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
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
Petra Magendanz
Associate Director
Danny Mandrovski
Associate Director
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
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
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
Petra Magendanz
Associate Director
Danny Mandrovski
Associate Director
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

NEWS

Anthony Podesta relists Eureka Tower Penthouse for $16m+
12 - Dec - 2021
The world's second tallest skyscraper has just been completed
05 - Jan - 2022
World's second-tallest skyscraper Merdeka 118 tops out in Malaysia
13 - Dec - 2021
A rundown logging wharf could be transformed into the next iconic tourist destination in Tasmania.
05 - Nov - 2021
Historic Sydney beach hotel to be transformed
29 - Jul - 2021
Can Boutique-Scale Build-To-Rent Stack Up?
Ashe Morgan seeks Partner on Brisbane's $700m plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
Ashe Morgan seeks partner on Brisbane's $700m-plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
5 Historical Structures in Australia - Celebrating Australian Architecture
24 - Aug - 2021
DA for Fender Katsalidis-designed commercial development
19 - Aug - 2021
Yarra One: EcoWorld to do its own online auction for brand new South Yarra apartment
20 - Aug - 2021
Build-to-Rent's Global Model Gets Aussie Inspiration
23 - Aug - 2021
First WOVA Apartments on sale as construction set for mid year start.
Australia’s largest vertical solar system on Beulah’s Melbourne CBD tower
08 - Apr - 2021
Geocon's Wova development set to commence construction within months
07 - Apr - 2021
Geocon Locks In Funding for Final Stage of $1bn Precinct
07 - Apr - 2021
Dexus sells $285m tower as tenant activity lifts
06 - Apr - 2021
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
03 - Apr - 2021
Heritage retention works complete at Seafarers
02 - Apr - 2021
Anthony Podesta relists Eureka Tower Penthouse for $16m+
12 - Dec - 2021
The world's second tallest skyscraper has just been completed
05 - Jan - 2022
World's second-tallest skyscraper Merdeka 118 tops out in Malaysia
13 - Dec - 2021
A rundown logging wharf could be transformed into the next iconic tourist destination in Tasmania.
05 - Nov - 2021
Historic Sydney beach hotel to be transformed
29 - Jul - 2021
Can Boutique-Scale Build-To-Rent Stack Up?
Ashe Morgan seeks Partner on Brisbane's $700m plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
Ashe Morgan seeks partner on Brisbane's $700m-plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
5 Historical Structures in Australia - Celebrating Australian Architecture
24 - Aug - 2021
DA for Fender Katsalidis-designed commercial development
19 - Aug - 2021
Yarra One: EcoWorld to do its own online auction for brand new South Yarra apartment
20 - Aug - 2021
Build-to-Rent's Global Model Gets Aussie Inspiration
23 - Aug - 2021
First WOVA Apartments on sale as construction set for mid year start.
Australia’s largest vertical solar system on Beulah’s Melbourne CBD tower
08 - Apr - 2021
Geocon's Wova development set to commence construction within months
07 - Apr - 2021
Geocon Locks In Funding for Final Stage of $1bn Precinct
07 - Apr - 2021
Dexus sells $285m tower as tenant activity lifts
06 - Apr - 2021
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
03 - Apr - 2021
Heritage retention works complete at Seafarers
02 - Apr - 2021

AWARDS

108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
171 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail
Adelaide
Australia 108
Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Circular Quay
Sydney
Deutscher Art Gallery
Melbourne
Edgewater
Geelong
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Eureka Tower
Melbourne
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
171 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail
Adelaide
Australia 108
Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Circular Quay
Sydney
Deutscher Art Gallery
Melbourne
Edgewater
Geelong
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Eureka Tower
Melbourne

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

WORKING AT FK

We’re an award-winning design practice with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and landmark developments across Australia and Asia. We’ve designed Melbourne’s tallest, most recognisable pair of buildings, the soon-to-be second-tallest skyscraper in the world and the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere, among others.

Structures aside, we’re equally proud of the culture we’ve built here at FK. Which is why we aim to hire people who share the same passion for design and the built environment as they do for teamwork and collaboration.

DESIGNERS MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

Behind every Australia 108, MONA and Merdeka 118 is a designer like you.

We’re looking for talented and creative individuals to join our team of design professionals.

Built environments should do more than shape the landscape; they should shape our society. Through their presence and contributions, every building we create must in some way be a force for positive change.

Founded on the philosophy of innovation through collaboration, our practice has evolved from a Melbourne-centric architectural practice, to a highly awarded, multi-disciplinary international design firm.

With studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, a satellite studio in Kuala Lumpur, as well as a sister studio in London, our work influences built environment thinking across the globe.

We’re looking for designers to join our team who are as passionate about the built environment as they are teamwork and collaboration. You should have the creativity and design nous to shape and innovative, as well as the drive to contribute to our studio culture.

To apply, submit your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

SENIOR ARCHITECTS MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

We are seeking motivated Senior Architects to join our team. A Senior Architect at FK is someone who can work independently as a 2IC to our Associate Director and Principal team. As a future leader at FK they should work to champion the design on their projects in conjunction with Senior team members ensuring the design intent is upheld.

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, full-time opportunity.

To learn more reach out to us with your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER BRISBANE

We are seeking a versatile and qualified visual communications professional to join our architecture and design studio in the Brisbane CBD. 

This new role is focussed on supporting the presentation standards and processes of our project teams, such as through the production of design presentations and packages of material for submission to clients and local authorities, including for the purpose of attaining development approvals on major architectural and interior design commissions.

Working in close collaboration with key people in our Marketing and BD team, the role will contribute in an efficient and timely way in accordance with brand guidelines to the production of submissions for new project work, capability statements and other forms of collateral to support the marketing and brand development of the company locally and nationally.

This important role will involve:

  • Supporting project delivery as well as studio marketing and business development
  • Coordinating responses to tender for new project work
  • Preparing brand collateral for specific or general purposes
  • Contributing to the organisation of marketing and BD events and sponsorships
  • Assisting with the maintenance of an image library, CRM, project information sheets and data sheets; and
  • Aiding general studio operations by performing ad hoc basic administrations duties when required.

And as the Graphics and Marketing Team member you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in visual communications, design, or marketing
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, changes to priorities and nail deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, paired with strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience in a similar role preferred

This exciting career opportunity is a newly created permanent full-time opportunity with terrific scope for innovation, growth and influence to the national practice. The appointed candidate will have access to support and coaching from key team members in our Sydney and Melbourne studios.

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

STUDENTS MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

We are always on the lookout for talented Students of Architecture and Interior Design to join our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane studio teams. We aim to have regular student intakes usually around the middle and end of the year, we encourage you to apply at any time to be considered for one of our student intakes.

A Student of Architecture is still studying either their bachelor's or Master of Architecture, while a Student of Interior Design will be studying a formal Interior Design qualification. They are driven, passionate and ready to jump into what may be their first role in a studio. At FK we do not expect our students to know everything, you are here to learn and grow, but we do expect a great attitude, a good design eye and a passion for the built environment.

This important role will involve:

  • Having a strong design eye and the ability to clearly communicate the design intent.
  • Utilizing strong graphic skills to put together project presentations.
  • Being flexible and adaptable, embracing the varying roles the student is expected to fulfil.
  • Being accountable for all work produced by ensuring it is finished to the highest standard and is double checked before being issued to senior team members.
  • Demonstrating competencies in dealing with work requiring high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience using Adobe Suite required.
  • No working experience required – work samples/portfolio displaying creativity and an eye for design will be assessed as an alternative.

And as our next Student of Architecture or Interior Design, you will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a formal qualification in Architecture or Interior Design.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • Having the ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes.
  • Utilise effective problem solving and negotiation skills to make informed, timely, and effective decisions.
  • Be flexible and adaptable, ready to jump on to whatever task is required.
  • Inquisitive and keen to learn and further your knowledge gained through your studies.
  • Be passionate about all thing design and the built environment, contributing to the practice beyond your day-to-day work.

These exciting career opportunities are casual roles to enable the student the ability to manage work and their studies.

We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.