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
Founding Director MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Director
David Sutherland
Director of Planning and Design
Nicky Drobis
Director of Design
James Pearce
Director of Architecture
Craig Baudin
Director of Architecture
Roland Catalani
Director of Architecture
Mark Murphy
Director of Practice
Chris Johnson
Associate Director
James Mills
Associate Director
Falk Peuser
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate
Shem Kelder
Associate
Joe Venuto
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
Karl Fender
Founding Director MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Director
David Sutherland
Director of Planning and Design
Nicky Drobis
Director of Design
James Pearce
Director of Architecture
Craig Baudin
Director of Architecture
Roland Catalani
Director of Architecture
Mark Murphy
Director of Practice
Chris Johnson
Associate Director
James Mills
Associate Director
Falk Peuser
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate
Shem Kelder
Associate
Joe Venuto
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

FENDER KATSALIDIS REFLECTS ON THE LAST 25 YEARS WHILE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH BOOK LAUNCH
15 - May - 2017
Malaysian towers get a trim and a nod in Melbourne CBD
15 - May - 2017
Twin skyscrapers could grow Melbourne's highest green facade
11 - May - 2017
Carlton Gardens tower development includes twin towers with hundreds of apartments, hotel rooms
11 - May - 2017
Landmark redevelopment: Three storey urban forest planned for Melbourne’s Celtic Club site
08 - May - 2017
Belconnen’s latest development promises a distinct Republic
04 - May - 2017
Shared spaces are the secret to sublime living in Moonee Ponds
05 - May - 2017
Heritage wall restored
05 - May - 2017
Salta Properties Pioneers Big Plans For Docklands Development
03 - May - 2017
Multi-family: Salta to create Melbourne's first high-rise rental tower
03 - May - 2017
First 'multi-family' apartment tower to go ahead
03 - May - 2017
Melbourne to get new Hotel Indigo Docklands in 2019
03 - May - 2017
Eco Chic: Australia’s First Elevated Indoor Forest To Rise In Melbourne
02 - May - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Architects: After 25 years Melbourne firm gears up for growth
27 - Apr - 2017
Architect Karl Fender’s grand vision for city living
27 - Apr - 2017
David Walsh's Mona hotel to benefit from Katsalidis' Unitised Building expansion
27 - Apr - 2017
Beulah International & Fender Katsalidis Architects launches luxury residences in Melbourne’s Ivanho
21 - Apr - 2017
How Melbourne’s towering new ‘Ivanhoe’ apartment block keeps it communal
22 - Apr - 2017
Fajarbaru to jointly pioneer Australia’s high-rise indoor forest
20 - Apr - 2017
FENDER KATSALIDIS REFLECTS ON THE LAST 25 YEARS WHILE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH BOOK LAUNCH
15 - May - 2017
Malaysian towers get a trim and a nod in Melbourne CBD
15 - May - 2017
Twin skyscrapers could grow Melbourne's highest green facade
11 - May - 2017
Carlton Gardens tower development includes twin towers with hundreds of apartments, hotel rooms
11 - May - 2017
Landmark redevelopment: Three storey urban forest planned for Melbourne’s Celtic Club site
08 - May - 2017
Belconnen’s latest development promises a distinct Republic
04 - May - 2017
Shared spaces are the secret to sublime living in Moonee Ponds
05 - May - 2017
Heritage wall restored
05 - May - 2017
Salta Properties Pioneers Big Plans For Docklands Development
03 - May - 2017
Multi-family: Salta to create Melbourne's first high-rise rental tower
03 - May - 2017
First 'multi-family' apartment tower to go ahead
03 - May - 2017
Melbourne to get new Hotel Indigo Docklands in 2019
03 - May - 2017
Eco Chic: Australia’s First Elevated Indoor Forest To Rise In Melbourne
02 - May - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Architects: After 25 years Melbourne firm gears up for growth
27 - Apr - 2017

AWARDS

2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
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
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Ice - Plot 9H
Dubai
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
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
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Ice - Plot 9H
Dubai

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

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS MELBOURNE

FKA has recently relocated to a new studio in Southbank and, as a result of our expanded and improved studio environment, we are now seeking experienced interior design professionals to assist the further development of the practice’s interior design capability.

Our well-established interiors team in Melbourne is successfully designing and delivering projects across a range of sectors including commercial, hospitality, aged-care, luxury and high rise residential, galleries and educational projects.  With an increasing number of commissioned and prospective projects requiring our attention we are very excited about our projected future growth and the interesting and challenging design opportunities being presented to us.

Accordingly, our leadership team is pleased to confirm the availability of newly created senior interior designer positions in the Melbourne Studio and that registrations of interest from suitably qualified and experienced candidates would be appreciated.

Successful candidates for these roles shall meet the following general selection criteria:

  • More than five years of experience in interior design or architecture practice;
  • 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;
  • Strong FF&E selection and procurement skills and experience;
  • Hand drawing as well as CAD skills;
  • 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;
  • Effective presentation skills;
  • The ability to engender the trust and cooperation of people at all levels of organisations.

FKA offers successful candidates a flexible and supportive studio environment dedicated to the delivery of design excellence to clients and the built environment.  Secure full-time positions are available for talented people with values that align with ours, and who have an interest in the social and professional development opportunities integral to our vibrant culture.

Salary packages and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates. Candidate must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in a timely manner, to assist a smooth process of enquiry, selection and induction.


 To apply: 

Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio to [email protected]

Covering letter should clearly state:

  • Contact details;
  • Your current location; and
  • Visa or Residency details (if applicable). 

All applications are strictly confidential and may be retained on file for future reference.  Should you wish for your personal details to not be retained please notify us by email.

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIANS MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis Architects in partnership with Unitised Building are seeking architectural technicians or documenters to submit applications. Casual or full-time opportunities are available for immediate commencement.     

Applicants should enjoy working efficiently as part of a team and demonstrate a strong ArchiCAD skillset.  Portfolio work that presents experience in the hands on production of working drawings including relevant design development and/or construction documentation will be highly regarded.    

Salary and terms of engagement are negotiable according to skills, experience and the individual's circumstance.  

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in a timely manner.  

Only applicants with permission to live and work in Australia will be considered. 


To apply: 

Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio to [email protected]

Covering letter should clearly state:

  • Contact details;
  • Your current location; and
  • Visa or Residency details (if applicable). 

All applications are strictly confidential and may be retained on file for future reference.  Should you wish for your personal details to not be retained please notify us by email.