Shane Thompson (Class of 1973)
After leaving school, Shane pursued his interest in drawing by enrolling in a parttime architecture degree at QUT while working to pay his way. In 1976, he undertook a grand tour of the major architectural sites in Europe, which he describes as a formative experience.
He graduated with a Diploma of Architecture in 1979 and soon established his architecture practice eventually merging with a larger firm in Brisbane in 1984, forming Bligh Voller Nield. This is now one of the largest architectural firms in Australia and they have undertaken several significant projects both in Australia and Internationally. These have included the Brisbane Domestic and International Airport Terminals, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Docklands Stadium Melbourne, Hyatt Resort Coolum and Olympic facilities in Athens, Beijing and London.
Shane is also the recipient of over 80 awards and prizes, including the Royal Boyd Award for Residential Architecture from the Australian Institute of Architects. #igsoldboys