COLLECTIVE is an International Architecture Studio practicing Architecture, Interiors and Urban Design.
We are a research and narrative driven practice that offer powerful concepts, insist on Clarity, Beauty and Function.
While COLLECTIVE remains dedicated to the realization of Architecture, we also engage in areas beyond the traditional boundaries of the built; driven by curiosity and entrepreneurship, we also operate as a Research Unit and Design Consultancy, investigating and practicing in Academia, Preservation, Scenography, Exhibition Architecture, Curation, Graphics, Experiential Art and Cultural Analysis.
Founded in 2015, COLLECTIVE is currently directed by Betty Ng, Juan Minguez and Katja Lam. We are a team with an international background from Asia, Europe and North America. COLLECTIVE also operates with a network of architecture and design studios internationally, to form larger teams for cross-disciplinary and big scale Architecture + Urban Design projects globally.
The directors have previously practiced closely with architecture offices including those of Pritzker Prize winning studios of Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Herzog & de Meuron ; and also at various international practices including Diller & Scofidio + Renfro, Safdie Architects, Massimiliano Fuksas, Frechilla & López-Peláez Arquitectos, SO-IL, and at Hong Kong local practices with Aedas and RMJM on Architecture, Urban Design and Interior projects worldwide. Our project experiences reach those in the European Union, United Kingdom, Russia, North America, China, South East Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
Building on convergence and a ‘collective’ of diverse merits, we engage design with our team's wide spectrum of specificities and expertise, also with collaborators world wide in various disciplines, challenging the status quo of the "named" architecture office.
COLLECTIVE is globally oriented and strongly rooted in Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong, with studios in Madrid and New York.