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
Simone Oliver
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
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
Simone Oliver
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

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
GPT Group Raise $400 million in US Debt
26 - Sep - 2017
Geocon Plans Hotel on Historic Parliament Site
22 - Sep - 2017
Cbus buys prime-site Melbourne hotel
22 - Sep - 2017
Geocon buys West Block buildings to create luxury hotel in parliamentary triangle
22 - Sep - 2017
Quintessential eyes Brisbane suburban tower site
22 - Sep - 2017
Lendlease Completes First Stage of Melbourne Quarter Project
07 - Sep - 2017
Geocon to build $100m luxury hotel in the heart of Canberra
07 - Sep - 2017
Twin towers planned for $100m-plus BMW Southbank site
23 - Aug - 2017
Melbourne Quarter redevelopment one step closer in Docklands
06 - Sep - 2017
A Matter of Space
23 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis wins design for GPT's Parramatta tower
15 - Aug - 2017
GPT launches $230m Parramatta office tower
15 - Aug - 2017
Dark Horse
01 - Aug - 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
GPT Group Raise $400 million in US Debt
26 - Sep - 2017
Geocon Plans Hotel on Historic Parliament Site
22 - Sep - 2017
Cbus buys prime-site Melbourne hotel
22 - Sep - 2017
Geocon buys West Block buildings to create luxury hotel in parliamentary triangle
22 - Sep - 2017
Quintessential eyes Brisbane suburban tower site
22 - Sep - 2017
Lendlease Completes First Stage of Melbourne Quarter Project
07 - Sep - 2017
Geocon to build $100m luxury hotel in the heart of Canberra
07 - Sep - 2017
Twin towers planned for $100m-plus BMW Southbank site
23 - Aug - 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

DOCUMENTATION ARCHITECT MELBOURNE

With a strong and diverse pipeline of work, FK are currently inviting registered architects, experienced graduates and technicians; with ArchiCAD experience to submit registrations of interest.  

Applicants should demonstrate experience in the hands on production of working drawings including relevant design development and/or construction documentation experience of medium to large scale residential, commercial or hotel projects.  

Multiple opportunities are available for candidates who have skill and experience in one or more of the following areas:  

  • Detailed design development and construction detailing;
  • BIM management of significant project scale and complexity;
  • Facade details for design development and construction;
  • Preparation and coordination of key documentation packages;  
  • Coordination of consultant inputs; and
  • Production of specification and general contract documentation.  

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in a timely manner.


 

To apply: 

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.