About Us

Collard Clarke Jackson draws on the extensive and varied experience of 7 Architects, 2 Graduate Architects and 4 Interior Designers. We are committed to producing buildings which combine the technical and functional requirements of our client’s brief, whilst also giving high regard to the end users, the community and the environment.

We aim to produce work to the highest standards and ensure that interpersonal relationships necessary during these processes foster a positive atmosphere of co-operation and responsibility.

Design Philosophy

Collard Clarke Jackson adheres to a philosophy contained within the following three words – Climate, Context and Complexity.

  • Climate represents the environmental conditions of the area and the systems employed to cope with these conditions
  • Context is the site and surrounds particular to the project’s location
  • Complexity is the functions, users, the inspiration and the integration of the above principles into a cohesive whole

Ecologically Sustainable Design

We have a moral responsibility to the greater community to produce work which embodies the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Design. These principles are assessed based on each project brief and become the key to informing the design of each building.

We actively seek to design buildings embodying environmental sustainable design principles and we are leaders in commercial and educational environmental architecture in Canberra and nationally.

Trevor Pearcey House was an exciting project for the sheer quantity of recycled and reused materials which we incorporated into the office refit, as well as the installation of ventilation shafts for passive cooling and heating.

CIT Sustainable Skills Training Hub has a high level of passive heating and cooling technologies incorporated within the building such as geothermal cooling, solar hot water for hydronic heating and radiator panels, and harnessing waste heat from the micro turbines for heating and cooling. We also incorporated an onsite black water treatment plant which processes 100% of the grey and black water generated in the building for reuse on the adjacent landscaping.

We have received numerous sustainable architecture and environment awards for our buildings.

Images: Ben Wrigley

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