Matt Cousins, BA (Hons), Dip Arch, Dip Law, MST (Cantab), ARB, RIBA

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Matt Cousins is a Chartered Architect, Forensic Architect, and Expert Witness in J.S. Held's Forensic Architecture practice. Matt has over 20 years of post-qualification experience. He worked as the Principal Architect at Essex County Council, overseeing the design and construction of 60 school projects in Essex, as a Design Manager for the contractor Keepmoat Homes on a high-rise mixed-use residential tower in East Croydon, and as an Associate Architect at Foster + Partners. From 2018 to 2022, Matt was an Expert Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects Regulation and Standards Advisory Group.

Matt has been instructed on a diverse range of construction cases and is currently leading several building safety investigation programs for a number of housing associations. Matt provides technical expertise to meet the highest industry standards.

Key Expertise

  • RIBA Chartered Architect
  • Architect Expert Witness
  • Forensic Architect
  • Building Failures & Investigations
  • Professional Negligence
  • Healthcare & School Projects
  • Procurement & Construction
  • Cladding Systems

Professional Registration

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered Member
  • Architect’s Registration Board (ARB)
  • Society of Construction Law Member

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