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
Principal
Craig Baudin
Director
Amanda Calvert
Associate
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate Director
Cheryn Cheam
Associate
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Daniel Goldin
Associate
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate Director
Sarah Hurst
Associate Director
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Tim Jones
Associate
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wayne King
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Principal
Joel Lee
Associate
Petra Magendanz
Associate Director
Danny Mandrovski
Associate Director
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Rosie Morley
Principal
Mark Murphy
Managing Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Josie Porter
Associate
Megan Rodgers
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate Director
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Principal
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Rosie Adams-Schimminger
Associate
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Principal
Craig Baudin
Director
Amanda Calvert
Associate
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate Director
Cheryn Cheam
Associate
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Daniel Goldin
Associate
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate Director
Sarah Hurst
Associate Director
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Tim Jones
Associate
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wayne King
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Principal
Joel Lee
Associate
Petra Magendanz
Associate Director
Danny Mandrovski
Associate Director
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Rosie Morley
Principal
Mark Murphy
Managing Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Josie Porter
Associate
Megan Rodgers
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate Director
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Principal
Quinn Xi
Associate Director

NEWS

A rundown logging wharf could be transformed into the next iconic tourist destination in Tasmania.
05 - Nov - 2021
Historic Sydney beach hotel to be transformed
29 - Jul - 2021
Can Boutique-Scale Build-To-Rent Stack Up?
Ashe Morgan seeks Partner on Brisbane's $700m plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
Ashe Morgan seeks partner on Brisbane's $700m-plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
5 Historical Structures in Australia - Celebrating Australian Architecture
24 - Aug - 2021
DA for Fender Katsalidis-designed commercial development
19 - Aug - 2021
Yarra One: EcoWorld to do its own online auction for brand new South Yarra apartment
20 - Aug - 2021
Build-to-Rent's Global Model Gets Aussie Inspiration
23 - Aug - 2021
First WOVA Apartments on sale as construction set for mid year start.
Australia’s largest vertical solar system on Beulah’s Melbourne CBD tower
08 - Apr - 2021
Geocon's Wova development set to commence construction within months
07 - Apr - 2021
Geocon Locks In Funding for Final Stage of $1bn Precinct
07 - Apr - 2021
Dexus sells $285m tower as tenant activity lifts
06 - Apr - 2021
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
03 - Apr - 2021
Heritage retention works complete at Seafarers
02 - Apr - 2021
Plans lodged for Central Place Sydney towers
07 - Apr - 2021
The Yarra Valley is landing three new wine and dine options
05 - Apr - 2021
Eureka Tower: Fred Schepisi, Daniel Grollo, Elias and Samantha Jreissati luxury pads for sale
02 - Apr - 2021
A rundown logging wharf could be transformed into the next iconic tourist destination in Tasmania.
05 - Nov - 2021
Historic Sydney beach hotel to be transformed
29 - Jul - 2021
Can Boutique-Scale Build-To-Rent Stack Up?
Ashe Morgan seeks Partner on Brisbane's $700m plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
Ashe Morgan seeks partner on Brisbane's $700m-plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
5 Historical Structures in Australia - Celebrating Australian Architecture
24 - Aug - 2021
DA for Fender Katsalidis-designed commercial development
19 - Aug - 2021
Yarra One: EcoWorld to do its own online auction for brand new South Yarra apartment
20 - Aug - 2021
Build-to-Rent's Global Model Gets Aussie Inspiration
23 - Aug - 2021
First WOVA Apartments on sale as construction set for mid year start.
Australia’s largest vertical solar system on Beulah’s Melbourne CBD tower
08 - Apr - 2021
Geocon's Wova development set to commence construction within months
07 - Apr - 2021
Geocon Locks In Funding for Final Stage of $1bn Precinct
07 - Apr - 2021
Dexus sells $285m tower as tenant activity lifts
06 - Apr - 2021
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
03 - Apr - 2021
Heritage retention works complete at Seafarers
02 - Apr - 2021
Plans lodged for Central Place Sydney towers
07 - Apr - 2021
The Yarra Valley is landing three new wine and dine options
05 - Apr - 2021
Eureka Tower: Fred Schepisi, Daniel Grollo, Elias and Samantha Jreissati luxury pads for sale
02 - Apr - 2021

AWARDS

108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
171 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail
Adelaide
Australia 108
Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Circular Quay
Sydney
Deutscher Art Gallery
Melbourne
Edgewater
Geelong
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Eureka Tower
Melbourne
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
171 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail
Adelaide
Australia 108
Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Circular Quay
Sydney
Deutscher Art Gallery
Melbourne
Edgewater
Geelong
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Eureka Tower
Melbourne

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

WORKING AT FK

We’re an award-winning architectural firm with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and landmark developments across Australia and Asia. We’ve designed Melbourne’s tallest, most recognisable pair of buildings, the soon-to-be second-tallest skyscraper in the world and the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere, among others.

Structures aside, we’re equally proud of the culture we’ve built here at FK. Which is why we aim to hire people who share the same passion for design and the built environment as they do for teamwork and collaboration.

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT MELBOURNE

We are looking for a part time Accounts Assistant to work with our growing Finance team who provide the practice with end-to-end finance support, reporting and consultation. This key team member will be enthusiastic and ready to assist the wider team.

This role will be responsible for the following:

  • Supplier and vendor invoice entry.
  • Liaising with creditors as required.
  • Reconciling creditor accounts as required.
  • Coordination of regular creditor payment runs.
  • Assisting with set up and verification of new suppliers.
  • Working with the wider support team to coordinate the reconciliation of credit card expenses.
  • Assisting with month-end accounting processes; and
  • Assisting with other ad hoc financial or administrative tasks as reasonably required.

As the next Accounts Assistant, you will have:

  • The ability to work as a trusted and reliable member of a team.
  • An ability to work in a flexible environment and a preparedness to manage priorities while maintaining essential governance routines.
  • A confident and motivated approach to work and professional development.
  • Competency in the use of MS Excel, Word, and other relevant Office 365 applications.
  • Experience with Deltek Vantagepoint or a similar software solution would be highly regarded.

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent part-time position.

This role is well-suited to a candidate with entry level experience or a student of a formal qualification in Finance looking to step into their first role.

We look forward to receiving your CV via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

INTERIOR DESIGNER BRISBANE

An Interior Designer at FK is someone who can work in close collaboration with our senior interiors team to ensure the design intent is upheld across our projects. Our ideal candidate will have prior experience in commercial, hospitality or retail design, and they will be a versatile candidate who is ready to join FK’s growing interior design team.

As our next Interior Designer, you will have:

  • proven experience working on projects of scale
  • excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence
  • the ability to manage multiple priorities and meeting timeframes and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy
  • the ability to conduct research and deliver findings in a timely manner
  • strong consultant coordination experience and ability to manage external stakeholders efficiently
  • effective problem solving and negotiation skills to make informed, timely and effective decisions
  • excellent liaison skills to communicate with clients

The role will involve:

  • core interior design capabilities such as concept planning, sketch design, design development, materials selection, consultant coordination, etc.
  • attendance to delivery on site in liaison with client, builder and consultant
  • precise time management with the ability to contribute to the interiors elements of complex projects
  • ensuring all project milestones meet agreed timeframes, and if there are delays, appropriately timed reporting to senior team members
  • producing documentation to a high standard using construction knowledge
  • working with suppliers to find and specify the best products
  • partnering with external consultants to work to get the best outcomes for the client and the project
  • adhering to all relevant QA and office standards in the execution of work

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, full-time role.

We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

ARCHITECTS MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

 We are looking for talented people to join our team, registered architects in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney are encouraged to apply.

As the newest member of the FK team you will:

  • Have proven experience working on projects of scale, across all project phases.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • Be able to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy while meeting project timeframes.
  • Be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplined project team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes.
  • Be commercially astute, with strong financial management and negotiation skills.
  • Have strong consultant coordination experience and ability to manage external stakeholders efficiently.
  • Utilise effective problem solving and negotiation skills to make informed, timely, and effective decisions.

This important role will involve:

  • Utilizing key architectural skills such as concept planning, sketch design, design development, consultant coordination etc. to contribute to FK’s wide range of projects.
  • Using your construction knowledge to produce documentation to a high standard when required, or to assist those team members who need assistance in producing documentation.
  • Attendance on site including working with clients, builders, and consultants whilst on site to maintain FK’s design standards.
  • Partnering with external consultants to get the best outcomes for the client and the project.
  • Researching, understanding, and complying with relevant building codes and standards, including safe design principles.
  • Adhering to all relevant QA and office standards in the execution of your work.

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, full-time role.

Applicants should be suitably qualified, with a Master of Architecture or equivalent education, have over 4 years’ experience using either Revit or ArchiCAD in a professional environment.

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

EXPERIENCED ARCHITECTURAL GRADUATES MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

We are seeking talented Experienced Graduates of Architecture to join our Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane studio teams.  

We are looking for talented people to join our team, from experienced graduates close to registration to those that have only recently graduated from their Masters degree are encouraged to apply.

As our next Experienced Graduate of Architecture, you will: 

  • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence. 
  • Be able to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy while meeting timeframes. 
  • Be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplined project team. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes. 
  • Be commercially astute, with strong financial management and negotiation skills. 
  • Utilise effective problem solving and negotiation skills to make informed, timely, and effective decisions. 
  • Demonstrate timely and focused collaboration with relevant project team members at all levels.  

This important role will involve: 

  •  Utilizing key architectural skills such as concept planning, sketch design, design development, consultant coordination etc. to contribute to FK’s projects.  
  • Using construction knowledge to produce documentation to a high standard with the support of senior team members. 
  • Attendance on site including working with client, builder, and consultants whilst on site to maintain FK’s design standards.  
  • Partnering with external consultants to get the best outcomes for the client and the project. 
  • Researching, understanding, and complying with relevant building codes and standards, including safe design principles.  
  • Adhering to all relevant QA and office standards in the execution of your work.  

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, full-time role.  

Applicants should be suitably qualified, with a Masters of Architecture or equivalent education and have at least 2 years’ experience using Revit or ArchiCAD in a professional environment. 

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER MELBOURNE

We are seeking a talented Senior Interior Designer to join our Melbourne studio’s interiors team.

A Senior Interior Designer at FK is someone who can work independently as a 2IC to our Associate Directors and Principal team. As a future leader at FK they should work to champion the interior design on their projects in conjunction with Senior team members ensuring the design intent is upheld.

Our successful candidate will be versatile but have a focus on workplace design and proven history working with large clients in this space.

As our next Senior Interior Designer you will have:

  • Proven experience in leading projects of scale in workplace design.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Strong consultant coordination experience and ability to manage external stakeholders effectively.
  • The ability to develop and lead high performing teams by delegating effectively and managing workflow.
  • A passion for commitment to mentoring junior interiors team members to support career development and the capability of the interiors team.
  • A focus on material, products and suppliers research with a keenness to share new knowledge with others.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Commercial acumen, with strong project financial management.
  • Effective problem solving and negotiation skills so that informed, timely, and effective decisions can be made.

This important role will involve:

  • Key interior design skills such as concept planning, sketch design, design development, materials selection, consultant coordination and liaison with documentation team members for construction drawing production.
  • Attendance to delivery on site in liaison with client, builder and consultants would take place during construction.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills with the ability to monitor and manage the Interiors elements of complex projects.
  • Ensure all project milestones meet agreed timeframes and if there are delays appropriately report to senior team members.
  • Mentor and guide employees within the project team, assisting them with any project related enquires when required.
  • Must be able to use their construction knowledge to produce documentation to a high standard when required, or to assist those team members who need assistance in producing documentation.
  • Working with product suppliers to find and specify the best products.
  • Using excellent client liaison skills to communicate with clients.
  • Partner with external consultants to work with them to get the best outcomes for the client and the project.

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, full time role.

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY

We are looking for a Business Development Coordinator to join our National Team. Located in either Melbourne or Sydney, this person will be passionate about the built environment and ready to join an ambitious team focused on growth. FK is a design lead architecture practice with an incredibly strong brand and reputation. Our marketing effort is supported by our strong brand, track record and our people.

Our team's strategic plan for the next decade includes a prominent shift to strategic marketing and business development activity targeting premium national and international clients in the private and public sectors. We envision project work in commercial, large-scale mixed use, build-to-rent, retirement living, aged care, hospitality, education, and cultural sectors as strong areas of future focus for our planning, architecture, and interior design capability.

As a member of the Marketing and Business Development department the BDC’s focus is to assist guide and enable FK’s Principals and Directors to go out and win new Architectural and Interior Design work. Well versed in research techniques and the built environment the BDC will focus on finding and creating opportunities for FK.

Our people are passionate about Business Development and through our Marketing and Business Development Committees we would expect the successful candidate to engage and mentor our people in all things business development.

Position Description

The addition of a BDC to our practice is a national role and will be a foundation for the build-up of a strong support base to help our key people win the right projects in our sectors of focus and with clients who will enjoy and respect the experience of engaging with FK and our collaborators.

To succeed in this role, a person shall require an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to think and act strategically in the expansion of our relationships with existing and potential clients in our sectors of focus. A strong existing network with potential commercial buildings sector clients is highly desirable. We are seeking a commercial, motivated, creative, articulate people person with a passion for business development and the growth of a creative enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting Directors to create and manage the implementation of an agreed business development strategy.
  • Contribute to standards the production of bid packages, submissions, and competition entries for major projects.
  • Providing strategic ideas, solutions and recommendations to Directors on business development activities in relation to all FK locations.
  • Research thoroughly the built environment and new business opportunities for pursuit by FK Principals and Directors.
  • Collection and analysis of data and information to drive our campaigns.
  • Continuously work to build or implement the tools required to support the overall effort to procure strategic clients and projects.
  • Working to enable FK Principals and Directors to convert opportunities to real work.
  • Assisting the wider Marketing and BD team with the tender process in the office, including writing content, coordinating, and managing any other team members contributing.
  • Ensuring all new project leads are accurately entered into our project management system (Deltek)
  • Facilitating and coordinating ongoing liaison with clients to enable project teams maintain ongoing relationships with potential new clients.
  • Work with the Marketing and BD team to expand FK’s presence in the market. 
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and technological advancements.
  • Attend the appropriate number of networking and training events each year to maintain a professional status.

Deliverables

  • Monthly reporting to directors on new BD opportunities.
  • Development of win and earn targets.
  • Business improvement and strategy development.

Key Skills

  • Having excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy.
  • Demonstrating competencies in dealing with work requiring high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrating the ability to conduct research and deliver findings in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes.
  • Commercially astute, with strong financial management, supplier management, and negotiation skills
  • Promoting FK in their daily interactions.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Formal qualification in marketing preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role in the built environment industry.

Application and Selection

All enquiries will be treated with confidentiality. Applications and enquiry regarding the position may be made directly to Mark Murphy, Managing Director or Lauren Waddell, Human Resources Manager via phone (03) 8696 3888 or email [email protected] 

STUDENTS MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

We are always on the lookout for talented Students of Architecture and Interior Design to join our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane studio teams. We aim to have regular student intakes usually around the middle and end of the year, we encourage you to apply at any time to be considered for one of our student intakes.

A Student of Architecture is still studying either their bachelor's or Master of Architecture, while a Student of Interior Design will be studying a formal Interior Design qualification. They are driven, passionate and ready to jump into what may be their first role in a studio. At FK we do not expect our students to know everything, you are here to learn and grow, but we do expect a great attitude, a good design eye and a passion for the built environment.

This important role will involve:

  • Having a strong design eye and the ability to clearly communicate the design intent.
  • Utilizing strong graphic skills to put together project presentations.
  • Being flexible and adaptable, embracing the varying roles the student is expected to fulfil.
  • Being accountable for all work produced by ensuring it is finished to the highest standard and is double checked before being issued to senior team members.
  • Demonstrating competencies in dealing with work requiring high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience using Adobe Suite required.
  • No working experience required – work samples/portfolio displaying creativity and an eye for design will be assessed as an alternative.

And as our next Student of Architecture or Interior Design, you will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a formal qualification in Architecture or Interior Design.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • Having the ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes.
  • Utilise effective problem solving and negotiation skills to make informed, timely, and effective decisions.
  • Be flexible and adaptable, ready to jump on to whatever task is required.
  • Inquisitive and keen to learn and further your knowledge gained through your studies.
  • Be passionate about all thing design and the built environment, contributing to the practice beyond your day-to-day work.

These exciting career opportunities are casual roles to enable the student the ability to manage work and their studies.

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.