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
Aldrich Chen
Associate
Mark Curzon
Director
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
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
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
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
Aldrich Chen
Associate
Mark Curzon
Director
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
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
Sophie Zasempa
Associate

NEWS

Anouska Hempel to judge Dezeen Awards alongside Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann
24 - Feb - 2021
Everything you need to know about buying a home at the Seafarers development
23 - Feb - 2021
Australian Unity and Ord Minnett team up on $125m seniors living project
23 - Feb - 2021
Australian Unity partners with Ord Minnett on $125m aged care project
23 - Feb - 2021
Geocon Takes Canberra Hotel to Market
19 - Feb - 2021
Save thousands: Melbourne apartments you can buy without paying stamp duty
17 - Feb - 2021
Melbourne is now home to the highest infinity pool in Australia
15 - Feb - 2021
Victoria’s best pools: great ideas and inspiration for your own pool building project
14 - Feb - 2021
Raising the roof on luxury apartment living - Australia 108 is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s highest residences.
13 - Feb - 2021
Five homes perfect for a stay-at-home Valentine’s Day
12 - Feb - 2021
GoodWood Dowels in the Hunter House Cafe
12 - Feb - 2021
Luxury apartment offered in St Kilda's Saint Moritz
09 - Feb - 2021
Towers to rise by Yarra
Green light for Fender Katsalidis-designed $1B two-tower Mirvac project in Melbourne
08 - Feb - 2021
Skinny towers: with few prime city sites left, Sydney and Melbourne are going tall and slim
07 - Feb - 2021
The Melbourne suburbs now qualifying for First Home Loan Deposit Scheme after price falls
05 - Feb - 2021
Renters on Cloud Nine at Australia 108
05 - Feb - 2021
Mirvac secure approval for 472 build-to-rent Melbourne apartment development
05 - Feb - 2021
Southern hemisphere’s highest pools unveiled at Fender Katsalidis-designed skyscraper
04 - Feb - 2021
Anouska Hempel to judge Dezeen Awards alongside Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann
24 - Feb - 2021
Everything you need to know about buying a home at the Seafarers development
23 - Feb - 2021
Australian Unity and Ord Minnett team up on $125m seniors living project
23 - Feb - 2021
Australian Unity partners with Ord Minnett on $125m aged care project
23 - Feb - 2021
Geocon Takes Canberra Hotel to Market
19 - Feb - 2021
Save thousands: Melbourne apartments you can buy without paying stamp duty
17 - Feb - 2021
Melbourne is now home to the highest infinity pool in Australia
15 - Feb - 2021
Victoria’s best pools: great ideas and inspiration for your own pool building project
14 - Feb - 2021
Raising the roof on luxury apartment living - Australia 108 is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s highest residences.
13 - Feb - 2021
Five homes perfect for a stay-at-home Valentine’s Day
12 - Feb - 2021
GoodWood Dowels in the Hunter House Cafe
12 - Feb - 2021
Luxury apartment offered in St Kilda's Saint Moritz
09 - Feb - 2021
Towers to rise by Yarra
Green light for Fender Katsalidis-designed $1B two-tower Mirvac project in Melbourne
08 - Feb - 2021
Skinny towers: with few prime city sites left, Sydney and Melbourne are going tall and slim
07 - Feb - 2021
The Melbourne suburbs now qualifying for First Home Loan Deposit Scheme after price falls
05 - Feb - 2021
Renters on Cloud Nine at Australia 108
05 - Feb - 2021
Mirvac secure approval for 472 build-to-rent Melbourne apartment development
05 - Feb - 2021
Southern hemisphere’s highest pools unveiled at Fender Katsalidis-designed skyscraper
04 - Feb - 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.