Tim Cousin is a scientific assistant at the Block Research Group and a graduate student in the M.Arch program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After studying applied arts in France, he did a BSc.Arch at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been a visiting student at the University of Tokyo and worked in parallel at Junya Ishigami and Onishi Hyakuda offices.
Before his graduate studies, Tim collaborated with LocalArchitecture in Switzerland, COBE in Denmark, and March Studio in Australia. He developed a particular interest in wood construction, computational design, and digital fabrication. Since he engaged in the M.Arch program, Tim started to investigate narratives of material resources in architecture and alternative strategies to shift the built industry toward more sustainable practices.
In 2019, Tim co-founded ROOFSCAPES with two other MIT students. The venture, initially incubated at MIT DesignX, aims to deploy green and accessible surfaces over historical urban centers' pitched roofs.