Creating architecture for life.

For us, architecture is life. And it has been for over 35 years. We are passionate about intelligent, engaging design and dedicated to the creative and collaborative process that begins it.

Every Collins Pennington build is a recognisable one. From contemporary family homes, to bold multi-residential apartment complexes, to government developments and educational project: our team of award-winning architects, interior designers and landscape designers are united in sharing the Collins Pennington vision of creating better spaces with intelligent design. 

Our design process begins with you: listening, learning, understanding, and together creating a project that exceeds expectation. Your experience with us will challenge your concepts of great architecture – we are dedicated to the process, from inception to resolution. For us, it’s all about the journey.

Founded in 1985, by Peter Collins and Jim Caddaye (then Collins Caddaye Architects), the practice has evolved into a strong team of design-obsessed architects, dedicated to producing work of the highest integrity, led by Peter’s son, Andrew Collins.

Through their shared commitment to exceptional design and absolute integrity, Peter and Andrew have grown the firm from a small family practice, into an award-winning design studio. David Pennington joined the team of like-minded architects in 2009 and has grown with the firm to become a director in 2018.

Our Vision Is 20/20

We've Been Around Since Before Canberra Was Cool

Today, projects are dotted across the ACT and NSW, with work under construction in Canberra, Sydney, Kangaroo Valley, Mollymook, and the South Coast of NSW. Core work includes contemporary residential homes, heritage additions, multi-residential apartment complexes, public buildings, social housing and educational institutions.

While the scope of work has varied over the years, the resolute commitment to creating timeless design has remained in place. Careful, creative and collaborative, and not afraid to push boundaries, to experience a Collins Pennington project is to experience a work of art.

Andrew Collins

Mohamed Camal
Graduate of Architecture

David Pennington

Brett Scheetz
Project Architect

Kymberly layton
graduate of architecture

Peter Collins
Founding Director


Nadine Szydlik
project architect