Jeffrey Collins is a Registered Architect. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from The Ohio State University and is currently a PhD student in Architecture with concentration in Design Computation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research in the Digital Building Laboratory explores various evolving computing tools and their effect on building designs, processes, and construction.
Informed by years of working on sophisticated architectural details and physical mock-ups, Jeff is fascinated by building skins, assembly processes, details, patterns, and forms. His practice and research uses computation to derive possibilities through iteration, simulation of building performance, comparative analyses, and digital design and fabrication. He believes that engaging, studying, and taking inspiration from both the natural world as well as time-tested manufacturing processes present opportunities to develop new concepts and solutions for a more sustainable built environment.
In addition to professional practice and research, Jeff has taught various architecture courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, and Auburn University.
The Ohio State University, Master of Architecture
The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Collins J and Gentry R. "KBAD: Knowledge Base for Architectural Detailing." Presented at the 2017 Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) Conference and printed in conference proceedings, Rome, Italy
Collins J. “Incorporating BIM into Architectural Precast Concrete Fabrication.” Presented at the 2016 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Auburn, Alabama
Gentry R and Collins J (Editors). BIM for Masonry: Modeling Masonry Buildings in Autodesk Revit. Georgia Institute of Technology, Digital Building Laboratory, 2016
Collins J and Economou A. “64 Wakefield: Tips on House Design Formalized.” Presented at the 2014 Design Communication Association (DCA) Conference and printed in conference proceedings, Marietta, Georgia
Design Computation, Building Information Modeling, Parametric Modeling, Digital Fabrication, Computer Aided Design, Building Skins