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.

LEADERSHIP

Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Baudin
Director
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Curzon
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Roland Catalani
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Claire Matheson
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Craig Baudin
Director
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Curzon
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Chris Johnson
Principal
Falk Peuser
Principal
James Mills
Principal
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Roland Catalani
Principal
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wuff Keeble
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Claire Matheson
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate
Kianson Tay
Associate
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

NSW club operators use design and mixed-use solutions to attract new audiences
24 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs a cave-like interior for Harbord Diggers Club
22 - May - 2019
PNB likely to refurbish its old HQ once the PNB118 is completed in early 2021
21 - May - 2019
Developer Golden Age to create ‘New Chinatown’ in Box Hill as part of $450m redevelopment
21 - May - 2019
Canberra apartment buyers told light rail will get them to the city in 10 mins
20 - May - 2019
Geocon make new pitch to first-home buyers as ACT prepares to abolish grant scheme
18 - May - 2019
DesignBUILD coverage: Wrap-up of DAY ONE
15 - May - 2019
Geocon’s 520-apartment development in city gets green light
13 - May - 2019
View point
22 - May - 2019
Planners, architects blueprint Sydney’s future at DesignBUILD expo
09 - May - 2019
Urban ‘skyfarm’ to be built atop Melbourne carpark
08 - May - 2019
Geocon unveils third attempt at Garema Place hotel development
09 - May - 2019
Building partners and health providers to tour 18-bedroom crisis centre
01 - Apr - 2019
Geocon wins approval for $200 million city development
06 - May - 2019
2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards shortlist
03 - May - 2019
DarkLab and developer Riverlee set to open $5m ‘In the Hanging Garden’ cultural precinct in Hobart’s
03 - May - 2019
Melbourne's Marvellous Museums - The best spots to catch some culture in the city
01 - Apr - 2019
Bill Shorten's $50m MONA gamble to 'back in the future of Tasmanian tourism', but will it pay off?
Shorten the shucker warns against 'tosser'
27 - Apr - 2019
NSW club operators use design and mixed-use solutions to attract new audiences
24 - May - 2019
Fender Katsalidis designs a cave-like interior for Harbord Diggers Club
22 - May - 2019
PNB likely to refurbish its old HQ once the PNB118 is completed in early 2021
21 - May - 2019
Developer Golden Age to create ‘New Chinatown’ in Box Hill as part of $450m redevelopment
21 - May - 2019
Canberra apartment buyers told light rail will get them to the city in 10 mins
20 - May - 2019
Geocon make new pitch to first-home buyers as ACT prepares to abolish grant scheme
18 - May - 2019
DesignBUILD coverage: Wrap-up of DAY ONE
15 - May - 2019
Geocon’s 520-apartment development in city gets green light
13 - May - 2019
View point
22 - May - 2019
Planners, architects blueprint Sydney’s future at DesignBUILD expo
09 - May - 2019
Urban ‘skyfarm’ to be built atop Melbourne carpark
08 - May - 2019
Geocon unveils third attempt at Garema Place hotel development
09 - May - 2019
Building partners and health providers to tour 18-bedroom crisis centre
01 - Apr - 2019
Geocon wins approval for $200 million city development
06 - May - 2019

AWARDS

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
Edgewater
Geelong
NewActon East Penthouse
Canberra
NewActon East
Canberra
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
Edgewater
Geelong
NewActon East Penthouse
Canberra
NewActon East
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

PROJECT ARCHITECTS MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

Multiple opportunties available for committed Project Architects with broad experience in design and delivery of sophisticated commercial, multi-residential and/or aged-care projects.  

Our preferred candidates will be effective and supportive in providing direction to project teams; and understand how enthusiastic collaboration forms the basis for excellence.    

Applicants should demonstrate their experience in project leadership and their ability to deliver high quality design and documentation through a compelling history of work. 

Secure full-time positions available.

Salary packages and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience.

 


Submit your registration of interest to: [email protected]  

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