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

$450m Melbourne Northbank Seafarers Place hotel and mixed-use redevelopment officially approved
10 - Aug - 2018
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
11 - Aug - 2018
Clean up or pay up: Vic gov’t delivers ultimatum for Nylex site developers
10 - Aug - 2018
Victoria Approves Southbank Queenbridge Project After Three Year Wait
15 - Aug - 2018
GPT kicks off Parramatta's new $300m office tower
12 - Aug - 2018
Go-ahead for Riverlee's $450 million Northbank
09 - Aug - 2018
$450m Northbank development in Melbourne CBD gets planning approval
09 - Aug - 2018
Intelligent buildings: threat or opportunity?
08 - Aug - 2018
Victoria approves Southbank Queensbridge tower after three-year permit process
08 - Aug - 2018
Yarra Valley to get new 'voco' 170-room hotel
08 - Aug - 2018
A vertical retirement building designed around a series of ‘courtyard community clubs’
Beulah Awards $200m Celtic Club Construction Contract
06 - Aug - 2018
Paragon pushes Multiplex's Melbourne apartment construction count toward 7,000
06 - Aug - 2018
BIG presents a new skyscraper with two cores for Melbourne's Beulah Tower competition
03 - Aug - 2018
BIG's proposed 'lanescraper' could become australia's tallest building
03 - Aug - 2018
Satellite CBDs winning the office space race
04 - Aug - 2018
Beulah appoints Multiplex for Celtic Club redevelopment
06 - Aug - 2018
Architecture's finest compete to design Australia’s tallest tower
03 - Aug - 2018
BIG, OMA, MVRDV among designers shortlisted for Australia’s highest building
01 - Aug - 2018
$450m Melbourne Northbank Seafarers Place hotel and mixed-use redevelopment officially approved
10 - Aug - 2018
Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
11 - Aug - 2018
Clean up or pay up: Vic gov’t delivers ultimatum for Nylex site developers
10 - Aug - 2018
Victoria Approves Southbank Queenbridge Project After Three Year Wait
15 - Aug - 2018
GPT kicks off Parramatta's new $300m office tower
12 - Aug - 2018
Go-ahead for Riverlee's $450 million Northbank
09 - Aug - 2018
$450m Northbank development in Melbourne CBD gets planning approval
09 - Aug - 2018
Intelligent buildings: threat or opportunity?
08 - Aug - 2018
Victoria approves Southbank Queensbridge tower after three-year permit process
08 - Aug - 2018
Yarra Valley to get new 'voco' 170-room hotel
08 - Aug - 2018
A vertical retirement building designed around a series of ‘courtyard community clubs’
Beulah Awards $200m Celtic Club Construction Contract
06 - Aug - 2018
Paragon pushes Multiplex's Melbourne apartment construction count toward 7,000
06 - Aug - 2018
BIG presents a new skyscraper with two cores for Melbourne's Beulah Tower competition
03 - Aug - 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

ARCHITECT / EXPERIENCED GRADUATE OF ARCHITECTURE MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is currently looking for an Architect or Graduate of Architecture to join our established teams in Melbourne and Sydney.  

The successful candidate will have experience across a variety of project types including: high-rise residential, multi-residential, hotel, commercial buildings, retirement living and aged care facilities.  Strength in the areas of sketch design, design development, CAD design and documentation, graphics packages, consultant coordination and client presentation packages are ALL of significant interest. 

Applicants should present a compelling portfolio of work. Skill in the use of ArchiCAD will be highly regarded.

FK offers the successful candidate a friendly and supportive studio environment dedicated to the delivery of design excellence to clients and the built environment.  

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

Fender Katsalidis is an award-winning design studio which delivers meaningful projects across urban design, architecture and interiors. We engage with clients and partners collaboratively to deliver a shared vision through excellent, sustainable and innovative design. FK is renowned for our landmark projects such as Eureka Tower, Mona Museum, and the currently under construction Australia 108. 

 

Register your confidential application via email to [email protected]  

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

www.fkaustralia.com 

PROJECT ARCHITECT MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is currently looking for an experienced Project Architect to join our established team in Melbourne.

This role has been newly created to service a range of recently commissioned projects.

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.  Skill in the use of ArchiCAD will be highly regarded.  

FK offers the successful candidate a friendly and supportive studio environment dedicated to the delivery of design excellence to clients and the built environment.  

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

Fender Katsalidis is an award-winning design studio which delivers meaningful projects across urban design, architecture and interiors. We engage with clients and partners collaboratively to deliver a shared vision through excellent, sustainable and innovative design. FK is renowned for our landmark projects such as Eureka Tower, Mona Museum, and the currently under construction Australia 108. 

 

 


Register your confidential application via email to [email protected]  

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

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is currently looking for a Senior Interior Designer to join our established interiors team in Melbourne.

Our Senior Interior Designers collaborate in design and delivery across a range of sectors including commercial, hospitality, aged-care, cultural, luxury and high rise residential projects.  With an increasing number of commissioned and prospective projects requiring our attention, we are very excited about the interesting and challenging design opportunities being presented to us.

The ideal candidate would be competent and experienced in the following areas of design, delivery and project responsibility: 

  • Proven interior planning, concept and schematic design skills;
  • The ability to envision and evolve interior schemes and effectively communicate resolved concept options and developed designs to clients, consultants and stakeholders;
  • Effective presentation skills;
  • Strong FF&E selection and procurement skills and experience;
  • Coordinating the delivery of project interior documentation packages; 
  • Services coordination, review and assessment of site related works; 
  • The ability to competently use graphics packages such as Photoshop and InDesign;
  • A strong interest and ability to coach and develop undergraduate and graduate design personnel; and
  • The ability to engender the trust and cooperation of people at all levels of organisations.

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

Fender Katsalidis is an award-winning design studio which delivers meaningful projects across urban design, architecture and interiors. We engage with clients and partners collaboratively to deliver a shared vision through excellent, sustainable and innovative design. FK is renowned for our landmark projects such as NewActon Nishi, Mona Museum, and the recently completed Buxton Contemporary. 

FK offers the successful candidate a friendly and supportive studio environment dedicated to the delivery of design excellence to clients and the built environment. 

 

 


Register your confidential application via email to [email protected]  

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

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is seeking a confident and motivated professional to join our Sydney studio in the role of Project Accountant.

Suited to a candidate seeking to work in a creative studio, the role involves liaising with project leaders to analyse and report on project performance, establish and maintain project budgets and ongoing project plans, monthly project invoicing and revenue recognition processing.

Other responsibilities include debtor monitoring and reporting, month-end project reporting and analysis and maintaining project financial information and data including forecast fees and budgets.

The role involves collaborating closely with our Melbourne-based finance team to ensure accurate and timely project accounting and reporting. Ongoing training and support will be provided to the successful applicant.

Our ideal candidate will have an accounting background and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a professional services environment.  Proven skill in Excel, Word and experience in the practical use of an accounting system is required, BST Enterprise preferred. 

FK offers a friendly and team-focussed environment. We look forward to welcoming the right individual to support our talented and dedicated team. This is a full-time role 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.  Salary will be negotiated with reference to applicant’s own skills and experience.   

Fender Katsalidis is an award-winning design studio which delivers meaningful projects across urban design, architecture and interiors. We engage with clients and partners collaboratively to deliver a shared vision through excellent, sustainable and innovative design.

 

 


To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Subject reference:  SYD Project Accountant

Applications close COB Monday, 30th July 2018    

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

IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Sydney studio in the newly-created role of IT Support Technician.  

Reporting to our Melbourne-based IT Manager, and with support from various service providers; the primary focus of this role is level 1 and 2 user desktop and network administration support to the Sydney professional team. 

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • User desktop troubleshooting and help desk support; 
  • AV troubleshooting; 
  • End-user hardware and software installation as directed; 
  • Workstation configuration and portable device set-ups;
  • Maintaining logs of user requests and resolution;  
  • User level basic training and IT induction; 
  • Back-up and archiving procedures; and
  • Maintaining local equipment log and assets list. 

Daily interaction with users requires timely, effective and friendly written and verbal communication skills. 

Our ideal candidate will have approximately 2 years of experience in a desktop support role.  We are seeking an applicant who is proactive, willing to learn and with the ability to deal well under pressure while maintaining a positive, friendly and professional attitude and approach.    

Certificate or diploma level qualifications in IT will be highly regarded.  Training and support will be provided to the successful candidate.    

FK offers a friendly and team-focussed studio environment; we look forward to welcoming the right individual to support our talented and dedicated team. This is a full-time role 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday; with the requirement to be punctual, reliable and have a reasonably flexible attitude towards working hours from time to time.  

Fender Katsalidis is an award-winning design studio which delivers meaningful projects across urban design, architecture and interiors. We engage with clients and partners collaboratively to deliver a shared vision through excellent, sustainable and innovative design.

 

 


To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Subject reference:  SYD IT Support Technician

Applications close COB Monday, 30th July 2018  

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