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Born in 1946, Marcus Collins studied architecture at the University of Western Australia. He then undertook extensive professional experience with architectural firms in Perth, London and the Middle East, before returning to Perth in 1981, to establish his own firm, Marcus Collins Architects.
He made a significant contribution to Catholic education in Australia, especially to the establishment of the Catholic Education Centre in Leederville in 1985, and the foundation and development of The University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney, as the University's architect from 1993.
Marcus Collins designed several buildings for the University of Notre Dame Australia: the Tannock Hall of Education, on the corner of Cliff and Croke Streets (2010); the Health Sciences Research building in Phillimore St on the corner with Henry St; the Broome Library; and the School of Medicine building in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Marcus Collins won many awards for his work including twice being awarded the Royal Australian Institute of Architects’ George Temple Poole Award for overall winner in all categories in Western Australia.
Thanks to Notre Dame Office of University Relations and Adam Shaw for making available former VC Professor Peter Tannock's citation for Dr Collins's honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (2008), from which much of the information above was abstracted.
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