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
Catherine Allington
Associate
Benni Aroni
Partner, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Principal
Craig Baudin
Partner
Amanda Calvert
Associate Director
Melinda Chan
Associate Director
Chelsea Chang
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate Director
Cheryn Cheam
Associate
Hayley Cleeland
Associate
Nicky Drobis
Partner
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Trevor Fowler
Associate
Karl Fender OAM
Partner
Daniel Goldin
Associate
Jay Griffin
Associate
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate Director
Sarah Hurst
Associate Director
Mohd Hussin
Associate Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Tim Jones
Associate
Nonda Katsalidis
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
Associate
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Partner
Rosie Morley
Principal
Karen Morris
Associate Director
Mark Murphy
Managing Partner
Adam Murray
Associate
James Pearce
Partner
Falk Peuser
Principal
Josie Porter
Associate
David Robinson
Associate Director
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Andrew Samuel
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate Director
David Sutherland
Partner
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Principal
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Nicole Zeng
Associate
Rosie Adams-Schimminger
Associate
Catherine Allington
Associate
Benni Aroni
Partner, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Principal
Craig Baudin
Partner
Amanda Calvert
Associate Director
Melinda Chan
Associate Director
Chelsea Chang
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate Director
Cheryn Cheam
Associate
Hayley Cleeland
Associate
Nicky Drobis
Partner
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Trevor Fowler
Associate
Karl Fender OAM
Partner
Daniel Goldin
Associate
Jay Griffin
Associate
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate Director
Sarah Hurst
Associate Director
Mohd Hussin
Associate Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Tim Jones
Associate
Nonda Katsalidis
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
Associate
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Partner
Rosie Morley
Principal
Karen Morris
Associate Director
Mark Murphy
Managing Partner
Adam Murray
Associate
James Pearce
Partner
Falk Peuser
Principal
Josie Porter
Associate
David Robinson
Associate Director
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Andrew Samuel
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate Director
David Sutherland
Partner
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Principal
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Nicole Zeng
Associate

NEWS

Paragon Apartments / Fender Katsalidis Architects
EcoWorld International: The developers behind Yarra One apartments in South Yarra
10 - Aug - 2022
Melbourne’s Sapphire by the Gardens tops out
03 - Aug - 2022
Revised designs released for Sydney’s Central Place
15 - Aug - 2022
Fender Katsalidis designs adaptive reuse of 500 Bourke Street office building
21 - Jul - 2022
Push to transform the ‘desolate’ spaces beneath Melbourne’s roads and rail
24 - Jul - 2022
Australia well in the mix at the 2022 World Architectural Festival
13 - Jul - 2022
Australian projects shortlisted in 2022 WAF awards
12 - Jul - 2022
Former Probuild development 500 Bourke revived with $150m redesign
14 - Jul - 2022
Queens Place takes out Residential High Rise Development award at 2022 Asia Pacific Property Awards
24 - Jun - 2022
The extensive hotel-style facilities at Yarra One, South Yarra
04 - May - 2022
The Grace wins Retirement Living architecture award
27 - Jun - 2022
Fender Katsalidis wins Lord Mayor’s prize in Brisbane Architecture Awards
09 - Jun - 2022
Shangri-La Sapphire by the Gardens
02 - Jun - 2022
Empty Toorak lot owned by National Basketball League’s Larry Kestelman sells for $26m
02 - Jun - 2022
WOBO by Orb Property Partners at 103-105 Boundary Road, North Melbourne
01 - Jun - 2022
Milestone reached for architect-designed Melbourne eco-hotel
07 - Jun - 2022
Adaptive reuse wins Fender Katsalidis major accolade
07 - Jun - 2022
Australia’s 52 top wineries of 2022
03 - Jun - 2022
Paragon Apartments / Fender Katsalidis Architects
EcoWorld International: The developers behind Yarra One apartments in South Yarra
10 - Aug - 2022
Melbourne’s Sapphire by the Gardens tops out
03 - Aug - 2022
Revised designs released for Sydney’s Central Place
15 - Aug - 2022
Fender Katsalidis designs adaptive reuse of 500 Bourke Street office building
21 - Jul - 2022
Push to transform the ‘desolate’ spaces beneath Melbourne’s roads and rail
24 - Jul - 2022
Australia well in the mix at the 2022 World Architectural Festival
13 - Jul - 2022
Australian projects shortlisted in 2022 WAF awards
12 - Jul - 2022
Former Probuild development 500 Bourke revived with $150m redesign
14 - Jul - 2022
Queens Place takes out Residential High Rise Development award at 2022 Asia Pacific Property Awards
24 - Jun - 2022
The extensive hotel-style facilities at Yarra One, South Yarra
04 - May - 2022
The Grace wins Retirement Living architecture award
27 - Jun - 2022
Fender Katsalidis wins Lord Mayor’s prize in Brisbane Architecture Awards
09 - Jun - 2022
Shangri-La Sapphire by the Gardens
02 - Jun - 2022
Empty Toorak lot owned by National Basketball League’s Larry Kestelman sells for $26m
02 - Jun - 2022
WOBO by Orb Property Partners at 103-105 Boundary Road, North Melbourne
01 - Jun - 2022
Milestone reached for architect-designed Melbourne eco-hotel
07 - Jun - 2022
Adaptive reuse wins Fender Katsalidis major accolade
07 - Jun - 2022
Australia’s 52 top wineries of 2022
03 - Jun - 2022

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 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.

To learn more about these exciting roles, 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.

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.

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