Houses Awards

We are delighted that our house at Wingadal Place in Point Piper has been shortlisted in the national awards program of Houses Magazine.

The project was beautifully constructed by Pimas Gale and an amazing group of skilled subcontractors, to a design developed in consultation with James Stockwell and Jonathan Temple.

Details of the shortlisted entries can be seen here:

Carpe Diem – AIA Awards shortlist

We are delighted that the Carpe Diem Companionway has been shortlisted in the Interiors category of this years AIA NSW awards.

The unique workspace high above Barangaroo was developed in collaboration with Geyer for International Towers and built beautifully by Buildcorp and a group of highly skilled specialist subcontractors.

Congratulations to all entrants shortlisted in this years awards program.


Our 2019 competition designs for a new mixed use hotel and commercial tower at 4-6 Bligh Street, and the new school and community centre at Green Square are two Collins and Turner projects exhibited in LOST – an exhibition that uncovers and explores a series of unrealised concepts and propositions by a group of Sydney architectural studios. 

The exhibition is curated by FJMT principal Richard Francis Jones and UTS’ Brooke Jackson and takes place in the new UTS Central Exhibition Space. Displayed both to the campus and the community that passes by on Broadway, the exhibition aims to help restore life and vitality to campus and city life following the social and cultural effects of the Coronavirus.

The exhibition opened this week and runs until 23rd April, including work by Candelapas Associates, Chrofi, Durbach Block Jaggers, FJMT, Neeson Murcutt Neille, Terroir and Tribe.

The exhibition includes images and models made by Celeste Raanoja …Read more.

Carpe Diem – Good Design Award

On Day two of Good Design Australia’s 2020 Good Design Week – a week dedicated to recognising and celebrating great design, the Carpe Diem project at International Towers has been announced as a category award winner for architectural interiors. From the juries citation: “This is a uniquely progressive, commercial working environment of small-scale tenancies, created to provide small, high-growth enterprises with a world-class, sustainably-designed workspace that enables flexibility, productive utilisation of resources and capital, higher levels of wellness and talent retention, and rare opportunities to collaborate and benefit from a highly-curated, vibrant ecosystem.” The project was completed in collaboration with Geyer design.

Carpe Diem – Best of The Decade

The Carpe Diem project at International Towers, Barangaroo has been awarded the People’s choice ‘Best of the Decade’ award for Indo Pacific workspace design at the 2020 Inde awards. This extraordinary achievement celebrates the creation of a unique workspace completed in 2019. Collins and Turner worked collaboratively with Robyn Lyndsey and the team at Geyer Design to bring to life a vision of a new generation of collaborative workspace. Carpe Diem is now home to organisations including the Green Building Council of Australia, RICS – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Bangara Dance Company.

One Wingadal Place – AIA Award

We are delighted that One Wingadal Place has been awarded a commendation in the 2020 NSW AIA Awards.

The project, completed in association with Jonathan Temple and James Stockwell received the following citation:

” This unique architectural collaboration has delivered a unified , creative outcome, imaginatively resolving a complex brief with an extremely difficult site in Point Piper. Maximising the occupants’ views and privacy, the six bedroom house nevertheless carefully preserves the neighbours’ views and resolves the steep transition to the water, gradually opening up and rotating the discrete two-directional harbour view. Copper is celebrated throughout as a unifying material, from the richly decorative copper ceiling that defines the main living pavilion to slim facade elements and a crafted copper stair”

Carpe Diem AIDA awards shortlisting

We are delighted that the Carpe Diem project completed for International Towers in collaboration wth Geyer Design has been shortlisted for the workspace category of the 2020 AIDA awards.

Collins and Turner worked closely on the design of the Companionway – a spectacular social space that forms the central focus of the curated tenancy project.

Muswellbrook Tertiary Education Centre

A development application has been submitted for the construction of the second stage of the Tertiary Education centre at Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter Valley.

The new building provides flexible laboratory and teaching space on a prominent site on Bridge Street. The project completes a grouping of buildings that includes two heritage items – Loxton House and Weidman Cottage, two of the oldest structures in the historic town.

As part of the works, Loxton House will be adaptively re-used with the conversion of the upper level into an innovation hub – providing flexible workspace for research, with the two buildings linked via a glazed bridge. A defining aspect of the project is the creation of a new covered pubic space that brings together the three structures, and creates an entry portico for the centre – an integral part of a wider plan to unify the education precinct with a series of new …Read more.

903 Bourke Street

Collins and Turner and CO-AP’s competition proposal for the site at 903 Bourke Street envisages a grouping of buildings, characterised by a scaled, fine-grained response to the historic industrial buildings neighbouring at the former Sydney Water site in Waterloo.

Huntley Street Recreation Centre

Collins and Turner are delighted to have been appointed by City of Sydney as architects and lead consultants for the Huntley Street Recreation Centre project in Alexandria. On completion, the project will see the adaptive re-use of a former industrial warehouse into a new state of the art multi-sports facility and commercial office space along with a major new public space.


A development application has been lodged with Inner West Council for Habilis, an innovative housing project comprising 20 apartments on a former furniture factory site beside the Hawthorne Canal in Summer Hill.

The project includes the adaptive re-use of the existing buildings along with the construction of new structures to create an urban sanctuary focussed around a landscaped central courtyard.


Carpe Diem Completion and MBA award

The Carpe Diem Community is an innovative and sustainable collection of premium workspaces and executive suites within ITS Tower 2 at Barangaroo, providing small-scale tenancy communities access to world-class design, technology, activations and building management services.

The project scope includes a vertical village and tenancy fit-outs from levels 30 to 31. Collins and Turner have collaborated with Geyer on the centrepiece of the project – the show stopping ‘Companionway’ staircase and social space that links the levels. The project was constructed by Buildcorp, and has been announced this week as category winner of the 2019 MBA awards for interior fit-outs $15-$20m.

Cafe Sydney | Upgrade

Collins and Turner are delighted to be have been appointed to help the iconic and celebrated hospitality venue, Cafe Sydney upgrade two of their spectacular restaurant spaces. Concept designs for the Lounge Bar and Private Dining Room are complete, and construction is due to be complete mid-year.

Site Progress | University of Newcastle

Construction is well underway and due for completion in May for our University of Newcastle project. The project is in collaboration with Geyer and JMD Design, works include an upgrade to the Mathematics Faculty and campus entry. The 75sqm cafe pavilion is a central focus within a series of upgraded landscape spaces adjacent to the faculty. The shell forms will support a lightweight green roof.