ABOUT

OVERVIEW

Founded on the philosophy of innovation through collaboration, Fender Katsalidis has evolved from a Melbourne-centric architectural practice, to a highly awarded, multi-disciplinary international design firm whose work now influences built environment thinking across the globe.

Specialists in multi-residential, cultural, commercial, aged care and hotel typologies, we seek and deliver holistic solutions in architecture, masterplanning, urban design and interiors—solutions notable not only for their design quality, but also their civic contribution and economic mindfulness.

To ensure such outcomes remain our hallmark—and expose the practice to new and different ways of thinking—we frequently bring together local and international consultant teams to work side-by-side with our own.

The quest for holistic solutions has also driven us to extend our expertise far beyond the expected. Fender Katsalidis was a pioneer, and remains a leader, in 3D virtual modelling and building information systems, while the Unitised Building system invented by practice co-founder, Nonda Katsalidis, continues to revolutionise construction timeframes and costs.

Perhaps best known for our definitive tall building and public realm design, we are equally proud of our lesser profile achievements: the documentation and quality assurance processes, for example, regarded as the gold standard throughout the construction industry.

As sophisticated as our technology may be, and as reliable as our processes have proven themselves, we know that ultimately it’s experience that ensures the original design vision is realised. Our directors thus remain ‘hands on’ with every project from inception to completion.

LEADERSHIP

Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Baudin
Director
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Curzon
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Roland Catalani
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Claire Matheson
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Jackson Cranfield
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Baudin
Director
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Curzon
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Roland Catalani
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Claire Matheson
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Jackson Cranfield
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

Fender Katsalidis designs new Sydney CBD precinct
04 - Dec - 2018
Going green: retirement villages tap into community gardening trend
30 - Nov - 2018
ISPT unveil $75 million George Place precinct in Sydney
28 - Nov - 2018
Home maintenance, personal care, dog walkers … but it’s not a retirement village
02 - Nov - 2018
How to throw the perfect outdoor dinner party – without a garden
22 - Nov - 2018
Life above Melbourne: Architect Karl Fender’s apartment a quarter kilometre in the sky
20 - Nov - 2018
Flinders Bank re-imagines the traditional terrace
19 - Nov - 2018
'Mr Geocon': Nick Georgalis on property empire and Canberra's future
18 - Nov - 2018
Lettuce eat: Attica chef creates edible garden for retirement home residents
25 - Nov - 2018
Light House
01 - Nov - 2018
Wealthy Singaporean Group Make $100m Play for Brisbane Hotel
02 - Nov - 2018
Why Melbourne is the perfect city to visit right now
05 - Nov - 2018
NewActon – work, live and play by a new rulebook
05 - Nov - 2018
Where to profit from property deals as Baby Boomers retire and downsize
01 - Nov - 2018
Things are heating up
29 - Oct - 2018
HOTEL BUZZ
26 - Oct - 2018
Retirees buy into luxury living communities
26 - Oct - 2018
Fender Katsalidis to “redefine retirement living” with Yarra One
22 - Oct - 2018
A challenging West Melbourne site finally finds favour with Council
17 - Oct - 2018
Fender Katsalidis designs new Sydney CBD precinct
04 - Dec - 2018
Going green: retirement villages tap into community gardening trend
30 - Nov - 2018
ISPT unveil $75 million George Place precinct in Sydney
28 - Nov - 2018
Home maintenance, personal care, dog walkers … but it’s not a retirement village
02 - Nov - 2018
How to throw the perfect outdoor dinner party – without a garden
22 - Nov - 2018
Life above Melbourne: Architect Karl Fender’s apartment a quarter kilometre in the sky
20 - Nov - 2018
Flinders Bank re-imagines the traditional terrace
19 - Nov - 2018
'Mr Geocon': Nick Georgalis on property empire and Canberra's future
18 - Nov - 2018
Lettuce eat: Attica chef creates edible garden for retirement home residents
25 - Nov - 2018
Light House
01 - Nov - 2018
Wealthy Singaporean Group Make $100m Play for Brisbane Hotel
02 - Nov - 2018
Why Melbourne is the perfect city to visit right now
05 - Nov - 2018
NewActon – work, live and play by a new rulebook
05 - Nov - 2018
Where to profit from property deals as Baby Boomers retire and downsize
01 - Nov - 2018

AWARDS

Jaques
Richmond
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction
Canberra
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmania
Robert Marsden Hope Building
Canberra
NewActon South
Canberra
Trio Apartments
Camperdown
Edgewater
Geelong
NewActon East Penthouse
Canberra
NewActon East
Canberra
Jaques
Richmond
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction
Canberra
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmania
Robert Marsden Hope Building
Canberra
NewActon South
Canberra
Trio Apartments
Camperdown
Edgewater
Geelong
NewActon East Penthouse
Canberra
NewActon East
Canberra

CULTURE

The emergence of Fender Katsalidis as a global, design-led practice is as much a measure of our culture, as it is our creativity.

A true design studio, we solve problems collaboratively: one team, comprising many points of view, approaches, levels of experience and areas of specialist knowledge — augmented where required by best-of-breed consultants — all focused on realising the best possible client outcome.

That teamwork and interplay of roles, ideas and contributions continues throughout the life of the many and varied projects we undertake, ensuring each team member is continually challenged, and continually growing in expertise.

Mentoring plays a key role in this development. We strive not only to attract the best and brightest design professionals from around the world, but also to help them realise their full potential by sharing the accumulated wisdom of the firm’s senior personnel.