I’m Peter Black and I’m passionate about helping organisations create great workplaces, it’s been the focus of my 30 year career. I’ve designed and delivered over a million square meters of workplace including 7 years in the commercial real estate world heading up Colliers International Workplace Strategy and Design practice. In 2018 I started my own workplace consultancy-5 Projects.

Our business is helping organisations create great workplaces.

Peter Black-Director


  • Workplace Specialist
  • Registered Architect in N.S.W. Australia and licensed in New York State, USA
  • Completed projects in Australia, US, UK, Singapore, China, India, New Zealand & Italy

Previous Experience

  • Colliers-National-Head of Workplace Strategy & Design
  • Hassell-Sydney-Principal Workplace Design Studio
  • TP Bennett-London-Design Director
  • Mancini Duffy-New York-Partner
  • Gensler-New York-Senior Associate
  • Adrianse Group-Singapore-Design Director
  • Anchor Mortlock & Woolley-Sydney-Architect


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