Collin Anderson

Collin Anderson

Paris, FR



Collin is a licensed American architect with over ten years of experience working with design firms around the globe. He has a portfolio of projects completed in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Collin holds degrees in architecture and engineering, and has authored and edited multiple books and online articles on architecture and urban design.

An Associate of Renzo Piano, Collin has worked since 2013 with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris, France. Here he has managed international client, design, and consultant teams, from concept through construction, of projects including RPBW’s first residential project in the USA and academic buildings for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus in Harlem, New York. 

Collin has authored a series of historical monographs and managed a team of researchers, graphic designers, and publishers. His books detailed the conception of individual projects designed in the context of Singapore’s tropical climate and urban development. 'Evolution of a Retail Street Streetscape: DP Architects on Orchard Road' (Images Publishing, Australia, 2012) follows 50 years of retail design in Singapore, and was written in partnership with the historian Kenneth Frampton, and the architect Fumihiko Maki. 'Evolution of a Civic Downtown: DP Architects in Marina Bay' (ORO Publishers, California, 2016) documents Singapore’s campaign for land reclamation projects completed since the 1970s to expand the island’s urban coastline. 

Collin has worked since March 2022 as a contributing writer to Archello, authoring over 30 articles related to top architecture firms in global cities as well as ‘best of’ products such as furniture series, construction products, and finishes. 

Collin is a graduate of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he received the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, and the Honor Award for Excellence in Design. He has taught history and design courses as well as guest-lectured at Columbia University in Paris, Parsons School of Design-Paris, and École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est.


Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris, FR, Architect

Jun 2013 - current


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2013

Duke University, Durham, NC, US, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

Sep 2004 - May 2008

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