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Our Culture

Our practice itself, is an enduring and evolving community. 

We have maintained a traditional ‘apprenticeship’ model in recruiting, education and developing designers to gain managing architect skills. We produce good architects as well as producing good quality architecture – it is a fundamental part of our working culture. 

We are committed to sustaining our industry into the future through tutoring for university design courses, internal technical training courses, informal mentoring in teams, and industry involvement in further education. 

Directors of our practice have taken on leadership roles in the Architectural Institute of Australia, Association of Consulting Architects, Learning Environments Australasia, Australian Association for Flexible & Inclusive Education, Places for Ageing Australia and other industry groups to support the development and currency of our people.

We are active and engaged in our wider community. We are the proud founding sponsors of Art from the Margins and support other annual initiatives such as the Wesley Mission Queensland Red Bag Appeal, Movember, CEO Sleepover and the Cancer Council Morning Tea.

We aim to do great work and create a great place to work – where our staff, clients and collaborators can enjoy the journey.”

Paul Trotter, Director

We prioritise excellent communication between our leadership and staff, including regular staff reviews, meetings and mentoring which sustains our wonderful practice culture. Our enthusiastic Social Club enhances our internal relationships through numerous activities each year – from regular office yoga to musical bingo nights!

We emphasise sustainable work-life balance and flexible work arrangements. We support a number of part-time staff, for reasons ranging from part-time study, family obligations and transition to retirement. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our practice is proud to employ a great balance of female and male staff at all levels of the business.

Our office is a complex web of architects, designers and support staff with different personalities, expertise and experiences. We lean on each other and learn from each other. In the process of creating individual community buildings, we continue to build on a uniquely supportive and inclusive office culture.

Erin Dawson, Interior Designer

Interested in working with us?

We are always on the look-out for fresh talent to enhance our dynamic team. If you think you are a fit for the Fulton Trotter culture we would love to hear from you.

Any employment opportunities are advertised through our LinkedIn network but we also review all of the applications that we receive.