Charles Fortin, Managing Director/ Nominated Architect

 

Qualifications

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.

 

Affiliations

Australian Institute of Architects MRAIA #55718.

Association of Consulting Architects ACA #2294.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Charles graduated architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, known for its Bauhaus teaching philosophy and expertise in tall building construction. In 2013 he was appointed Director at CM+A, and became Managing Director and owner in 2016.

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.

Charles oversees the delivery of between 30 and 40 projects a year, many of them Design & Construct. He has developed a wide range of architectural experience in the areas of: mixed-use residential, commercial, complex industrial, high density data centres, schools, aged care and community housing, Government and infrastructure related projects.

As a designer Charles strives to create spaces that are functional and timeless, spaces that inspire people to do great work, and think great ideas; spaces that are symbolic and that make a profound statement about their users.

 

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, Senior Associate/ Registered Architect

 

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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

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

IVF clinic design & documentation

Dialysis clinic design & documentation

Aged Care facility design & documentation

Numerous design, detailing & coordination of luxury residential

David Jung, Senior Associate

 

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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

Jarek Knoppek, Project Lead/ Interior

 

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Qualifications & Affiliations

Diplom Ingenieur Architektur RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Jarek is an experienced interior designer with a proven record in high-end residential architecture, high-end hospitality, commercial & retail interior fitouts. 

Having worked in 4 different countries Jarek has developed a unique ability to adapt to changing requirements, styles and trends. Throughout his career he has successfully combined different architectural influences with his passion for materials & details and has delivered projects from concept stage to completion.

In his work, Jarek not only designs architectural spaces but fills these with internal considerations to ensure a high-quality product which can be experienced in conjunction with its architecture.

 

Relevant Experience

Architecture & Interiors: Concept Design, Feasibility Studies, Design Competitions, Marketing, Design Development, Development Application, Consultants & Authority Coordination, Tender Process, Construction Documentation, Contract Administration, Joinery, Materials & Finishes, Colours.

 

Recent projects have included

Chiara Restaurant, Melbourne

Elanora Country Club, Elanora Heights 

Foveaux Street Dining / Deli Wine Bar, Sydney

aMBUSH Gallery at Central Park, Sydney

China Lane, Sydney

The Windsor on Park, Sydney

Event Cinema Lobbies for Amalgamated Holdings

Autolyse Bakery Fitout, Sydney

Various Private Residences

Various Multi-residential Interiors

Susan Mathews, Project Lead

 

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Qualifications & Affiliations

B. Arch., Kerala University, India.

Susan has significant experience in residential projects, clinics, Government, community & education projects, and places of worship. A major part of her work involves interpreting the design brief, concept and architectural design and documentation for approvals and construction.

She also has a strong background in sustainable design and construction.

 

Relevant Experience

Susan’s 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

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 Jornet, Project Lead

 

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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)