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
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
James Pearce
Director
David Sutherland
Director
Roland Catalani
Principal
Mark Curzon
Principal
Chris Johnson
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
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
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
James Pearce
Director
David Sutherland
Director
Roland Catalani
Principal
Mark Curzon
Principal
Chris Johnson
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Cliff Chang
Associate
Jackson Cranfield
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

Chinese group Holder East wins Southbank tower approval after improving design
15 - Apr - 2018
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf heralds new golden age in hotel development
12 - Apr - 2018
Two New Melbourne Hotels Flaunt Their Design Credentials
11 - Apr - 2018
Australia 108 approaches 50% of its height
10 - Apr - 2018
A New Melbourne Gallery Dedicated to One Man’s Art Collection
05 - Apr - 2018
Art that's on song
30 - Mar - 2018
Flinders Bank to start soon
28 - Mar - 2018
Geocon's 27-storey High Society development
05 - Apr - 2018
Fender Katsalidis-designed transformation of aging Brisbane office towers approved
28 - Mar - 2018
New vision for Melbourne’s Old Convention Centre redevelopment
27 - Mar - 2018
Innovative Midtown Centre development gets the green light from the Brisbane City Council
27 - Mar - 2018
FLINDERS BANK TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION DURING 2019
24 - Mar - 2018
Better together: green light for Brisbane's $500 million Midtown Centre
27 - Mar - 2018
Transformation of Brisbane ‘Midtown Precinct’ Approved
26 - Mar - 2018
When it comes to tall buildings in Canberra, is the debate about height or density?
24 - Mar - 2018
Melbourne apartment tower adds co-working space
26 - Mar - 2018
Triple Tower Development on Former Convention Centre Site Unveiled
22 - Mar - 2018
Mona, TasWater sign Cameron Bay sewage works deal
21 - Mar - 2018
Canberra’s tallest building on its way
21 - Mar - 2018
Chinese group Holder East wins Southbank tower approval after improving design
15 - Apr - 2018
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf heralds new golden age in hotel development
12 - Apr - 2018
Two New Melbourne Hotels Flaunt Their Design Credentials
11 - Apr - 2018
Australia 108 approaches 50% of its height
10 - Apr - 2018
A New Melbourne Gallery Dedicated to One Man’s Art Collection
05 - Apr - 2018
Art that's on song
30 - Mar - 2018
Flinders Bank to start soon
28 - Mar - 2018
Geocon's 27-storey High Society development
05 - Apr - 2018
Fender Katsalidis-designed transformation of aging Brisbane office towers approved
28 - Mar - 2018
New vision for Melbourne’s Old Convention Centre redevelopment
27 - Mar - 2018
Innovative Midtown Centre development gets the green light from the Brisbane City Council
27 - Mar - 2018
FLINDERS BANK TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION DURING 2019
24 - Mar - 2018
Better together: green light for Brisbane's $500 million Midtown Centre
27 - Mar - 2018
Transformation of Brisbane ‘Midtown Precinct’ Approved
26 - Mar - 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.

EMPLOYMENT

PROJECT ARCHITECT SYDNEY

FK welcomes registrations of interest from talented Project Architects.

FK’s Project Architects perform senior roles on projects and are generally regarded as being on a pathway to leadership positions within the practice.  They work closely with our Directors and Principals and have direct involvement throughout the design and delivery stages. 

To be effective in the role, a practitioner must be competent and experienced in the following areas of responsibility:  

  • Communication and negotiation with project clients and consultants;
  • Leading of project teams and mentoring of team members;
  • The application and coordination of consultant services inputs; and
  • The production of design development and/or construction documentation packages and working drawings to satisfy project timelines.

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to deliver high quality design and documentation of large-scale projects through a compelling portfolio of work.  

Salary packages and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates.  

Simply submit your CV and Portfolio to [email protected]

All applications are strictly confidential.   

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in a timely manner.  

Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.  

ARCHICAD DOCUMENTERS SYDNEY & MELBOURNE

Registered architects, interior designers and experienced graduates; with solid BIM experience working with ArchiCAD are invited to submit registrations of interest. 

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate a stable employment history including 3+ years of relevant architectural and/or interior design experience in the production of working drawings and documentation packages. Exposure to large-scale residential, commercial or hotel projects are of particular interest. 

Casual or full-time opportunities are available with salary packages negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates.  

Simply submit your CV and Portfolio to [email protected]

All applications are strictly confidential.   

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in a timely manner.  

Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.