Olivia (Olive) Collier

Olivia Collier, also known by her nickname Olive, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), with a minor in Dance, and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. While attending CU Denver, Olive was a student of the 2019/2020 ColoradoBuildingWorkshop (CBW) and received a Design Build Certificate. Her CBW 2020 Design Build project ‘Auraria Bike Pavilions’ received the AIA Colorado Design Award of Merit (2020), the Architizer A+ Awards, ‘Architecture + Community’ and ‘Architecture + Stone’ (2020). During her time as a CBW student, Olive found a love for building, welding, and fabrication design. While at CU Denver, Olive received a travel scholarship to Denmark in 2022, where she focused her studies on harbor-front revitalization, urban planning, and sustainable design. Olive’s interest in sustainability was a catalyst for her senior thesis project, where she conceived of a new building façade cladding product made from end-use waste tires in landfills. Her recycled rubber cladding project received the Colorado Green Building Guild (CBGB) ‘Student Project of the Year’, and national media recognition. She and her project partner are continuing research & development of their concept post-graduate school, and are on track for patent submittal in 2024.