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
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Valerie Mack
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
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
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Valerie Mack
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Cliff Chang
Associate
Jackson Cranfield
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

When a Rich-Lister Wants to Leave the World a Museum
19 - Jun - 2018
Australia's future top 10 tallest skyscrapers
12 - Jun - 2018
LongRiver Group's three bedroom surprise for their third Box Hill skyscraper
13 - Jun - 2018
EcoWorld introduces Tesla car-sharing for Yarra One Development
13 - Jun - 2018
First residents move in to Australia 108, Melbourne’s tallest building
12 - Jun - 2018
First Residents Move into Australia's Tallest Tower
12 - Jun - 2018
One last hitch before Mona hotel work starts, says Walsh
08 - Jun - 2018
A reworked super Southbank development edges closer to approval
05 - Jun - 2018
Beulah International hits the hyper luxury heights in Kew
05 - Jun - 2018
Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018
08 - Jun - 2018
Greens line up against high rise hotel on Garema Place
24 - May - 2018
World-class firms discuss design innovation and legacy in Melbourne
24 - May - 2018
Explore some of Melbourne’s most famous buildings this July at the Open House Melbourne Weekend
20 - May - 2018
Famous architects arrive in Melbourne for Southbank by Beulah competition
18 - May - 2018
Open House Melbourne Weekend Reveals Part of Its 2018 Line-Up
17 - May - 2018
Jury appointed for competition to design $2b Southbank development
14 - May - 2018
24-storey marker building in $400 million WOVA development
13 - May - 2018
Caydon appoints Probuild to start $1bn Nylex redevelopment
11 - May - 2018
Probuild secures contract for Stage One of The Malt District
09 - May - 2018
When a Rich-Lister Wants to Leave the World a Museum
19 - Jun - 2018
Australia's future top 10 tallest skyscrapers
12 - Jun - 2018
LongRiver Group's three bedroom surprise for their third Box Hill skyscraper
13 - Jun - 2018
EcoWorld introduces Tesla car-sharing for Yarra One Development
13 - Jun - 2018
First residents move in to Australia 108, Melbourne’s tallest building
12 - Jun - 2018
First Residents Move into Australia's Tallest Tower
12 - Jun - 2018
One last hitch before Mona hotel work starts, says Walsh
08 - Jun - 2018
A reworked super Southbank development edges closer to approval
05 - Jun - 2018
Beulah International hits the hyper luxury heights in Kew
05 - Jun - 2018
Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018
08 - Jun - 2018
Greens line up against high rise hotel on Garema Place
24 - May - 2018
World-class firms discuss design innovation and legacy in Melbourne
24 - May - 2018
Explore some of Melbourne’s most famous buildings this July at the Open House Melbourne Weekend
20 - May - 2018
Famous architects arrive in Melbourne for Southbank by Beulah competition
18 - May - 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

Fender Katsalidis 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 package and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates.  

 

To apply, 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.  

GRADUATE ARCHITECT SYDNEY

We are currently seeking registrations of interest from talented graduates and experienced graduates of architecture who present a compelling portfolio of academic and/or industry work.    

Preferred candidates should demonstrate their broad experience on medium to large-scale project typologies or have working knowledge in the practical application of ArchiCAD. 

FK is a strong practice with an exciting future, committed to maintaining its collaborative studio environment and offering excellent employment options to dedicated and talented design and architectural professionals.  
 

To apply, 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. 

INTERIOR DESIGNER MELBOURNE

Interior designers and interior architects are invited to register their interest and submit portfolio material for an initial six-month contract vacancy we have in our Melbourne studio.  

This role is well-suited to tertiary qualified mid-level design practitioners with ArchiCAD knowledge and experience in high-rise residential, commercial or hotel and accommodation projects.  

The successful candidate will join a collaborative team to assist delivery of Melbourne's tallest residential development, currently under construction.  This particular role will include the preparation of interior drawing packages for construction, coordination of consultant inputs and site related works.  

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

 

To apply, submit your CV and Portfolio to [email protected]

All applications are strictly confidential.   

Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia. 

EMPLOYMENT NATIONAL

Join Fender Katsalidis and embark on a never-ending journey of design-based experiential learning through exciting and challenging projects.

When searching for talented team members to share this undertaking, our vision is constrained neither by systems thinking, nor the private or academic endeavours of those with the required expertise.

We seek to foster and maintain a workplace that supports the life and career stages of our people, and engenders trust and dedication.

If you seek a diverse and challenging career in a process, technical or administrative role; if you want to experience a sense of community and the creative process of a design-led practice; register your interest.


 

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