What makes us different

City Collective is an architecture and urban design practice founded by David Cooke in 2015. We are progressive by nature and design-focused by discipline with our team working out of two cities in Australia – Adelaide and Melbourne.

City Collective is arguably Australia’s only holistic and fully-integrated urban design, architecture and planning studio. Having these three, distinct, disciplines under the one roof gives our clients better oversight on project scope and scale, while increasing transparency throughout the project.

We strive for the right balance within each project of local knowledge and international expertise. City Collective uses its international network of suppliers to add value to and ensure each project is delivered to a global standard yet remaining sensitive to it geographical and cultural locale.

City Collective values

  • Above everything, we are a design studio who believes design thinking can solve the challenges, which confront cities.
  • We respect and promote a collaborative design approach.
  • We believe that when different stakeholders and individual experiences come together with a common purpose, better outcomes will be achieved.
  • We are people, who design for people

Holistic Design

Our offering of Urban Design, Architecture and Planning means City Collective can design at two different scales simultaneously.

When designing at the macro urban scale, consideration is always given to the micro scale of the type of architecture that would be suitable on the ground and the influence this has on an individual’s experience of the place.

This approach delivers outcomes that are both high quality and extremely efficient.