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
Principal
Craig Baudin
Director
Amanda Calvert
Associate
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate Director
Cheryn Cheam
Associate
Nikki Davey
Associate
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Daniel Goldin
Associate
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate Director
Sarah Hurst
Associate Director
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Tim Jones
Associate
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wayne King
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Principal
Joel Lee
Associate
Petra Magendanz
Associate Director
Danny Mandrovski
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Rosie Morley
Principal
Mark Murphy
Managing Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Josie Porter
Associate
Megan Rodgers
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate Director
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Principal
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Sophie Zasempa
Associate
Rosie Adams-Schimminger
Associate
Benni Aroni
Director, Non-Executive Chairman
Jacqueline Bartholomeusz
Principal
Craig Baudin
Director
Amanda Calvert
Associate
Melinda Chan
Associate
Cliff Chang
Associate Director
Cheryn Cheam
Associate
Nikki Davey
Associate
Nicky Drobis
Director
Joshua Farkash
Principal
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Daniel Goldin
Associate
Josue Gutierrez
Associate
Johnson Hasanuddin
Associate Director
Sarah Hurst
Associate Director
Mohd Hussin
Associate
Chris Johnson
Principal
Tim Jones
Associate
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Wayne King
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Principal
Joel Lee
Associate
Petra Magendanz
Associate Director
Danny Mandrovski
Associate Director
Adam McCormack
Associate
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
James Mills
Principal
Rob Mirams
Director
Rosie Morley
Principal
Mark Murphy
Managing Director
James Pearce
Director
Falk Peuser
Principal
Josie Porter
Associate
Megan Rodgers
Principal
Nidhya Sakathevan
Associate
Jim Stewart
Associate Director
David Sutherland
Director
Kianson Tay
Associate
Joe Venuto
Principal
Quinn Xi
Associate Director
Sophie Zasempa
Associate

NEWS

Geocon Locks In Funding for Final Stage of $1bn Precinct
07 - Apr - 2021
Dexus sells $285m tower as tenant activity lifts
06 - Apr - 2021
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
03 - Apr - 2021
Heritage retention works complete at Seafarers
02 - Apr - 2021
Plans lodged for Central Place Sydney towers
07 - Apr - 2021
The Yarra Valley is landing three new wine and dine options
05 - Apr - 2021
Eureka Tower: Fred Schepisi, Daniel Grollo, Elias and Samantha Jreissati luxury pads for sale
02 - Apr - 2021
Pools near me: How to get pool ready for next summer via Australia’s 100 Cool Pools
01 - Apr - 2021
Destination Dining: 10 Recent Out-of-Town Openings You Might Have Missed
31 - Mar - 2021
Rolling on the river, finally
27 - Mar - 2021
Design week’s $50m pitch to investors
26 - Mar - 2021
Heritage-listed Goods Shed retention works completed
25 - Mar - 2021
Australian Unity’s former 15-storey Melbourne headquarters set to be transformed into aged care home as part of a partnership with Ord Minnett
25 - Mar - 2021
Canberra’s first Meriton building on way with final DA lodged
24 - Mar - 2021
Sculptural towers proposed for Sydney’s tech hub
23 - Mar - 2021
Giant bee to grow Southbank hive
23 - Mar - 2021
NSW Architecture Awards 2021 shortlist revealed
22 - Mar - 2021
15-storey office tower to become aged care facility in adaptive reuse project
22 - Mar - 2021
Central Place to become major innovator of Asia-Pacific
22 - Mar - 2021
Geocon Locks In Funding for Final Stage of $1bn Precinct
07 - Apr - 2021
Dexus sells $285m tower as tenant activity lifts
06 - Apr - 2021
City’s top bars and restaurants named at gala AHA event
03 - Apr - 2021
Heritage retention works complete at Seafarers
02 - Apr - 2021
Plans lodged for Central Place Sydney towers
07 - Apr - 2021
The Yarra Valley is landing three new wine and dine options
05 - Apr - 2021
Eureka Tower: Fred Schepisi, Daniel Grollo, Elias and Samantha Jreissati luxury pads for sale
02 - Apr - 2021
Pools near me: How to get pool ready for next summer via Australia’s 100 Cool Pools
01 - Apr - 2021
Destination Dining: 10 Recent Out-of-Town Openings You Might Have Missed
31 - Mar - 2021
Rolling on the river, finally
27 - Mar - 2021
Design week’s $50m pitch to investors
26 - Mar - 2021
Heritage-listed Goods Shed retention works completed
25 - Mar - 2021
Australian Unity’s former 15-storey Melbourne headquarters set to be transformed into aged care home as part of a partnership with Ord Minnett
25 - Mar - 2021
Canberra’s first Meriton building on way with final DA lodged
24 - Mar - 2021
Sculptural towers proposed for Sydney’s tech hub
23 - Mar - 2021
Giant bee to grow Southbank hive
23 - Mar - 2021
NSW Architecture Awards 2021 shortlist revealed
22 - Mar - 2021
15-storey office tower to become aged care facility in adaptive reuse project
22 - Mar - 2021
Central Place to become major innovator of Asia-Pacific
22 - Mar - 2021

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

PROJECT BIM MANAGER SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is seeking a skilled Project BIM Manager to join our Sydney studio’s Architecture team.

We’re an award-winning design firm with offices also in Melbourne and Brisbane and landmark developments across Australia and Asia. We’ve designed Melbourne’s tallest, most recognisable pair of buildings, the soon-to-be second-tallest skyscraper in the world and the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere, among others.

Structures aside, we are equally proud of the culture we’ve built here at FK. Which is why we aim to hire people who share the same passion for design and the built environment as they do for teamwork and collaboration.

Responsible for the set up and maintenance of Revit files and BIM protocols and a key member of our project teams the Project BIM Manager will be passionate about Revit and BIM. They will work closely with project team leaders during design and delivery phases to ensure efficient model set up and management as well as support other Revit users across FK.

Experience and Knowledge requirements:

  • Advanced Revit Skills.
  • Exposure to large scale Project Documentation.
  • Prior experience in model management on complex projects.
  • Prior experience on commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.
  • Experience in using clash detection software.
  • Knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper.

This important role will involve:

  • Monitoring and managing FK’s project BIM protocols.
  • Through liaison with internal and external consultant team’s production of BIM Coordination and execution plans.
  • Contributing strategic project setup and ongoing streamlining of Revit workflows.
  • Working with our national BIM team to ensure standards are maintained and communicated to the wider team through training.
  • Assist in completing internal QA Audit and reviewing Revit models.
  • Assist the wider team with Revit technical support, motoring and training where required.

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, full time role. Relevant qualifications in Architecture, Design or BIM management are preferred. Experience with Dynamo, Python or open-source applications and add-ons for Revit will be highly regarded.

 

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

 

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out more of our work on Instagram @fenderkatsalidis or on our website www.fkaustralia.com.

STUDIO ASSISTANT MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is seeking a motivated Studio Assistant to join our Melbourne studio’s Admin team.

We are an award-winning architectural firm with offices also in Sydney and Brisbane and landmark developments across Australia and Asia. We’ve designed Melbourne’s tallest, most recognisable pair of buildings, the soon-to-be second-tallest skyscraper in the world and the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere, among others.

Structures aside, we’re equally proud of the culture we’ve built here at FK. Which is why we aim to hire people who share the same passion for design and the built environment as they do for teamwork and collaboration.

 

This important role will involve:

  • Working in close collaboration with the local Studio Manager to provide dedicated support to the studio, assist with the day-to-day general office operations, and promote a thriving workplace culture.
  • Crafting an outstanding front of house experience with a high level of attention to detail in all areas, especially with respect to our client and visitor experience.
  • Having impeccable presentation, friendly and professional communication skills, and the ability to host and interact with visitors, including staff, suppliers and clients on a variety of levels in an accommodating and conscientious manner.

 

And as our next Studio Assistant you will:

  • Provide representation at the reception desk and timely response to phone calls and inquiries;
  • Coordinate bookings for all FK hosted meetings;
  • Meet and greet of visitors, attend to their needs and provide refreshments;
  • Troubleshoot and maintain company phone and boardroom AV systems;
  • Maintain a presentable studio – set-up/pack-up and attentive throughout the day to reception and boardroom spaces, kitchenette, print and supply areas.
  • Coordinate and maintain reliable reception functions – couriers, distribution of mail, catering etc.
  • Maintain and order stationery and office supplies routinely;
  • Timesheet administration assistance and processing;
  • Assist with the induction of new team members including workstation set-ups for new and relocating staff;
  • Assisting with the management of company emails, responding to general inquiries as appropriate;
  • Assisting with the coordination of office appointments and services maintenance;
  • Responding to minor premises and equipment issues and coordination of their resolution;
  • Assist with organising staff functions including supporting the FK Social Committee and events hosted by the studio and its team members;
  • Assist with credit card reconciliations;
  • Assist coordinate supplier presentations and upkeep of the studio’s product library;
  • Providing cover to Studio Manager during leave periods etc; and
  • Coordinate and/or attend to a range of ad-hoc or out of office errands on behalf of the studio and its team members.

 

This exciting career opportunity is a full time permanent role. We look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter via [email protected]

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out more of our work on Instagram @fenderkatsalidis or on our website www.fkaustralia.com

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is looking for a Business Development Coordinator to join their National Team. Located in either Melbourne or Sydney, this person will be passionate about the built environment and ready to join an ambitious team focused on growth. FK is a design lead architecture practice with an incredibly strong brand and reputation. Our marketing effort is supported by our strong brand, track record and our people.

Our team's strategic plan for the next decade includes a prominent shift to strategic marketing and business development activity targeting premium national and international clients in the private and public sectors. We envision project work in commercial, large-scale mixed use, build-to-rent, retirement living, aged care, hospitality, education and cultural sectors as strong areas of future focus for our planning, architecture and interior design capability.

As a member of the Marketing and Business Development department the BDC’s main focus is to assist guide and enable FK’s Principals and Directors to go out and win new Architectural and Interior Design work. Well versed in research techniques and the built environment the BDC will focus on finding and creating opportunities for FK.

Our people are passionate about Business Development and through our Marketing and Business Development Committees we would expect the successful candidate to engage and mentor our people in all things business development.

 

Position Description

The addition of a BDC to our practice is a national role and will be a foundation for the build-up of a strong support base to help our key people win the right projects in our sectors of focus and with clients who will enjoy and respect the experience of engaging with FK and our collaborators.

To succeed in this role, a person shall require an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to think and act strategically in the expansion of our relationships with existing and potential clients in our sectors of focus. A strong existing network with potential commercial buildings sector clients is highly desirable. We are seeking a commercial, motivated, creative, articulate people person with a passion for business development and the growth of a creative enterprise.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting Directors to create and manage the implementation of an agreed business development strategy.
  • Contribute to standards the production of bid packages, submissions, and competition entries for major projects.
  • Providing strategic ideas, solutions and recommendations to Directors on business development activities in relation to all FK locations.
  • Research thoroughly the built environment and new business opportunities for pursuit by FK Principals and Directors.
  • Collection and analysis of data and information to drive our campaigns.
  • Continuously work to build or implement the tools required to support the overall effort to procure strategic clients and projects.
  • Working to enable FK Principals and Directors to convert opportunities to real work.
  • Assisting the wider Marketing and BD team with the tender process in the office, including writing content, coordinating, and managing any other team members contributing.
  • Ensuring all new project leads are accurately entered into our project management system (Deltek)
  • Facilitating and coordinating ongoing liaison with clients to enable project teams maintain ongoing relationships with potential new clients.
  • Work with the Marketing and BD team to expand FK’s presence in the market. 
  • Staying up to date with industry trends and technological advancements.
  • Attend the appropriate number of networking and training events each year to maintain a professional status.

 

Deliverables

  • Monthly reporting to directors on new BD opportunities.
  • Development of win and earn targets.
  • Business improvement and strategy development.

 

Key Skills

  • Having excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy.
  • Demonstrating competencies in dealing with work requiring high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrating the ability to conduct research and deliver findings in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes.
  • Commercially astute, with strong financial management, supplier management, and negotiation skills
  • Promoting FK in their daily interactions.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Formal qualification in marketing preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role in the built environment industry.

 

Application and Selection

All enquiries will be treated with confidentiality. Applications and enquiry regarding the position may be made to [email protected] or directly to Mark Murphy, Managing Director or Lauren Waddell, Human Resources Manager via phone (03) 8696 3888 or email [email protected]

STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN MELBOURNE

Fender Katsalidis is seeking talented Students of Architecture and Interior Design to join our Melbourne studio team.

We’re an award-winning architectural firm with offices also in Sydney and Brisbane and landmark developments across Australia and Asia. We’ve designed Melbourne’s tallest, most recognisable pair of buildings, the soon-to-be second-tallest skyscraper in the world and the largest private museum in the Southern Hemisphere, among others.

Structures aside, we’re equally proud of the culture we’ve built here at FK. Which is why we aim to hire people who share the same passion for design and the built environment as they do for teamwork and collaboration.

A Student of Architecture is still studying either their bachelor’s or Master of Architecture, while a Student of Interior Design will be studying a formal Interior Design qualification. They are driven, passionate and ready to jump into what may be their first role at an Architecture practice. At FK we do not expect our students to know everything, you are here to learn and grow, but we do expect a great attitude, a good design eye and a passion for the built environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a formal qualification in Architecture or Interior Design
  • No working experience required – work samples/portfolio displaying creativity and an eye for design will be assessed as an alternative.
  • Experience using ArchiCAD preferred.
  • Experience using Adobe Suite required.

This important role will involve:

  • Having a strong design eye and the ability to clearly communicate the design intent.
  • Utilizing strong graphic skills to put together project presentations.
  • Being flexible and adaptable, embracing the varying roles the Student is expected to fulfil.
  • Being accountable for all work produced by ensuring it is finished to the highest standard and is double checked before being issued to senior team members.
  • Demonstrating competencies in dealing with work requiring high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.

And as our next Student of Architecture or Interior Design, you will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and the ability to develop productive working relationships and manage those relationships with maturity and confidence.
  • Having the ability to manage multiple priorities and to work under pressure with a degree of autonomy.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure, managing multiple conflicting priorities and meeting timeframes.
  • Utilise effective problem solving and negotiation skills to make informed, timely, and effective decisions.
  • Be flexible and adaptable, ready to jump on to whatever task is required.
  • Inquisitive and keen to learn and further your knowledge gained through your studies.
  • Be passionate about all thing design and the built environment, contributing to the practice beyond your day-to-day work.

These exciting career opportunities are casual roles to enable the student the ability to manage work and their studies.


We look forward to receiving your CV and portfolio via [email protected]

In the meantime, we encourage you to check out more of our work on Instagram @fenderkatsalidis or on our website.