Sophia Anne Collins
I found my passion for architecture when I was 10 years old designing homes in Sims, Blender and SketchUp for countless hours and it has only grown since. I find the most reward in creating designs that are strong conceptually, with meaningful purpose. Afterwards being able to realise those designs in as fine a detail as the project allows, and sometimes more. The larger array of programs I can use to achieve this the better and moving forward, largely incorporating virtual environments and augmented realities is a main focus of mine, of which I have already had the privileged opportunity to explore and love.
My start in Architecture began in 2015 in an advanced diploma of Building Design, however, I found it lacked creatively what I craved, so I transferred in 2017 to Bachelor of Fine Arts, which allowed my perception of architecture to lose some rigidity and find creators such as Zaha Hadid that embodied the creator ethos I could look up to and take inspiration from. This path led me to the Bachelor of Design where I was able to explore the combination of traditional architecture mixed with art, journey and experience.
I would consider myself to be a digital artist – in the art world as well as in the architectural world. My ethos strongly revolves around sustainability and environmentally conscious designs. I hope to combine these elements into a career for myself, and incorporating emerging technologies being at the forefront of this goal. Architecture may be the main facet I wish to explore but it is not the only. Utilising virtual environments and similar technologies open up an entire other world of possibilities in which to aid and create beauty in ways not seen before, so exciting!