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Edward Highton

Edward Highton.

Thrive Architecture is a team of talented and creative architects who drive every project forward with passion and enthusiasm. We test ideas and consider decisions from statutory, contextual, environmental, emotional and commercial viewpoints in order to arrive at the best solutions for your needs.

Edward is a passionate architect with a focus on achieving highest quality design outcomes that combine amenity, creativity, practicality and commerciality. Having worked within the renowned practice of ‘Foster and Partners’, where he had an integral role in design and documentation of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, Edward’s design, technical, project management and coordination skills have been recognised and attested to worldwide.

Edwards skills in communication, reporting and project delivery have been honed through invaluable insight into the operation and governance of large private public sector client organisations. Recently Edward has focused on the delivery of quality commercial, residential, childcare and community projects where his passion for well-being and community drives outcomes that embrace the conscious and subconscious needs of end users.


2019 – Present: Principal, Thrive Architecture

2013 – 2019: Principal, SDA

2011 – 2013: Senior Project Manager, UoN

2008 – 2011: Associate, dwp | suters

2004 – 2008: Architect, Duc Associates

2002 – 2004: Architect, Foster & Partners

1999 – 2002: Graduate Architect, Hodder Associates



Edward’s design, technical, project management and co-ordination skills have seen the successful delivery of many projects including:

  • Dent Street Dual Occupancy, Newcatle NSW
  • Selwyn Street Towhnhouses, Newcatle NSW
  • Capri Apartments, Point Frederick NSW
  • Cameron Park Early Learning Centre, Cameron Park NSW
  • NSW Health Pathology, Newcastle NSW
  • Anglican Roof Terrace, Newcastle NSW
  • McCloy Group Head Ofce Redevelopment, Newcastle NSW
  • Civic Mixed-Use Development, Newcastle NSW
  • Student Accommodation (with University of Newcastle), Callaghan NSW
  • Civic Green Apartments, Newcastle NSW
  • Branxton Preschool Expansion, Branxton NSW
  • UNSW Climate Change Facility (with Suters Architects), Sydney NSW
  • Wembley National Stadium (with Forster and Partners), England
  • Cardinal Freeman Village (with Suters Architects), Newcastle NSW
Education: BTec Building Studies, BA (Hons) Arch Studies, Post Grad Dip (Arch) (Distinction), Registered Architect NSW 8682, AIA

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