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
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
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

Fender Katsalidis $500 million Seafarers project continues to sail ahead
08 - Oct - 2020
Exhibition explores Australia–China architectural relationship
08 - Oct - 2020
Sophisticated Poly Global Residential Tower Christened 'The Times by Poly'
07 - Oct - 2020
Fender Katsalidis-designed, sustainably-focussed Parramatta tower tops out
06 - Oct - 2020
Development on Yarra River’s North Bank Sails On
06 - Oct - 2020
Australia 108 to host Melbourne’s highest ever property inspection
02 - Oct - 2020
GPT Banks on Wave of Office ‘Rightsizers’
02 - Oct - 2020
West Gate Bridge collapse: 50 years on from Australia’s worst industrial disaster
01 - Oct - 2020
Commercial Office Tower – 133 Mary Street, Brisbane City
01 - Oct - 2020
Terracotta lattice tower proposed for Brisbane
01 - Oct - 2020
$320M commercial tower tops out in Parramatta
01 - Oct - 2020
Build begins on Australia’s first 1 Hotels location in Melbourne
01 - Oct - 2020
Riverlee’s $500 million Seafarers project continues to sail ahead
01 - Oct - 2020
Singapore’s ARA Unveils Brisbane CBD Office Tower
01 - Oct - 2020
A giant step forward for Melbourne Quarter
30 - Sep - 2020
Heritage restoration underway at North Wharf
30 - Sep - 2020
23 storey commercial tower proposed for 133 Mary Street
30 - Sep - 2020
Plans for old Convention Centre site move forward
30 - Sep - 2020
GPT top out Parramatta tower
29 - Sep - 2020
Fender Katsalidis $500 million Seafarers project continues to sail ahead
08 - Oct - 2020
Exhibition explores Australia–China architectural relationship
08 - Oct - 2020
Sophisticated Poly Global Residential Tower Christened 'The Times by Poly'
07 - Oct - 2020
Fender Katsalidis-designed, sustainably-focussed Parramatta tower tops out
06 - Oct - 2020
Development on Yarra River’s North Bank Sails On
06 - Oct - 2020
Australia 108 to host Melbourne’s highest ever property inspection
02 - Oct - 2020
GPT Banks on Wave of Office ‘Rightsizers’
02 - Oct - 2020
West Gate Bridge collapse: 50 years on from Australia’s worst industrial disaster
01 - Oct - 2020
Commercial Office Tower – 133 Mary Street, Brisbane City
01 - Oct - 2020
Terracotta lattice tower proposed for Brisbane
01 - Oct - 2020
$320M commercial tower tops out in Parramatta
01 - Oct - 2020
Build begins on Australia’s first 1 Hotels location in Melbourne
01 - Oct - 2020
Riverlee’s $500 million Seafarers project continues to sail ahead
01 - Oct - 2020
Singapore’s ARA Unveils Brisbane CBD Office Tower
01 - Oct - 2020
A giant step forward for Melbourne Quarter
30 - Sep - 2020
Heritage restoration underway at North Wharf
30 - Sep - 2020
23 storey commercial tower proposed for 133 Mary Street
30 - Sep - 2020
Plans for old Convention Centre site move forward
30 - Sep - 2020
GPT top out Parramatta tower
29 - Sep - 2020

AWARDS

George Place
Sydney
Seafarers
Docklands
Tempo
Sydney
The Grace
Albert Park Lake
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Jaques
Richmond
Pharos
Hobart
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
George Place
Sydney
Seafarers
Docklands
Tempo
Sydney
The Grace
Albert Park Lake
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Hallmark
Ivanhoe
Harbord Diggers Club
Freshwater
Jaques
Richmond
Pharos
Hobart
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
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

OFFICE MANAGER MELBOURNE

We’re an award-winning design studio known for delivering meaningful projects across urban design, architecture and interiors.

Due to role progression of the incumbent we are looking for a commercial savvy, personable and enthusiastic Office/Studio Manager to embrace the day-to-day management of our 100+ team and attend to a diverse range of responsibilities that include: 

 

  • Collaborating with studio leadership on a range of operational, finance and administrative requirements
  • Oversee front-of-house (reception) and lead and coordinate local business support team
  • Encourage compliance to plan profitable project outcomes through driving team resource planning within revenue forecasts
  • Oversee and authorise office expenditure within set budgets
  • Coordinate local HR activities and processes
  • Maintain and encourage compliance with studio processes and collaborate on the development of better business practices
  • Maintain a professional and safe work environment for all team members
  • Promote a culture based upon the values of efficiency, creativity, flexibility and world-class quality

Our ideal candidate will have a proactive and intuitive approach to supporting project-based creative teams in a design studio. This person is professionally presented and has all the essentials covered in communication, prioritisation of tasks and problem solving. 

This position is well-suited to an individual with a qualification in a relevant business discipline and a working knowledge of a design-based professional services environment. 

 


   

We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter via email to: [email protected]

Subject reference: Melbourne Office Manager

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER SYDNEY

As a leading architectural practice, Fender Katsalidis is renowned for designing cutting edge buildings with an exemplary degree of technical detail. Employing more than 150 talented professionals across three studios, we are currently looking for gifted and versatile designers to join our fast-growing creative culture in Sydney.

As a designer, you will have a developing eye for design and the ability to workshop perspectives and views that express the essence and impact of the proposed built form.

Professionally, you can demonstrate experience across a range of project typologies such as commercial, high-rise, multi-residential, hotel and seniors living.

Practically, you have strength in the areas of sketch composition, design development, CAD design and documentation and client presentation packages. A complimentary 3D technical skillset also sees you comfortable operating in either Revit and/or ArchiCAD and other design-based applications.

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

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply without delay.

Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

 


   

Email CV and Portfolio to [email protected]

Subject Reference: Sydney Architectural Designer

 

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