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
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Curzon
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Roland Catalani
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Claire Matheson
Associate
Cliff Chang
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
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Curzon
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Roland Catalani
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Claire Matheson
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

Hobart named sixth coolest neighbourhood in the world
19 - Sep - 2019
The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world for 2019 revealed
18 - Sep - 2019
Gilt Edged Living
15 - Sep - 2019
Triple treat
15 - Sep - 2019
Doors to open on Marriott’s first hotel in Canberra
13 - Sep - 2019
Fender Katsalidis’ ‘babushka building’ to open in Canberra
04 - Sep - 2019
Australia’s most expensive apartments: why Queensland is still a bargain
04 - Sep - 2019
Accor to manage its first coworking space at Melbourne Airport
04 - Sep - 2019
Safety Beach revamp: New development set to widen the appeal of a Mornington Peninsula favourite
03 - Sep - 2019
New and old favourites in Sydney Open 2019 program
03 - Sep - 2019
Construction begins on Fender Katsalidis, Woods Bagot-design hotel at Melbourne Airport
03 - Sep - 2019
Dual-Branded Hotel at Melbourne Airport Kicks Off Construction
02 - Sep - 2019
The first MFW Highrise Runway at Eureka Tower was suitably extra
29 - Aug - 2019
Marriott Debuts in Canberra
30 - Aug - 2019
Destination Canberra: Geocon deal clinches capital’s first Marriott hotel
29 - Aug - 2019
Marriott International announce agreement with Iconic Hotels to open Midnight Hotel in Canberra
29 - Aug - 2019
A Pet-Friendly, Eco-Conscious Luxury Hotel Is Coming to Melbourne
22 - Aug - 2019
New boat dry-stack facility opens at Martha Cove
20 - Aug - 2019
Fender Katsalidis-designed boutique hotel to open in Canberra
19 - Aug - 2019
Hobart named sixth coolest neighbourhood in the world
19 - Sep - 2019
The 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world for 2019 revealed
18 - Sep - 2019
Gilt Edged Living
15 - Sep - 2019
Triple treat
15 - Sep - 2019
Doors to open on Marriott’s first hotel in Canberra
13 - Sep - 2019
Fender Katsalidis’ ‘babushka building’ to open in Canberra
04 - Sep - 2019
Australia’s most expensive apartments: why Queensland is still a bargain
04 - Sep - 2019
Accor to manage its first coworking space at Melbourne Airport
04 - Sep - 2019
Safety Beach revamp: New development set to widen the appeal of a Mornington Peninsula favourite
03 - Sep - 2019
New and old favourites in Sydney Open 2019 program
03 - Sep - 2019
Construction begins on Fender Katsalidis, Woods Bagot-design hotel at Melbourne Airport
03 - Sep - 2019
Dual-Branded Hotel at Melbourne Airport Kicks Off Construction
02 - Sep - 2019
The first MFW Highrise Runway at Eureka Tower was suitably extra
29 - Aug - 2019
Marriott Debuts in Canberra
30 - Aug - 2019
Destination Canberra: Geocon deal clinches capital’s first Marriott hotel
29 - Aug - 2019
Marriott International announce agreement with Iconic Hotels to open Midnight Hotel in Canberra
29 - Aug - 2019
A Pet-Friendly, Eco-Conscious Luxury Hotel Is Coming to Melbourne
22 - Aug - 2019
New boat dry-stack facility opens at Martha Cove
20 - Aug - 2019
Fender Katsalidis-designed boutique hotel to open in Canberra
19 - Aug - 2019

AWARDS

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
Edgewater
Geelong
NewActon East Penthouse
Canberra
NewActon East
Canberra
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
Edgewater
Geelong
NewActon East Penthouse
Canberra
NewActon East
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

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.