Mark Trotter

Director | Brisbane

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

As a director of our practice for over 30 years, Mark has invaluable experience in design, management, business, and client relationships. As well as being a prominent leadership figure in the Brisbane office, he continues to contribute to the growth of the Sydney office, and previously the Tweed Heads office.

Mark enjoys the challenge in solving complex design problems and has led significant and innovative aged care and education projects. He also has experience working within the senior living, cultural and community sectors.

Despite his strong connection to the history of Fulton Trotter Architects, Mark looks to the future with optimism and curiosity and regularly engages with research projects. He has previously been awarded the Churchill Fellowship to research the design of schools for disengaged youth. Recently he has been appointed Chief Investigator by the NHMRC for a research project about intergenerational living and learning.

Mark is skilled at facilitating consultations with multiple stakeholder representations and obtaining collective decisions and approvals. His project management skills, met with an enthusiastic passion for design, result in consistent quality work.

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. He also remains involved with QUT School of Design and contributes to industry conferences and charitable organisations.