Collins and Turner is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Sydney Australia, founded in 2002 by Penny Collins and Huw Turner.
The work of our practice focuses on the design and construction of innovative environments for living, work, and recreation.
The practice works across Australia and internationally on a broad spectrum of commercial, residential, and public projects, providing full architectural and interior design services, master planning, furniture, and product design.
Our built portfolio includes residential projects, apartments, galleries, public buildings, and retail environments.
Collins and Turner has won awards and citations for design excellence at Australian state, national, and international levels, including multiple AIA Architecture Awards. In 2013, Collins and Turner were awarded the John Sulman Medal for outstanding public architecture.
Ongoing projects include houses, multi residential developments, work for Lend Lease at the Barangaroo development, and brewery and hospitality venues for LionCo in NSW, Queensland, and Western Australia.
The diverse work of the studio is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, not a predetermined architectural style. As a result we aim to create considered buildings that are intimately connected to the circumstances and needs of our clients, as well as the individual pragmatic specifics of context and function – our designs are concerned with the unique physical context of a place, sensitive to each particular local culture and climate. We are honest with materials, innovative with their potential, and aim to reduce visual clutter in their detailing.
The work of the practice is based upon a solid foundation of design excellence, cost management and program control, proficient design team management, and the achievement of best value and highest architectural quality.
Working directly with the project architects and project teams, Penny and Huw are actively involved in the design and supervision of each project from inception through detailed planning, construction, and to handover.
We believe that design excellence comes only from the continual application of rigour to the design process, and intensive and continual dialogue. Dialogue with our clients, consultants, contractors, stakeholders, and end users. We work closely and always as part of a team to ensure the best results are achieved for our clients, through a careful and holistic quest for conceptual originality, beauty, and the successful integration of an always diverse range of functional requirements.