Collins and Turner belong to a new generation of architects practicing in Australia.
Prior to establishing their practice in 2002, Penelope Collins and Huw Turner each gained over fifteen years experience internationally working with industry leaders including Foster and Partners and Richard Rogers Partnership, on some of the most innovative, and iconic buildings of recent years in both Europe and Australia
With local experience gained on award winning projects at Hassell and the NSW Government Architects Office, and more recently in East Darling Harbor, and ability to realize world-class design solutions in a local context.
The practice is currently undertaking a range of projects with a common emphasis on innovation in design, technical resolution, sustainability, and value engineering.
Collins and Turner's initial projects have been published throughout the world, in a diverse range of books and journals, including Domus, GA Houses, Architectural Digest, New York Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Newsweek, and the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture.
B.A. Hons B. Arch, ARB, AAA
Born in Sydney, Australia, Penny graduated in architecture from the University of Sydney and began work with the Government Architect's Branch of the New South Wales Department of Public Works
In 1990 she moved to London working with Tony Meadows Architects, Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners on the IGUS industrial complex in Cologne, the British Airways Compass building at Heathrow and the Waterloo International Terminal. Privately, she had prize winning entries in the RIBA Monument and Counterpoint and the Sydney Olympic Velodrome competitions. In 1992 Penelope joined the Richard Rogers Partnership to take part in the Zoofenster office and hotel tower project in Berlin.
Between 1993 and 2000, Penny worked with Foster and Partners. Her Experience there included the new headquarters buildings for Commerzbank and Arag insurance companies in Germany, office building projects within the City of London for Stanhope and Hammerson properties, and the London International Futures and Finance Exchange. She was a project architect for two office buildings for Slough Estates and was also responsible for design development of the Master Plan for the Petronas University of Technology, recently completed in Kuala Lumpur. Whilst with Foster and Partners, Penelope designed the Bombala Farmhouse project in Australia.
BA Hons Dip Arch RAIA
Born in Bridgend, Wales, Huw studies Architecture at South Bank University in London. Between 1988 and 1990 he worked for Eva Jiricna Architects on projects for the fashion designer Joseph Ettedgui, and between 1990-1991 for the Richard Rogers Partnership on projects for Stanhope Properties, and the master-plan proposal for Potsdamer Platz in Berlin
From 1991 until 2000, Huw worked for Foster and Partners, becoming an associate in 1996. Experience at Foster and Partners included work on the landmark ecological towers for Commerzbank in Frankfurt and Arag in Dusseldorf, the competition and design development of the Reichstag in Berlin, the Imperial College BMS building, and was project architect for the Electronic Arts European Headquarters campus which was completed in 2000.
Huw migrated to Sydney in April 2000 and worked for Hassell architects on unbuilt projects for Channel 7 and the National Australia Bank, the masterplan for the regeneration of Cooks Cove, and was a design team leader for the Liverpool-Parramatta Transitway project. Huw left Hassell to establish Collins and Turner with Penny Collins in 2002. Huw has an academic teaching appointment at Sydney University since 2002.