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Speaking at Circularity 2022


“The Circular Economy is now underway, and business’s implementing the design principles will benefit faster.”

We are thrilled to announce our latest speaker to join us at Circularity, the founder of Eco Effective Solutions, Mark Thomson! He has helped design work and living spaces throughout Queensland while collecting multiple architecture awards and securing many Greenstar and EarthCheck ratings for sustainability-designed projects. Mark has been a judge for the World Architecture Festival and Australia’s (Sustainability) Banksia Awards.

Hear him and others speak at Circularity this year on understanding the importance of design in shifting to a more circular economy:

April 23, 2023
WAF Judge: Reflections on World Building of the Year’s Architecture

On a recent visit to Sydney, I visited the 2022 World Building of the Year as decided by the World Architectural Festival Awards, staged in Lisbon, Portugal in December last year. Considered to be a ‘world first’ innovation, rather than demolish and rebuild the 50 Bridge Street, Sydney skyscraper, the project kept the existing core […]

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February 16, 2023
An Architect’s 30-Year Journey with Timber in Sustainable Design

In the latest Wood Central Podcast, Brisbane architect Mark Thomson spoke of his relationship with timber which saw him co-author ‘The Environmental Brief – Pathways to Green Design’ and most recently travel to Lisbon, Portugal to judge the World Architectural Festival (WAF).

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January 3, 2023
Eco-architect Mark Thomson: ‘fast fashion’ running rampant through our furniture sector

He has just returned from the 15th annual World Architecture Festival in Portugal’s capital Lisbon where he was chief judge of the timber awards. Five Australian projects were among the 20 recipients across categories including completed buildings, future projects, interiors and masterplans.

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