Charles Fortin

Charles Fortin, Managing Director/ Nominated Architect
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 Collard Maxwell Architects (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 30 to 40 projects a year, many of them Design & Construct. He is experience in the design and delivery of: Data Centres, Complex Industrial, Mixed-Use Residential, Education, Health, Community & Aged Care, 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