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Mark Trotter

Mark Trotter

Practice Fellow | Brisbane

Mark’s focus as an architect has always been to establish and nurture long-term creative partnerships with clients. With a strong emphasis on co-design principles, Mark worked closely with clients, building users and the community to create meaningful and practical spaces that change the way people live.

Mark enjoyed the challenge of solving complex design problems and led significant and innovative aged care and education projects, along with substantial involvement across the senior living, cultural and community sectors.

As a Director, Mark brought invaluable experience in design, management, business and client relationships. He is skilled at facilitating consultations with multiple stakeholder representations and obtaining collective decisions and approvals. His project management skills, together with an enthusiastic passion for design, resulted in consistent quality results.

With nearly 45 years with Fulton Trotter Architects, and 30 of those as a Director, Mark naturally has a strong connection to the history of the practice. However, he is looking to the future with optimism and curiosity as he transitions from Director and Owner to his new role as Practice Fellow from October 2023.

This change provides Mark with the opportunity to engage with his research projects more fully, including that as the Chief Investigator for the NHMRC research project into intergenerational living and learning. He was previously awarded the Churchill Fellowship to research the design of schools for disengaged youth.

Mark has a long history of meaningful industry engagements and affiliations, especially in the education sector. He has held numerous leadership positions with the Association for Learning Environments, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, remains involved with QUT School of Design and contributes to industry conferences and charitable organisations.