Architect… graphic designer… storyteller… Cliff is one of those rare creatives whose ability to integrate spatial, visual, experiential, and narrative problem-solving defies conventional labels.
Able to converse in German, English, and Mandarin, Cliff completed his undergraduate studies with a two-year placement in Stuttgart, working on master planning, largescale precincts, and mixed-use projects across the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
Further professional experience ensued in Taiwan and China, before he returned to Australia to undertake his Masters in Architecture.
Joining Fender Katsalidis in 2010, Cliff quickly impressed all with the purity and nuance of his ideas, iterative approach, and communication skills. A design architect working on early project phases, town planning, design development, and project marketing, he now has critical input into most of our projects, while also fulfilling a key, client-facing role.
Cliff’s contribution to the firm extends far beyond architectural matters. A workplace innovator, he is constantly exploring new ways to enhance our organisational culture and foster employee wellbeing.
Like many of his colleagues, Cliff has sought to share his knowledge with the profession’s next generation—teaching design and creative research in recent years at both undergraduate and graduate levels for the University of Melbourne, at the Melbourne School of Design.