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
Associate Director
Craig Baudin
Director
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Mark Curzon
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Sarah Hurst
Associate
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joel Lee
Associate
Danny Mandrovski
Associate
Adam McCormack
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Rosie Adams-Schimminger
Associate
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Craig Baudin
Director
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Mark Curzon
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Sarah Hurst
Associate
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joel Lee
Associate
Danny Mandrovski
Associate
Adam McCormack
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Sophie Zasempa
Associate

NEWS

Victoria approves more than $1b worth of projects
29 - Jun - 2020
Australian Traveller lists 100 places to holiday in Australia this year, including Canberra and the South Coast
25 - Jun - 2020
Australian high-rise infill project melds two obsolete Brisbane office towers together as one
25 - Jun - 2020
Residents move into Geocon's massive Republic precinct in Belconnen
23 - Jun - 2020
Yarra River Protection Overshadows Development
22 - Jun - 2020
Fender Katsalidis Designs $800 Million Masterplan for Melbourne's Southgate
22 - Jun - 2020
$10b in construction projects despite impact of COVID-19
19 - Jun - 2020
Home Truths: Karl Fender
19 - Jun - 2020
Unique project turns two Brisbane office towers into one
17 - Jun - 2020
Two towers become one in Australian architectural first
17 - Jun - 2020
Melbourne now has the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere
12 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108, now officially the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere
11 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108 officially becomes the tallest residential tower in Southern Hemisphere
10 - Jun - 2020
Wallum Partners to renovate old Brisbane office building
10 - Jun - 2020
Melbourne's Australia 108 Tower Is Now Officially the Tallest Residential Building in the Southern Hemisphere
10 - Jun - 2020
Melbourne's Newest Skyscraper Tops Out at 316.7 Meters
09 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108 takes top title
09 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108 Skyscraper Soars to Record Heights
09 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108: Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower reaches milestone
09 - Jun - 2020
Victoria approves more than $1b worth of projects
29 - Jun - 2020
Australian Traveller lists 100 places to holiday in Australia this year, including Canberra and the South Coast
25 - Jun - 2020
Australian high-rise infill project melds two obsolete Brisbane office towers together as one
25 - Jun - 2020
Residents move into Geocon's massive Republic precinct in Belconnen
23 - Jun - 2020
Yarra River Protection Overshadows Development
22 - Jun - 2020
Fender Katsalidis Designs $800 Million Masterplan for Melbourne's Southgate
22 - Jun - 2020
$10b in construction projects despite impact of COVID-19
19 - Jun - 2020
Home Truths: Karl Fender
19 - Jun - 2020
Unique project turns two Brisbane office towers into one
17 - Jun - 2020
Two towers become one in Australian architectural first
17 - Jun - 2020
Melbourne now has the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere
12 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108, now officially the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere
11 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108 officially becomes the tallest residential tower in Southern Hemisphere
10 - Jun - 2020
Wallum Partners to renovate old Brisbane office building
10 - Jun - 2020
Melbourne's Australia 108 Tower Is Now Officially the Tallest Residential Building in the Southern Hemisphere
10 - Jun - 2020
Melbourne's Newest Skyscraper Tops Out at 316.7 Meters
09 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108 takes top title
09 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108 Skyscraper Soars to Record Heights
09 - Jun - 2020
Australia 108: Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower reaches milestone
09 - Jun - 2020

AWARDS

Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
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
Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
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

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 ARCHITECT & STUDIO LEADER BRISBANE

Play a key role in the exciting future of leading Australian-based design team, Fender Katsalidis. With established studios in Melbourne and Sydney, and Brisbane fast-growing, there is a need for a business-minded, creatively driven individual to join FK’s operations in Queensland.

In collaboration with our national team, our Brisbane studio has delivered a number of significant projects, including Midtown Centre which is currently in an advanced stage of construction.

Building on a successful first decade in Queensland, we are aiming to elevate our profile and bolster our portfolio within the region. We wish to appoint a design-focused, registered architect to lead our Brisbane operations, who is capable of growing our local client and consultant network.

Remuneration and conditions are negotiable and timing for commencement will accommodate individual circumstances.

We invite interested candidates to submit their CV and portfolio, or if preferred, make confidential enquiry with Charmayne Dulley via [email protected]

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