MHS Exit 1941.
Renowned architect Don Fulton passed away late last week aged 93.
After finishing at Melbourne High School in 1941, Fulton studied architecture at RMIT then the University of Melbourne. He served with the RAAF during the Second World War in the cartographic section. An international fellow in architecture at the University of California Berkeley, Fulton graduated MA Architecture.
In 1956, he established the architectural firm Don Hendry Fulton Pty Ltd. His works included the State Forensic Science Centre, GTV9 Television Centre Victoria, the Carlton Football Club Social Club and the new workforce townships of Mary Kathleen and Weipa in Queensland, and Rawson in Victoria.
Fulton’s BP Westernport administration building won the 1966 Victorian architecture medal RAIA. It is classified by the National Trust and included on the register of historic buildings.
Fulton also served as Colombo Plan expert in Sarawak and Cambodia, was a councillor of RAIA Victoria and also a foundation member of the Historic Building Council of Victoria. In 1987 he was made a member of Lambda Alpha International, Society of Land Economists USA and was made a life fellow of RAIA in 1994.
Fulton was a great supporter of the MHSOBA over many years, having been involved with advice on existing structures and the design of some of the more recent school building programs.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.