Charles Fortin, Managing Director/ Nominated Architect




B. Arch (Hons), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Urban Design Minor, University of Montréal.

A.A.Arch (Hons) Broward College.


NSW Arch Reg #8208.

ACT Arch Reg #2616.

VIC Arch Reg #19051.

QLD Arch Reg #5089.

WA Arch Reg #2980.

NT Arch Reg #AR1158.

SA Arch Reg #3540.

APEC #AU/00041.



Australian Institute of Architects MRAIA #55718.

American Institute of Architects #38966139.

Association of Consulting Architects ACA #2294.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Charles graduated architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Chicago institution known for its Bauhaus philosophy and expertise in high-rise design and construction. He is the Managing Director and owner of Collard Maxwell Architects, a practice that has been in business since 1947.

As an Executive Architect he oversees the delivery of 30 to 40 projects a year, many of them construction-side.  His focus is on the design and delivery of complex projects of all types, including:  Data Centers, Industrial, Mixed-Use Residential, Education, and Lifestyle Retirement projects.

He is a chartered architect, A+ member of the Australian Institute of Architects, and regularly contributes his time to different groups and associations, including presenting and tutoring the Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS) for the Australia Institute of Architects.

As a Designer Charles strives to create spaces that are functional and timeless, spaces that inspire people to do great work, live great lives, and think great ideas.


Relevant Experience

Working alongside builders and property professionals Charles has acquired a unique understanding of the property development process, and of the mitigation of its associated risks which include: Political, Financial, Market, and Execution risks.


Recent projects have included

8 MW Data Centre Expansion, New South Wales ($40M)

12 MW High Density Data Centre Expansion, New South Wales ($60M)

18 MW High Density Data Centre, Victoria ($90M)

Business Recovery Centre for Enterprise Data Corp, Norwest Business Park NSW

Rail Operation Centre Early Scheme for Sydney Trains ($50M)

300 Residential units in Waitara ($50M)

144 Residential high-rise in Hornsby ($20)

Sydney Trains Operation Centre ($50M)

RMS Relocation, Rozelle & Kirribilli ($20M)

Harbord Public School ($20M)

Cronulla HS accessibility upgrade ($2M)

Leichhardt PS access. upgrade ($50K)

Mowbray HS D&C ($20)

Astra Zeneca Carparking ($6M)

Fire Rescue NSW HQD&C ($30M)

Elanora Country Club fitout ($10M)

Five designer houses, Spring Farm ($3M)

Allied Mills gluten plant upgrade ($10M)

High-rise fire/safety upgrde Kirribilli($6M)

19 townhouses, Ku-ring-gai ($10M) 

14-storey high-rise, St. Leonards($20M)

S96 & CC for 18 units, Strathfield ($9M)

21-townhouse DA, Granville ($15M)

Large Industrial DA, St Marys ($8M)

25 Luxury Resi., Northbridge($10M)

Industrial Site Remediation & DA, Newcastle ($20M)

DA for 21-unit residential, Manly

DA for 62-unit resi. Land Court, Sydney

Fitout/ Design of Lobby and21+ kitchen & bathroom, Epping

Fitout & space planning of 150 workstations for a technological centre

Various design feasibilities

Katrin Klinger, Director Aged Care/ Registered Architect



Qualifications & Affiliations

Diplom Ingenieur Architektur, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Master Program, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

NSW Registered Architect No 8213

Katrin is a chartered architect, with experience in delivering high quality living/user environments from concept to completion.

A key component of Katrin’s work is refining the design brief and preserving its design intent during construction through careful attention to detail, consultant’s coordination, and contract administration.


Relevant Experience

Liaison with client to create a design brief, sketch detail and detail design, documentation for council, tender, and construction, liaison with consultants/council/client, contract administration and site visits, good knowledge of BCA, Australian Standards, Council requirements and ABIC contracts.


Recent projects have included

Lifestyle and Retirement Living facilities design and documentation

Aged Care, Dementia Care, and End-of-Life Care facilities design and documentation

Façade and fire safety upgrade to a residential tall building in Kirribilli

IVF clinic design & documentation

Dialysis clinic design & documentation

Numerous design, detailing & coordination of luxury residential

David Jung, Senior Associate



Qualifications & Affiliations

Associate Diploma of Applied Science Architectural Drafting

Senior Associate Collard Maxwell Architects Pty Ltd

David joined the Collard Group in 1992.  Since then he has developed considerable experience in architectural documentation and has contributed significantly to the company’s documentation output. In 2016 David was appointed Senior Associate at CM+A


Relevant Experience

David has developed significant expertise in documentation and compliance. He is comfortable with the various codes and standards, including  the Building Code of Australia, Australian Standards, School Facilities Standards now the EFSG.

David plays an important role in quality management, CAD management and maintenance of the computer network system for the practice, and most importantly mentoring.


Recent projects have included

Rhodes Residential Waterside Development

Capella Apartments Kensington

Social Housing, (4 sites) Newcastle

Allied Mills Tennyson- Flour Mill & Warehouse

Orange Medical Centre

Christmas Creek truck workshop

Tip Top Bakeries Gateshead

BER Schools program

Great Lakes Joint Education Facility

WorkCover Headquarters, Gosford

Girraween Public School

DET - 20 Preschools

Tip Top Bakeries Canning Vale

ANSTO New Main Entry Project

Endeavour Sports High School

Cromehurst School for Special Purposes

Coates Hire Facility Tamworth

Susan Mathews, Project Lead



Qualifications & Affiliations

B. Arch., Kerala University, India.

Susan has significant experience in Residential projects, Clinics, Government, Community, Education, and Places of Worship projects. A major part of her work involves research, thought leadership, and interpreting the correct design brief and architectural concept to be expressed through design documentation, approvals, and later construction delivery.

She has developed expertise in the area of sustainable design and construction, and is passionate about the Human Experience in the context of the Built Environment.

Susan is a regular contributor to our Lifestyle Retirement, Aged Care, and Dementia Care Research and Publications.

Relevant Experience

Susan is a thought leader on the topic of Build Environment, her responsibilities for projects include communication with clients, councils and consultants, producing project feasibility studies, design development, and documentation for approval and construction. 


Recent projects have included

Contributions to various Aged Care print publications

Dementia Care project in Cardiff

School Science lab upgrades documentation,

Various detailing & coordination of luxury residential DA's,

Manukau dialysis clinic, New Zealand,

Elanora Country Club design & documentation ($10M)

Javier Ferre, Project Lead/ Data Centres



Qualifications & Affiliations

Master in Architecture, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, 

Master in Project Management, UPV & University of New South Wales

Javier graduated architecture from Universitat Politecnica de Valencia in 2012 and completed a Master’s Thesis in Project Management at the University of New South Wales in 2015.

Javier has a unique understanding and appreciation of contemporary architecture from training in Spain and Czech Republic.  He also brings expert knowledge of sustainable architecture, which was the topic of his Master's Thesis titled: "Multi-criteria Evaluation in the Construction Process".

Javier's design philosophy is to study spacial relationships and find the right contrast/balance that will achieve the desired outcome of a specific design brief. 


Relevant Experience

Javier has gained experience in a wide range of projects, including educational, public, residential and refurbishment projects, both in Europe and Australia.


Recent projects have included

8 MW Data Centre Expansion, New South Wales ($40M)

12 MW High Density Data Centre Expansion, New South Wales ($60M)

18 MW High Density Data Centre, Victoria ($90M)

300 Residential units in Waitara ($50M)

Astra Zeneca Carparking ($6M)

Highrise fire/safety upgrde, Kirribilli ($6M)

19 townhouses, Ku-ring-gai  ($10M)

S96 & CC for 18 units in Strathfield ($9M)

Five designer houses, Spring Farm ($3M)