Clare Cousins established her Melbourne practice, Clare Cousins Architects, in 2005. Engaged in projects large and small, the studio has a particular interest in housing and projects that nurture community.
Clare was an inaugural investor in Nightingale, a socially, financially and ecologically sustainable multi-residential housing model, where architects lead the project as both designer and developer. She is now undertaking her own Nightingale project as one of seven Melbourne architectural practices leading the Nightingale Village Development in Brunswick, Melbourne.
Clare is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and the current National President and Chair of the Board. In 2018, she was awarded the American Institute of Architect’s Presidential Medal and an honorary membership for her contribution to the profession.