Dr Rachel Couper

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.