Meet our new Senior Project Architect, Trent Watson

Trent Watson recently joined the team as a Senior Project Architect. Trent’s shares his professional background, love of architecture and cycling addiction.

Tell us about your professional background?

Most of my experience is Brisbane based. My first architecture position was with a little engineering firm, but soon changed to Woodhead, where I had exposure to retail, hospitality, industrial and multi-residential.  During this time, I did a 6 month stint running a site office on Hamilton island.  Afterwards I moved to Populous, where the highlight was working on Eden park Stadium and the Geelong Cats Stadium.  Most recently I worked for Scentre group on the Pacific Fair shopping centre redevelopment on the Gold Coast and Thomson Adsett in Brisbane on a number of neighbourhood retail centres.

Why did you become an architect?

It was in 6th grade at school, I wanted to be a car designer but soon realised it was going to be a difficult career to pursue. My parents were building a house around this time and I thought that was the next best thing.

What building stands out to you architecturally and why?

It has has to be Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright.  I borrowed a FLW book from the tech drawing teacher at school and fell in love with it.  I managed to see it a few years ago and the way it sits in the landscape makes it feel like it has always been there and has grown organically into the architectural masterpiece.

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What excites you about your role as Senior Project Architect with i2C

Working with such a great team and the opportunity to be design focused.

Work aside, what else do you love to do?

Spending time with my wife, cycling and experiencing great architecture.  I recently spent 10 weeks cycling 5,000km around Europe visiting as many iconic buildings I could.