Queensland—Former Partner and Director of Fulton Trotter Architects, Stephen Trotter passed away on 30 July at the age of 84.

Trotter joined the firm in 1951, then known as Fulton Collin, before being made partner in 1962. Trotter designed many notable buildings for the state of Queensland during his time at Fulton Trotter including the Tweed Heads Police and Court House, Mackley Residence, The University of Queensland’s International House and Schonell Theatre, The Tower Mill Hotel and Club Banora.

Another achievement of Trotter’s was his ‘Cities in the Sun’ report, the result of a three month national Sisalcraft travelling scholarship in 1962, which detailed a new design diagram better suited to QLD’s climate than those that were emerging in Australia’s southern states.

Trotter was also a lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology for 19 years and in 2012 was awarded a Life Fellowship by the Australian Institute of Architects for his five decades of contribution to Australian architecture.

His sons, Mark and Paul Trotter, continue his legacy as directors of Fulton Trotter Architects.