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Architects Declare 2020

At the start of the year, along with over 500 architects around the country, we shared our commitment to going carbon neutral in 2020. We acknowledge that a lot has happened since then, however it's important to...
Views from the World Architecture Awards

Views from the World Architecture Awards

Originally published 4 December 2018: https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/architecture/views-from-the-world-architecture-awards/ Brisbane based architect Mark Thomson has just come back from judging a segment in the World Architecture Festival in Europe....

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Local Innovation with Watkins Steel

Local Innovation with Watkins Steel

On May 22nd 2017, representatives from Be Collective and Eco Effective Solutions visited the Banyo facilities of Watkins Steel to witness a demonstration of local technological innovation. Des Watkins and Ben Yu from Watkins Steel proudly displayed their recently...

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EES Website article May 2017 GREEN HOTEL

EES Website article May 2017 GREEN HOTEL

“GREEN HOTELS – taking the confusion out of sustainability in the hotel industry” New magazine articles providing green building information and practices Mark Thomson has recently been asked to contribute to...

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Mark at the University of Sydney

Mark at the University of Sydney

Last Friday, Mark joined a professional panel of industry experts to update University of Queensland Project Management Staff and students on Sustainable Construction. Invited by Schiavello Systems NSW, Mark joined senior representatives of Cushman Wakefield, Gray...

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If you insist: consumers must drive sustainability

Queensland home owners must take the lead in demanding truly sustainable housing if we are to successfully deal with climate change and the current water crisis. Mark Thomson, from the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Design, said the Queensland housing...

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“The Revitaliser” at HB2012

“The Revitaliser” at HB2012

The Revitaliser” is a “living laboratory” established at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 10th International Healthy Building Conference. This full size demonstration display ,designed to increase workspace air quality, will test the impact plants...

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Rebuilding green after the Queensland floods

Rebuilding green – that was Mark Thomson’s vision for a Brisbane house devastated by the floods. The architect helped complete an eco retrofit of a two-storey brick veneer home at inner-suburban Chelmer that had been flooded up to the second storey. Mr Thomson, who...

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Baby steps after the floods

[Article reprinted from the January-March 2012 edition of ATA’s ReNew magazine.] Architect Mark Thomson’s first experience after the Queensland floods was as part of the ‘mud brigade’. Now he’s trying to set a smarter, hands- on approach to rebuilding in...

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