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

Fender Katsilidis designs Hobart’s new cultural centre
29 - May - 2019
Melbourne’s Frontyard youth refuge officially opens in the CBD
30 - May - 2019
'Rates could be zero', it won't help, says Rich Lister
29 - May - 2019
Green light for Odeon site plan
30 - May - 2019
Vantage points
29 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs $5 million Hobart cultural precinct
28 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis continues string of MONA projects with adaptive re-use of historic Hobart theatre
27 - Jun - 2019
Golden Age Plan ‘New Chinatown’ in Box Hill
23 - May - 2019
The logistics and statistics behind Geocon's behemoth Republic development in Belconnen
23 - May - 2019
Faro, MONA, Hobart review: a curate’s egg
25 - May - 2019
In the Hanging Garden by Mona’s DarkLab set to change the face of inner city Hobart
24 - May - 2019
Council flags insufficient space for housing over Macquarie Point vision
27 - May - 2019
Melbourne’s Getting a Second $450 Million Chinatown
27 - May - 2019
Rob Mirams on 'big Australia' and the role of architects and planners
23 - May - 2019
A little bit of monarchist Britain on Republic site
23 - May - 2019
Homelessness as an election issue
22 - May - 2019
NSW club operators use design and mixed-use solutions to attract new audiences
24 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs a cave-like interior for Harbord Diggers Club
22 - May - 2019
PNB likely to refurbish its old HQ once the PNB118 is completed in early 2021
21 - May - 2019
Fender Katsilidis designs Hobart’s new cultural centre
29 - May - 2019
Melbourne’s Frontyard youth refuge officially opens in the CBD
30 - May - 2019
'Rates could be zero', it won't help, says Rich Lister
29 - May - 2019
Green light for Odeon site plan
30 - May - 2019
Vantage points
29 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs $5 million Hobart cultural precinct
28 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis continues string of MONA projects with adaptive re-use of historic Hobart theatre
27 - Jun - 2019
Golden Age Plan ‘New Chinatown’ in Box Hill
23 - May - 2019
The logistics and statistics behind Geocon's behemoth Republic development in Belconnen
23 - May - 2019
Faro, MONA, Hobart review: a curate’s egg
25 - May - 2019
In the Hanging Garden by Mona’s DarkLab set to change the face of inner city Hobart
24 - May - 2019
Council flags insufficient space for housing over Macquarie Point vision
27 - May - 2019
Melbourne’s Getting a Second $450 Million Chinatown
27 - May - 2019
Rob Mirams on 'big Australia' and the role of architects and planners
23 - May - 2019
A little bit of monarchist Britain on Republic site
23 - May - 2019
Homelessness as an election issue
22 - May - 2019
NSW club operators use design and mixed-use solutions to attract new audiences
24 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs a cave-like interior for Harbord Diggers Club
22 - May - 2019
PNB likely to refurbish its old HQ once the PNB118 is completed in early 2021
21 - May - 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

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER MELBOURNE

We have a unique opening within the team for a versatile interior design professional with experience in the design and delivery of  projects in sectors such as; commercial, retail and/or high-end residential developments. 

The position provides opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in various stages of project delivery, to facilitate and be responsible for the delivery of project interior packages.  

Our preferred candidate will be hands-on; with solid detailed design development and CAD documentation skills.  They will enjoy working with others and understand how enthusiastic collaboration forms the basis for excellence.

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to deliver high-quality design and documentation through a compelling history and portfolio of work.  

Salary package and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience.

 


Submit your registration of interest to: [email protected]  

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

PROJECT ARCHITECTS MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

Multiple opportunties available for committed Project Architects with broad experience in design and delivery of sophisticated commercial, multi-residential and/or aged-care projects.  

Our preferred candidates will be effective and supportive in providing direction to project teams; and understand how enthusiastic collaboration forms the basis for excellence.    

Applicants should demonstrate their experience in project leadership and their ability to deliver high quality design and documentation through a compelling history of work. 

Secure full-time positions available.

Salary packages and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience.

 


Submit your registration of interest to: [email protected]  

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