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
Nikki Davey
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
Adam McCormack
Associate
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
Nikki Davey
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
Adam McCormack
Associate
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

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
Pools near me: How to get pool ready for next summer via Australia’s 100 Cool Pools
01 - Apr - 2021
Destination Dining: 10 Recent Out-of-Town Openings You Might Have Missed
31 - Mar - 2021
Rolling on the river, finally
27 - Mar - 2021
Design week’s $50m pitch to investors
26 - Mar - 2021
Heritage-listed Goods Shed retention works completed
25 - Mar - 2021
Australian Unity’s former 15-storey Melbourne headquarters set to be transformed into aged care home as part of a partnership with Ord Minnett
25 - Mar - 2021
Canberra’s first Meriton building on way with final DA lodged
24 - Mar - 2021
Sculptural towers proposed for Sydney’s tech hub
23 - Mar - 2021
Giant bee to grow Southbank hive
23 - Mar - 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
Pools near me: How to get pool ready for next summer via Australia’s 100 Cool Pools
01 - Apr - 2021
Destination Dining: 10 Recent Out-of-Town Openings You Might Have Missed
31 - Mar - 2021
Rolling on the river, finally
27 - Mar - 2021
Design week’s $50m pitch to investors
26 - Mar - 2021
Heritage-listed Goods Shed retention works completed
25 - Mar - 2021
Australian Unity’s former 15-storey Melbourne headquarters set to be transformed into aged care home as part of a partnership with Ord Minnett
25 - Mar - 2021
Canberra’s first Meriton building on way with final DA lodged
24 - Mar - 2021
Sculptural towers proposed for Sydney’s tech hub
23 - Mar - 2021
Giant bee to grow Southbank hive
23 - Mar - 2021

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

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.

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 cover letter 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 cover letter via [email protected]

IT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN MELBOURNE

We are seeking a motivated IT Support Technician to join our national team, working from our Melbourne studio. This role will interface with FK team members at all levels of the business, we are looking for someone friendly and ready to help with anything that pops up.

Reporting to our IT Manager and assisting our BIM leaders this person will need to be ready to support our designers with any issues that arise with the various hardware and software packages they use. 

This important role will involve:

  • Providing general on-site and remote support to multiple offices nationally
  • Responding to, and timely resolution of, helpdesk tickets both face-to-face and remotely
  • Providing Operating System and Application technical support (Windows 10, MacOS)
  • Ensuring all equipment remains in peak operating condition
  • Setting up new staff accounts, equipment and performing IT inductions
  • Basic Active Directory administration and support
  • Basic server administration and management
  • Basic network troubleshooting
  • Accurately maintaining and updating asset management software
  • Creating and maintaining knowledge base guides
  • Escalating support requests amongst the team as required
  • Supporting and troubleshooting CAD Applications
  • Managing, monitoring, and deploying software licensing

And as our next IT Support Technician, 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
  • Having the ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy
  • Utilise effective problem-solving skills to make informed, timely, and effective decisions
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude, ready to jump on to whatever task is required
  • Inquisitive and keen to learn and further your knowledge

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

This role will suit a recent graduate of a formal qualification in Information Technology looking to step into the industry.

We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter via [email protected].

 

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY

We are looking for a Business Development Coordinator to join their 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 seeking talented Students of Architecture and Interior Design to join our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane studio teams.

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 at an Architecture practice. 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.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a formal qualification in Architecture or Interior Design
  • No working experience required – work samples/portfolio displaying creativity and an eye for design will be assessed as an alternative.
  • Experience using ArchiCAD preferred.
  • Experience using Adobe Suite required.

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.

And as our next Student of Architecture or Interior Design, 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.
  • 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.

Application and Selection

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected]