Chris is an architect dedicated to the delivery of each project through a broadening scope of sustainability. Because for him, design that utilises energy efficient technology and renewable materials is not only better – it’s the right thing to do.
As a principal at Fender Katsalidis, Chris has spent over a decade with the practice and has worked on many innovative projects including Parque, Fulton Lane and Seafarers, which is targeting a 5-star Green Star rating. During his time with FK, the sustainability team has grown considerably along with the ESD processes and foundations he has helped to implement.
His experience combined with a passion for research helps him to simplify complex issues. This also informs Chris’ understanding of where sustainability options can be employed – at any point – to improve a project’s efficiency. He will fact-check and quality assure every component and aspect involved in the construction of a project to realise a superior environmental outcome.
As a team leader, Chris encourages others to consider what a project’s essence is and to take that core idea and run it through all the way to the end. His focus on enriching projects inspires consultants and clients to investigate these aspects as well, resulting in a much better solution.
- Registered Architect in the State of Victoria, Australia (#15620)