Community as an Architectural Determinant

This week we held a Leadership forum within our practice, to explore the future of our design work. Using an interactive workshop format, our enthusiastic participants explored the question of “What is Community?” and “ How will the importance of community fundamentally impact our design and process?”

Mt Maria College Stage 7

Recently we celebrated the completion of Stage 7 of the Master Plan, which involved the design of a brand new Performing Arts Building and Covered Multi-Purpose Court.

Annual Art Competition & Exhibition

Begun in 1998 the Charlie’s Truck Door Art Competition has become an institution and an eagerly anticipated event in our social calendar. This year we took the annual exhibition to a new level of serious and stylish sophistication–*darling!*

Fulton Trotter Architects Education Forum

On a mission to untangle the expanse of researched models and theories, Fulton Trotter Architects hosted Part II of our DAZED OR DAZZLING forum series, this time uniting a range of educational experts. Our speakers shared ideas on innovative approaches to the changing environments of learning institutions in order to design a brighter future.

Ambrose Treacy College - Senior School Precinct

Fulton Trotter Architects has worked with Ambrose Treacy College for the past 10 years, and we are very proud to share the recently completed Senior School Precinct. This is the third stage of the Senior School Master Plan developed with the College. The Senior Precinct comprises of three educational buildings each with their own character and linked along the leafy ridgeline of the site.

Clancy Catholic College - Stage 6

Fulton Trotter Architects have been working with the college for almost 10 years, commencing with the development of the Master Plan in 2010. Since then six additional stages have been completed, successfully creating a community of buildings which are non-institutional in character.

Do your Buildings Convey who you are as a School?

Does it really matter how our students present themselves for school?
A tie, pulled up socks, a blazer, hat, track suit or board shorts?

Well yes and no! Schools will have very different policies around uniform, but they all will have given the matter considerable thought based on a range of processes and issues including…

Flexibility: We're doing it - Why aren't YOU?

On the 27th of June, the AIA hosted their first event organised by the Gender Equity Committee QLD titled “Flexibility- We’re doing it- why aren’t you?” Along with over 100 other audience members, we had the pleasure of watching Director, Katerina Dracopoulos represent Fulton Trotter as one of four keynote speakers from local Architectural practices of varying sizes.

Fulton Trotter Architects Goes Vertical!

This semester Director, Paul Trotter was one of the three studio leaders for the Masters of Architecture, final year design at QUT.

Paul set his students a challenging project in the form of a new Vertical High School in the CBD of Durban South Africa!

Making a Place for Joy

The title theme of our forum was…Dazed or Dazzling: How Will our Elders Live? So lets start there… or to make it more personal ‘how would you like to live, when you get there? Because lets face it, we are all getting older and the time will come.

And perhaps the more important question is… ‘How would you like to die?’

Creating Order from Chaos - Common Data Environments

From the desk of Nathan Hildebrandt, Director Over the years I have worked on projects where we have encountered the need to sift through countless documents and drawings that clients have stored in drawers or on hard drives or servers.