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
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
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
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Cliff Chang
Associate
Jackson Cranfield
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

Ovolo Group Continues Australian Hotel Expansion with Canberra Acquisition
18 - Jan - 2018
Top future projects of 2017
27 - Dec - 2017
Collector David Walsh's subterranean Mona museum gets bigger in Tasmania
26 - Dec - 2017
Record price for landmark BMW site on Melbourne’s Southbank
20 - Dec - 2017
First MQ residential tower
05 - Dec - 2018
Developer Beulah parks up at BMW in Melbourne's Southbank
20 - Dec - 2017
Midtown Centre to replace Brisbane's ageing government towers
05 - Dec - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Set to Transform Brisbane Midtown Precinct with 26-Storey Tower
04 - Dec - 2017
MONA founder David Walsh offers 'Golden Tickets', chocolate to neighbours as a 'thank you'
03 - Dec - 2017
Lendlease, Mitsubishi ink $400m deal
27 - Nov - 2017
Lendlease Shakes Hands with Overseas Company to Deliver Melbourne Quarter
26 - Nov - 2017
Mitsubishi Estate signs up for Lendlease skyscraper
24 - Nov - 2017
GPT Group’s ‘Northern Gateway’ to Parramatta
02 - Nov - 2017
Hobart’s Tourism Boom Drives Hotel Development
12 - Oct - 2017
First stage of north bank goods shed project to begin with wharf restoration
11 - Oct - 2017
The Other Moderns: meet the creatives we almost forgot
09 - Oct - 2017
New 48-storey skyscraper set to be added to Southbank skyline
30 - Sep - 2017
‘Most translucent building in Parramatta’ wins commercial tower competition
28 - Sep - 2017
The X factor - 308 Exhibition set to join the Carlton Gardens line up
21 - Sep - 2017
Ovolo Group Continues Australian Hotel Expansion with Canberra Acquisition
18 - Jan - 2018
Top future projects of 2017
27 - Dec - 2017
Collector David Walsh's subterranean Mona museum gets bigger in Tasmania
26 - Dec - 2017
Record price for landmark BMW site on Melbourne’s Southbank
20 - Dec - 2017
First MQ residential tower
05 - Dec - 2018
Developer Beulah parks up at BMW in Melbourne's Southbank
20 - Dec - 2017
Midtown Centre to replace Brisbane's ageing government towers
05 - Dec - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Set to Transform Brisbane Midtown Precinct with 26-Storey Tower
04 - Dec - 2017
MONA founder David Walsh offers 'Golden Tickets', chocolate to neighbours as a 'thank you'
03 - Dec - 2017
Lendlease, Mitsubishi ink $400m deal
27 - Nov - 2017
Lendlease Shakes Hands with Overseas Company to Deliver Melbourne Quarter
26 - Nov - 2017
Mitsubishi Estate signs up for Lendlease skyscraper
24 - Nov - 2017
GPT Group’s ‘Northern Gateway’ to Parramatta
02 - Nov - 2017
Hobart’s Tourism Boom Drives Hotel Development
12 - Oct - 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

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN SYDNEY

We are seeking an experienced Architectural Technician for a temporary contract role initially and with opportunity to negotiate a permanent arrangement for the right candidate.

Applicants should enjoy working efficiently as part of a team and demonstrate a strong ArchiCAD skillset. Relevant industry experience to be presented in a compelling portfolio of work and ideally includes medium density, high-rise residential and tall commercial development sectors, however in-depth exposure on other building types of suitable scale and complexity would certainly be considered. Experience with BIM and the ability to produce construction details using ArchiCAD is highly regarded.

The preferred candidate's portfolio should include exemplars of their production of working drawings including relevant design development and/or construction documentation.

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.


To apply: 

Submit your details including CV and sample portfolio to [email protected]

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

PROFESSIONAL RECEPTIONIST MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is an award-winning architectural studio highly regarded for its vibrant studio culture and sophisticated methodology.  We are seeking an experienced and professional receptionist to lead our front-of-house operations and function as a key representative of the company.    

This role requires impeccable presentation, a high level of attention to detail, friendly and professional communication skills and the ability to host and interact with staff, visitors, suppliers and clients on a variety of levels in an accommodating and conscientious manner.  By nature, the successful individual consistently maintains a calm demeanour and approaches their working day with initiative and a positive attitude. 

Day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining a presentable studio - daily set-up of reception and boardroom spaces, kitchen and kitchenette, print and supply areas;
  • Coordination of boardroom bookings for all FK hosted meetings, in-house training and industry events;
  • Meet and greet visitors, attend to their needs and provide refreshments;
  • Liaise with architectural industry suppliers; 
  • Coordinate and maintain reliable reception functions - couriers, cab-charge, distribution of mail, catering etc;
  • Troubleshoot and maintain company phone and boardroom AV systems;
  • Provide assistance with the organisation of staff functions and be an enthusiastic member of the social committee;
  • Provide broader assistance to the Studio Administrator, HR Coordinator and Finance team with data entry, printing, filing etc; and
  • Perform and coordinate general office errands for the wider studio.

The preferred candidate will have strong PC and Microsoft Office skills and be enthusiastic in learning and championing our boardroom audio visual systems ensuring the delivery of seamless client presentations. 

This is a full-time role 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday; which requires you to be punctual, reliable and have a reasonably flexible attitude towards working hours from time to time.  Salary will be negotiated with reference to applicant's own skills and experience.  


To apply: 

Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your suitability for the role to [email protected]

Subject reference:  Receptionist 2018

Applications close COB Monday, 15th January 2018

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

 

www.fkaustralia.com 

NEW YEAR OPPORTUNITIES MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

Happy New Year, the FK studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are offering a number of openings for qualified architects, architectural technicians and experienced graduates of architecture.  Those with broad experience on medium to large-scale project typologies including; high-rise residential, multi-residential, hotels, commercial towers, retirement living and aged care facilities are invited to submit applications. 

Applicants who demonstrate strengths in one or more of the following skill sets, namely; design development, town planning CAD documentation, ArchiCAD model management, consultant coordination or project and team leadership, are all of significant interest. 

FK offers to potential candidates a flexible and supportive studio environment dedicated to the delivery of design excellence to clients. Secure full time positions are available for talented professionals pursuing rewarding careers.  

Simply submit your confidential application via email to [email protected]

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

 

www.fkaustralia.com