Jeffrey Collins Architect LLC
is an architectural practice located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Informed by years of working on sophisticated architectural details and physical mock-ups,
Jeff is fascinated by building skins, assembly processes, details, patterns, and forms. His practice and research uses computation
to derive possibilities through iteration, simulation of building performance, comparative analyses, and digital design and
fabrication. He believes that engaging, studying, and taking inspiration from both the natural world as well as time-tested
manufacturing processes present opportunities to develop new concepts and solutions for a more sustainable built environment.
Iteration – the process of presenting
our projects, learning from process, and continuously modifying proposals – helps to develop better designs. This is
evidenced in the tools that we use to represent our projects; we are simultaneously designing and documenting, trying to understand
and communicating, developing and instantiating theories. Through drawing and building, Jeff is dedicated to the pursuit
of great design, development of solutions, and experimentation of possibilities. Client desires, sustainability, efficiency,
spatial and material invention and expression, and constructible solutions are taken into consideration and balance the
final outcome of a project. Limitations encourage creativity. Experimentation helps to develop new ways of thinking
and making. Through good design, it is possible to take something ordinary, everyday and passed-by and, with thoughtfulness
and experimentation, turn it into something unexpected, useful and beautiful.
earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from The Ohio State University and is currently
a PhD student in Architecture with concentration in Design Computation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research in the Digital Building Laboratory explores various evolving computing tools and their
effect on building designs, processes, and construction.
In addition to professional practice and research, Jeff has taught various architecture courses at the
Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, and Auburn University.