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
Claire Matheson
Associate Director
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
Claire Matheson
Associate Director
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

Tallest building in Australia: Where is it and who built it?
16 - Jan - 2020
Fender Katsalidis pulls off “Babushka building” in Canberra hotel
14 - Jan - 2020
Hobart's In The Hanging Garden is a flexible hospitality and culture space
14 - Jan - 2020
Underground Tunnels at Hobart’s Mona Challenges Visitors
05 - Jan - 2020
Buyers opt for low-maintenance luxury living at lauded Kew address
23 - Dec - 2019
Melbourne’s newest skyscraper built to move with the wind
18 - Dec - 2019
Year-round holiday living: Paragon’s amenities rival the world’s top luxury hotel facilities
17 - Dec - 2019
Molonglo’s $256 million Nishi sale shows strength of Canberra market
16 - Dec - 2019
Australian Unity completes first stage of vertical retirement precinct
13 - Dec - 2019
First stage of extravagant retirement precinct completes
28 - Nov - 2019
'Mega skyscraper' set to be the biggest structure in the Southern Hemisphere
30 - Dec - 2019
Fender Katsalidis' new star on the Melbourne skyline
29 - Nov - 2019
Riverlee and Darklab permanently reopen In The Hanging Garden in Hobart
22 - Nov - 2019
Australia's tallest residential tower, Australia 108 has completed its landmark Starburst facade
22 - Nov - 2019
Australia 108 becomes Melbourne’s tallest tower at a vertigo-inducing 317m
21 - Nov - 2019
Fender Katsalidis announces 11 new leadership appointments
21 - Nov - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs one of the world's tallest skyscrapers
20 - Nov - 2019
Stunning brick inlay facade welcomes residents at Martha Cove apartments
18 - Nov - 2019
Meriton announce plans for five-star Canberra hotel
18 - Nov - 2019
Tallest building in Australia: Where is it and who built it?
16 - Jan - 2020
Fender Katsalidis pulls off “Babushka building” in Canberra hotel
14 - Jan - 2020
Hobart's In The Hanging Garden is a flexible hospitality and culture space
14 - Jan - 2020
Underground Tunnels at Hobart’s Mona Challenges Visitors
05 - Jan - 2020
Buyers opt for low-maintenance luxury living at lauded Kew address
23 - Dec - 2019
Melbourne’s newest skyscraper built to move with the wind
18 - Dec - 2019
Year-round holiday living: Paragon’s amenities rival the world’s top luxury hotel facilities
17 - Dec - 2019
Molonglo’s $256 million Nishi sale shows strength of Canberra market
16 - Dec - 2019
Australian Unity completes first stage of vertical retirement precinct
13 - Dec - 2019
First stage of extravagant retirement precinct completes
28 - Nov - 2019
'Mega skyscraper' set to be the biggest structure in the Southern Hemisphere
30 - Dec - 2019
Fender Katsalidis' new star on the Melbourne skyline
29 - Nov - 2019
Riverlee and Darklab permanently reopen In The Hanging Garden in Hobart
22 - Nov - 2019
Australia's tallest residential tower, Australia 108 has completed its landmark Starburst facade
22 - Nov - 2019
Australia 108 becomes Melbourne’s tallest tower at a vertigo-inducing 317m
21 - Nov - 2019
Fender Katsalidis announces 11 new leadership appointments
21 - Nov - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs one of the world's tallest skyscrapers
20 - Nov - 2019
Stunning brick inlay facade welcomes residents at Martha Cove apartments
18 - Nov - 2019
Meriton announce plans for five-star Canberra hotel
18 - Nov - 2019

AWARDS

Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
Jaques
Richmond
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction
Canberra
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmania
Robert Marsden Hope Building
Canberra
NewActon South
Canberra
Trio Apartments
Camperdown
Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
Jaques
Richmond
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction
Canberra
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmania
Robert Marsden Hope Building
Canberra
NewActon South
Canberra
Trio Apartments
Camperdown

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES NATIONAL

Join Fender Katsalidis and embark on a never-ending journey of design-based experiential learning through exciting and challenging projects.

When searching for talented team members to share this undertaking, our vision is constrained neither by systems thinking, nor the private or academic endeavours of those with the required expertise.

We seek to foster and maintain a workplace that supports the life and career stages of our people, and engenders trust and dedication.

If you seek a diverse and challenging career in a process, technical or administrative role; if you want to experience a sense of community and the creative process of a design-led practice; register your interest.


 

Submit your registration of interest to: [email protected]  

Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia.