Vale Frank Moss

On Friday 8th June, Fulton Trotter Architects were deeply saddened to receive word of the passing of our retired partner and longest serving team member, Frank Moss.

Frank joined the firm in 1957 before being made partner in 1966, under the practice name of Fulton Collin Boys Gilmour Trotter and Partners.

Frank, under the practice name Fulton Gilmour Trotter Moss, led the practice through the 80s and 90s, along with his peers Ian Fulton, Jack Gilmour, and Stephen Trotter. Throughout his time as a partner, the practice thrived and produced innovative and renowned work throughout Qld, especially in the fields of aged care, education, health and hospitality industries.

Frank was involved in innovative aged care and retirement living work, with his experience also extending across banks, industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

Alongside his commitment to the firm, Frank regularly shared his knowledge with the students of Queensland University of Technology as a Lecturer for a number of years. He also enjoyed the ancient art of rowing and spending time with his beloved family.

Frank was regarded as a master detailer and office mentor, sharing his experience in design documentation, specification and contract administration. Many of our staff members are hugely grateful for having had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from Frank. His imprint on company practices has been invaluable and will be remembered and preserved as Fulton Trotter Architects looks to the future.

Frank retired as partner in 2004 – the last of the four second generation partners to do so. However, he maintained an active interest and positive involvement in the life of the practice right up until announcing his official retirement in 2017. Frank made an epic 60 year contribution to Fulton Trotter Architects that will likely never be beaten. Vale Frank Moss- he will be very missed.

Image: Frank Moss – Office Night 1991
Project: Noosa Shire Council Offices, QLD, 1970’s