Colling + IPS

founding principal Andrew J. Colling Andrew J. Colling FRAIA
B.Arch (QUT)
MSc Project Mgmt (Reading)
Founding Partner
International Projects Studio

Andrew Colling has over a period of twenty years developed a design philosophy aimed at producing game changing and experiential architecture founded on the principles of environmental, financial and operational sustainability. Andrew believes in the strength of design and architecture as a powerful social and cultural medium of expression, and its ability, through major civic projects, to define a city, region or nation. Mr Colling has specialized in the design of sport, venue, entertainment and social infrastructure facilities with specific focus in the Asia region. He has assisted a number of high profile Asian clients deliver major design projects that required diverse stakeholder participation and meeting stringent community objectives. Andrew’s greatest strength is at the early strategic “visioning” and concept evolution of a project and indentifying key design opportunities.

Prior to establishing his own design studio, Andrew was Principal and Vice President at HOK Sport Venue and Event (now Populous) responsible for design projects in the Asia region and managing the Australian based competition teams. During his 10 years at HOK Sport, Andrew lead as Design Manager, a range of major sport and civic projects including Taipei Arena and Taipei Baseball Dome in Taiwan, the Nanjing Sports Park (which was awarded the IAKS Gold Design Award in 2009) in Jiangsu Province, the Singapore Sports Hub PPP reserve bid, the Datong Sports Park in Shanxi Province and the Delhi Convention and Exhibition Centre for DLF. Andrew has also been a strategic advisor and master planner for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Rugby World Cup bid in New Zealand for 2011 and games overlay planning for both the Beijing 2008 and the London 2012 Olympic Games during the bidding phase.

In 2010, Andrew established his own international projects studio to focus on testing architectural and construction ideas within unique design competition opportunities. These have included innovative submissions for the Taipei Pop Music Centre, the Chinggis Khaan Community Centre in Mongolia and the Mumbai Aquarium (in association with URBNarc). Mr Colling is also part of the Advisory Board of diversified property group AURIC International based in Brisbane, Australia assisting the group with their property and social infrastructure investment strategies.

Mr Colling obtained his Bachelor of Architecture degree (1991) from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and a Master of Science in International Project Management (2001) from the University of Reading, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and a Registered Architect in the State of Queensland, Australia. Over the past 15 years, Andrew had worked and lived in Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong , Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta and brings with him a deep appreciation and understanding of various cultural and community needs in the various regions of Asia. His ability to work with clients, project stakeholders, Government officials and community groups in different regions underpins a holistic approach to design and the design process ensuring the creation of relevant and authentic solutions for each Client.