
We love the challenge of a project, like putting together the pieces of a puzzle to satisfy a brief.
We love thinking about how spaces can work now and in the future.
We love thinking about how buildings respond to their environment and surroundings.
We love the process of construction; seeing a building grow out of the ground, the excitement of the client, and dialogue with trades.
We love sharing ideas and learning new ways of approaching things.
We love sharing ideas with our colleagues and strengthening the architecture community.
We love mentoring the next generation of architects.
We love that our work flows into the areas of landscape, interior and furniture design.
We love collaborating with builders, landscapers, furniture makers, graphic designers and consultants.
We love the variety of our day.
We love the process of architecture; from design to construction and the many stages in between.