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
Claire Matheson
Associate Director
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
Claire Matheson
Associate Director
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

Could Cockatoo Island become the next MONA?
18 - Feb - 2020
Feeling the vibe – the value of public art
14 - Feb - 2020
Mirvac adds Lotte name to luxe retail tenants
11 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis has introduced a new parental leave policy
04 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis announces new parental leave policy
06 - Feb - 2020
Leading the change: Fender Katsalidis introduces equal parental leave
11 - Feb - 2020
Geocon wins approval for new ACT luxury hotel
07 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis’ luxurious Canberra hotel
07 - Feb - 2020
Tzannes, Fender Katsalidis design Sydney housing complex
07 - Feb - 2020
Redevelopment of Australian Institute of Music’s headquarters in Surry Hills has everyone singing
07 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis’ equal-gender parental leave pay
06 - Feb - 2020
6A Architects designs ‘prototype’ towers for Melbourne
04 - Feb - 2020
Instagramable rooftop and new Gus’ Cafe within new greenlit Geocon Garema Place hotel development
30 - Jan - 2020
Inside Fender Katsalidis's new parental leave policy
29 - Jan - 2020
Tallest building in Australia: Where is it and who built it?
16 - Jan - 2020
Fender Katsalidis pulls off “Babushka building” in Canberra hotel
14 - Jan - 2020
Hobart's In The Hanging Garden is a flexible hospitality and culture space
14 - Jan - 2020
Underground Tunnels at Hobart’s Mona Challenges Visitors
05 - Jan - 2020
Buyers opt for low-maintenance luxury living at lauded Kew address
23 - Dec - 2019
Could Cockatoo Island become the next MONA?
18 - Feb - 2020
Feeling the vibe – the value of public art
14 - Feb - 2020
Mirvac adds Lotte name to luxe retail tenants
11 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis has introduced a new parental leave policy
04 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis announces new parental leave policy
06 - Feb - 2020
Leading the change: Fender Katsalidis introduces equal parental leave
11 - Feb - 2020
Geocon wins approval for new ACT luxury hotel
07 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis’ luxurious Canberra hotel
07 - Feb - 2020
Tzannes, Fender Katsalidis design Sydney housing complex
07 - Feb - 2020
Redevelopment of Australian Institute of Music’s headquarters in Surry Hills has everyone singing
07 - Feb - 2020
Fender Katsalidis’ equal-gender parental leave pay
06 - Feb - 2020
6A Architects designs ‘prototype’ towers for Melbourne
04 - Feb - 2020
Instagramable rooftop and new Gus’ Cafe within new greenlit Geocon Garema Place hotel development
30 - Jan - 2020
Inside Fender Katsalidis's new parental leave policy
29 - Jan - 2020
Tallest building in Australia: Where is it and who built it?
16 - Jan - 2020
Fender Katsalidis pulls off “Babushka building” in Canberra hotel
14 - Jan - 2020
Hobart's In The Hanging Garden is a flexible hospitality and culture space
14 - Jan - 2020
Underground Tunnels at Hobart’s Mona Challenges Visitors
05 - Jan - 2020
Buyers opt for low-maintenance luxury living at lauded Kew address
23 - Dec - 2019

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

GRADUATE OF ARCHITECTURE MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is currently looking for a Graduate of Architecture to join our established team in Melbourne.  

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years industry experience and advanced working knowledge of both ArchiCAD and Revit.  Their portfolio should further demonstrate design development and/or construction documentation experience on commercial and/or multi-residential project typologies.  

As a Graduate, you shall have completed your Masters of Architecture or equivalent tertiary education and your experience should have you well-versed in Australian building codes and standards.  

Further strength in the areas of sketch design, consultant coordination, details for construction, schedules and presentation packages are ALL of significant interest.  As is competency in the use of other software packages such as; Photoshop, Indesign, Artlantis and Lumion.  

FK offers the successful candidate a friendly and supportive studio environment dedicated to the delivery of design excellence to clients and the built environment.  

 


 

Register your confidential application via email to [email protected]  

Subject reference: Graduate of Architecture - Melbourne

Applications close: 9am, Friday 28th February 2020

 

 

Recruitment agents are not required to introduce applicants to the business for this role.