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.

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LEADERSHIP

Rosie Adams-Schimminger
Associate
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Craig Baudin
Director
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Mark Curzon
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Sarah Hurst
Associate
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joel Lee
Associate
Danny Mandrovski
Associate
Adam McCormack
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Rosie Adams-Schimminger
Associate
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Craig Baudin
Director
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Mark Curzon
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Sarah Hurst
Associate
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joel Lee
Associate
Danny Mandrovski
Associate
Adam McCormack
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Sophie Zasempa
Associate

NEWS

Without reserve
19 - Sep - 2020
Mitsubishi, Lendlease Top Out Melbourne Quarter Tower
18 - Sep - 2020
Parramatta: 32 Smith Street reaches construction milestone
16 - Sep - 2020
Melbourne’s top 10 most influential: Sally Capp, Darcy Vesio, Arron Wood
15 - Sep - 2020
Towers to overlook Melbourne’s Yarra river
14 - Sep - 2020
Canberra, the adventure capital
12 - Sep - 2020
Why joining up two Brisbane office buildings was a good idea
10 - Sep - 2020
NewActon: Canberra’s little piece of New York
Co-working providers to expand despite virus hit
02 - Sep - 2020
The District expands with new hotel
02 - Sep - 2020
World’s First AI-Driven Facade for Proposed Towers at Sydney's Tech Central
31 - Aug - 2020
Developers Confident in Brisbane Fringe Office Market
28 - Aug - 2020
Paragon Tower Project Hits Peak in Melbourne
27 - Aug - 2020
2020 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist: Best Hotel Design
27 - Aug - 2020
How this Melbourne high-rise will grow a giant indoor urban forest
27 - Aug - 2020
Riverlee Secures Rezoning Approval for $2bn Masterplan
27 - Aug - 2020
Things to do in Canberra: The surprise find in Australia’s capital city
26 - Aug - 2020
Beulah Paragon tower reaches milestone
24 - Aug - 2020
Fender Katsalidis $200m Paragon project
25 - Aug - 2020
Without reserve
19 - Sep - 2020
Mitsubishi, Lendlease Top Out Melbourne Quarter Tower
18 - Sep - 2020
Parramatta: 32 Smith Street reaches construction milestone
16 - Sep - 2020
Melbourne’s top 10 most influential: Sally Capp, Darcy Vesio, Arron Wood
15 - Sep - 2020
Towers to overlook Melbourne’s Yarra river
14 - Sep - 2020
Canberra, the adventure capital
12 - Sep - 2020
Why joining up two Brisbane office buildings was a good idea
10 - Sep - 2020
NewActon: Canberra’s little piece of New York
Co-working providers to expand despite virus hit
02 - Sep - 2020
The District expands with new hotel
02 - Sep - 2020
World’s First AI-Driven Facade for Proposed Towers at Sydney's Tech Central
31 - Aug - 2020
Developers Confident in Brisbane Fringe Office Market
28 - Aug - 2020
Paragon Tower Project Hits Peak in Melbourne
27 - Aug - 2020
2020 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist: Best Hotel Design
27 - Aug - 2020
How this Melbourne high-rise will grow a giant indoor urban forest
27 - Aug - 2020
Riverlee Secures Rezoning Approval for $2bn Masterplan
27 - Aug - 2020
Things to do in Canberra: The surprise find in Australia’s capital city
26 - Aug - 2020
Beulah Paragon tower reaches milestone
24 - Aug - 2020
Fender Katsalidis $200m Paragon project
25 - Aug - 2020

AWARDS

George Place
Sydney
Seafarers
Docklands
Tempo
Sydney
The Grace
Albert Park Lake
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Jaques
Richmond
Pharos
Hobart
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
George Place
Sydney
Seafarers
Docklands
Tempo
Sydney
The Grace
Albert Park Lake
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Jaques
Richmond
Pharos
Hobart
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
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

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER SYDNEY

As a leading architectural practice, Fender Katsalidis is renowned for designing cutting edge buildings with an exemplary degree of technical detail. Employing more than 150 talented professionals across three studios, we are currently looking for gifted and versatile designers to join our fast-growing creative culture in Sydney.

As a designer, you will have a developing eye for design and the ability to workshop perspectives and views that express the essence and impact of the proposed built form.

Professionally, you can demonstrate experience across a range of project typologies such as commercial, high-rise, multi-residential, hotel and seniors living.

Practically, you have strength in the areas of sketch composition, design development, CAD design and documentation and client presentation packages. A complimentary 3D technical skillset also sees you comfortable operating in either Revit and/or ArchiCAD and other design-based applications.

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

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply without delay.

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

 


   

Email CV and Portfolio to [email protected]

Subject Reference: Sydney Architectural Designer

 

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