Stephen is a regional architect living in Toowoomba since 1999 and a director at Sims White Architects since its formation in 2012. He has had a keen interest in sustainable design since discovering the ability of passive strategies to provide thermal comfort in first year university. This interest culminated in him writing his thesis on the integration of architectural and sustainable design. These learnings have formed a common thread throughout his career. While at public works , he worked as a team member on projects that won the AIA National Sustainability Award, and led the team that won the AIA State Award for Sustainability named after Toowoomba’s own son Harry Marks. He has also worked on a number of Greenstar projects.
Sims White has a strong focus on producing pragmatic, yet considered contextual architecture, with passive design strategies at the heart. Our work is predominately civic, heritage, institutional and health-care, but in recent years has seen a significant body of domestic projects. As proud regional architects we recognize our unique climate, urban form and character and the impact it has on our architecture.