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
Joshua Farkash
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
Joshua Farkash
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

Karl Fender: Developers could heal ‘great scar’ on Melbourne CBD
20 - Jan - 2019
Holder East snaps up prime Melbourne CBD sites for office and hotel project
17 - Dec - 2018
$400M Motown hotel development seeks approval
17 - Dec - 2018
Artist who filmed himself shooting dead a tethered dog has designed playground equipment for Mona
17 - Dec - 2018
james turrell and marina abramović to design spa for motown hotel in australia
16 - Dec - 2018
Tasmanian museum expands with £230m luxury hotel that includes a Marina Abramović-designed spa
13 - Dec - 2018
MONA SUBMITS MOTOWN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
17 - Dec - 2018
Tasmania's MONA ditches 'HoMo' hotel name
12 - Dec - 2018
MONA Submits $400m Plans for Hotel, Dumps 'HOMO' Name
12 - Dec - 2018
MONA, Hobart, unveils revamped plan for $400 million hotel 'Motown'
13 - Dec - 2018
Hobart’s MONA to build five-star hotel, and a spa by James Turrell and Marina Abramović
13 - Dec - 2018
Tasmanian museum ditches plans to call its new Hobart hotel 'HoMo'
13 - Dec - 2018
MONA lodges new plans for $400m 'Motown' hotel, replacing 'HoMo'
12 - Dec - 2018
MONA unveils plans for Motown hotel, 'HoMo' ditched as it caused offence
12 - Dec - 2018
‘Shopping trolley’ MONA hotel development heads for planning assessment
12 - Dec - 2018
Hobart's MONA lodges hotel redevelopment plans costing $400m and two more years
12 - Dec - 2018
David Walsh unveils vision for new Motown hotel
12 - Dec - 2018
Tim Gurner selling a 1000 sq m penthouse in Melbourne's St Kilda for $40 million
28 - Nov - 2018
Mona submits Motown development application
12 - Dec - 2018
Karl Fender: Developers could heal ‘great scar’ on Melbourne CBD
20 - Jan - 2019
Holder East snaps up prime Melbourne CBD sites for office and hotel project
17 - Dec - 2018
$400M Motown hotel development seeks approval
17 - Dec - 2018
Artist who filmed himself shooting dead a tethered dog has designed playground equipment for Mona
17 - Dec - 2018
james turrell and marina abramović to design spa for motown hotel in australia
16 - Dec - 2018
Tasmanian museum expands with £230m luxury hotel that includes a Marina Abramović-designed spa
13 - Dec - 2018
MONA SUBMITS MOTOWN DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
17 - Dec - 2018
Tasmania's MONA ditches 'HoMo' hotel name
12 - Dec - 2018
MONA Submits $400m Plans for Hotel, Dumps 'HOMO' Name
12 - Dec - 2018
MONA, Hobart, unveils revamped plan for $400 million hotel 'Motown'
13 - Dec - 2018
Hobart’s MONA to build five-star hotel, and a spa by James Turrell and Marina Abramović
13 - Dec - 2018
Tasmanian museum ditches plans to call its new Hobart hotel 'HoMo'
13 - Dec - 2018
MONA lodges new plans for $400m 'Motown' hotel, replacing 'HoMo'
12 - Dec - 2018
MONA unveils plans for Motown hotel, 'HoMo' ditched as it caused offence
12 - Dec - 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.