Fulton Trotter Architects: three quarters innovation connections project ID: ICG000728

Sanders, Paul, Lindquist, Marissa and Schmidt, Robyn 2019, Fulton Trotter Architects: three quarters innovation connections project ID: ICG000728, Queensland University of Technology.

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Title Fulton Trotter Architects: three quarters innovation connections project ID: ICG000728
Author(s) Sanders, PaulORCID iD for Sanders, Paul orcid.org/0000-0001-5070-1479
Lindquist, Marissa
Schmidt, Robyn
Publication date 2019-10
Total pages 157
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Research statement The aim of this research project is to assess the legacy of 75+ years of Fulton Trotter Architects’ practice history to demine the key attributes that have influenced and shaped the professional organization and its built outputs. The firm has seen three distinct phases of leadership and personnel which have shaped the aspects of design, management and culture of the firm. These three aspects were studied to inform a reflective and critical analysis of the firm that defines its model of successful management and practice. Stage 2 of the research project was structured through three main approaches; participatory workshops, master-planning and project case study comparative analysis, and a GIS mapping study of FTA projects to understand their regional and urban impact over the history of the practice.The report presents the findings from these activities to clarify specific aspects of the practice methods and productivity, as a guide to inform the next phase of FTA under its new leadership, as well as informing future professional architecture practice in general, and proposes the direction for such further research. The research problem is centered around the predicament of secession planning and generational change within an architectural practice, and how to effectively manage these cultural dynamics within a complex and changing business environment, while maintaining quality in design service and building performance.The research was explorative in nature and adopted an inductive methodology. It employed multiple data collection methods including review of literature, interviews of key people, a preliminary review of FTA archives, and case study of projects. The research makes a contribution to knowledge through the process of recovering archival information and documenting accounts of historical occurrences, the analysis of which provides new understandings to the dynamics that underpin successful and enduring architectural practice.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category A6.1 Research report/technical paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30135494

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