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

Victorian Architecture Awards 2019 shortlist revealed
11 - Apr - 2019
A wave of new office towers under construction will put pressure on the vacancy rate in Brisbane
CTBUH Awards World’s Best Tall Buildings 2019
11 - Apr - 2019
Rise above: 12 amazing Australian apartments
05 - Apr - 2019
Urban.com.au profiles 10 of Melbourne’s top luxury apartments
02 - Apr - 2019
New hotel for North Wharf
03 - Apr - 2019
New design for LaTrobe St corner
03 - Apr - 2019
CTBUH Names 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide, Among 20 Other Award Winners
10 - Apr - 2019
Sustainable, nature-inspired hotel planned for Melbourne
29 - Mar - 2019
Woolworths leases double-storey supermarket in landmark Queens Place towers
31 - Mar - 2019
Cranes dominate the country's skyline
30 - Mar - 2019
Planning authority facing backlog in DAs, despite working overtime
29 - Mar - 2019
Mona hotel without name after ‘Motown’ lawsuit threat
28 - Mar - 2019
Riverlee Announces Hotel Brand at $450m Northbank Project
28 - Mar - 2019
New Hotel On Yarra To Create More Than 500 Local Jobs
28 - Mar - 2019
New York and Miami based brand '1 Hotel' announced for Melbourne Northbank Seafarers project
28 - Mar - 2019
Australian Interior Design Awards shortlist announced
25 - Mar - 2019
GPT Breaks Ground on Second Parramatta Tower
25 - Mar - 2019
32 Smith Street's construction continues the rise of Parramatta
25 - Mar - 2019
Victorian Architecture Awards 2019 shortlist revealed
11 - Apr - 2019
A wave of new office towers under construction will put pressure on the vacancy rate in Brisbane
CTBUH Awards World’s Best Tall Buildings 2019
11 - Apr - 2019
Rise above: 12 amazing Australian apartments
05 - Apr - 2019
Urban.com.au profiles 10 of Melbourne’s top luxury apartments
02 - Apr - 2019
New hotel for North Wharf
03 - Apr - 2019
New design for LaTrobe St corner
03 - Apr - 2019
CTBUH Names 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide, Among 20 Other Award Winners
10 - Apr - 2019
Sustainable, nature-inspired hotel planned for Melbourne
29 - Mar - 2019
Woolworths leases double-storey supermarket in landmark Queens Place towers
31 - Mar - 2019
Cranes dominate the country's skyline
30 - Mar - 2019
Planning authority facing backlog in DAs, despite working overtime
29 - Mar - 2019
Mona hotel without name after ‘Motown’ lawsuit threat
28 - Mar - 2019
Riverlee Announces Hotel Brand at $450m Northbank Project
28 - Mar - 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 ARCHITECT MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is currently looking for an experienced Project Architect to join our established team in Melbourne.

FK’s Project Architects perform senior roles on projects and are generally regarded as being on a pathway to leadership positions within the practice.  They work closely with our Directors and Principals and have direct involvement throughout the design and delivery stages. 

To be effective in the role, a practitioner must be competent and experienced in the following areas of responsibility:  

  • Communication and negotiation with project clients and consultants;
  • Leading of project teams and mentoring of team members; 
  • The application and coordination of consultant services inputs; and
  • The production of design development and/or construction documentation packages and working drawings to satisfy project timelines. 

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to deliver high quality design and documentation of large-scale projects through a compelling portfolio of work.  Skill in the use of ArchiCAD will be highly regarded.  

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

Salary package and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates.

 


Register your confidential application via email to [email protected]  

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