Collective is a leading research and design studio, specialised in the delivery of urban strategies.

The studio initiates new perspectives for the built environment by defining, designing and guiding spatial transformation. Collective is passionate about effectively unlocking complex urban territories by introducing joined up thinking and responsive urban design instruments.

The studio’s overall ambition is to develop urban strategies which will inspire people to share more time together and reconnect communities with their natural and built environment. Collective embraces opportunities to re-imagine urban life by offering moments of interaction at multiple scales.

At present studio collective is actively involved in the design and delivery of a wide range of distinctive Custom and Self-Build communities within United Kingdom. This includes the following projects; The Paper Mill, Birmingham, Orchard Farm, Kennington, Brick Fields, Burgess Hill and Clippers Quay, London.

Collective was founded in 2018 by urban designer Honoré van Rijswijk. A team of talented urban experts contribute to a collaborative design approach, for instance with expertise in the field of: real estate; transport; academia; photography; marketing and branding; architecture; and landscape design.

The studio works in partnership across public and private sectors, charities and with local communities. Collective values a collaborative relationship with their clients to create delightful and thriving places.


design briefs 

site appraisals


spatial strategies


design codes and guidelines 

plot passports


Academy of Urbanism
Burgess Hill Town Council
Central Saint Martins
Clippers Quay Management Company
Custom Build Homes 
Department for Transport
Enfield London Borough Council
Greater London Authority
Groundwork London
High speed Two Limited
Independent Transport Commission
Les Ateliers
Southwark London Borough Council
Steenvlinder UK Holdings Limited
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
National Custom and Self Build Association
Oxford Brooks University
Richmond London Borough Council
Right to Build Task Force
Wandsworth London Borough Council
Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industries
Transport for London
University of Greenwich
Urban Design London
Wandsworth London Borough Council


Emma Colthurst
Henrietta Williams
James Mcmenamin Photography
Studio PAN-A
Untitled Practice LLP
Urban Impulse
Project studio
Sonnemann Toon Architects
John Worthington