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
Craig Baudin
Director
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Roland Catalani
Director
Chris Johnson
Associate Director
Falk Peuser
Associate Director
James Mills
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations
Karl Fender OAM
Founding Partner MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Partner
Craig Baudin
Director
David Sutherland
Director
James Pearce
Director
Mark Murphy
Director
Nicky Drobis
Director
Rob Mirams
Director
Roland Catalani
Director
Chris Johnson
Associate Director
Falk Peuser
Associate Director
James Mills
Associate Director
Jessica Lee
Associate Director
Joe Venuto
Associate Director
Lucien Fender
Associate Director
Shem Kelder
Associate Director
Peta Michaelides
Marketing and Client Relations

NEWS

Fender Katsalidis wins design for GPT's Parramatta tower
15 - Aug - 2017
GPT launches $230m Parramatta office tower
15 - Aug - 2017
Dark Horse
01 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis · 'Working Architecture' Studio Visit
10 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Expands Ownership Structure as it Embarks on a Period of Growth
04 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis: our South Yarra skyscraper
01 - Aug - 2017
BMW gears up for inner-city future
03 - Aug - 2017
Housing Futures forum to examine the future of residential architecture
01 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis modernises: firm appoints new directors, consolidates accounts
26 - Jul - 2017
Buyers clock on to Richmond site’s historic charms
21 - Jul - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Architects launch first book
17 - Jul - 2017
South Yarra’s new landmark inspired by the Aussie verandah
17 - Jul - 2017
Housing Futures forum to tackle Australia’s growing pains
14 - Jul - 2017
Jaques Richmond now complete
13 - Jul - 2017
Canberra is on the rise: at home with Nick Georgalis
15 - Jul - 2017
Buyers race to secure apartments in Celtic Club development
11 - Jul - 2017
Popular Museum of Old and New Art to get a hotel
07 - Jul - 2017
‘It will be our Opera House’: Architect says Mona Hotel will be one of Australia’s great buildings
07 - Jul - 2017
Mona's five-star hotel HOMO revealed, with plans to move Mona Foma to Launceston
07 - Jul - 2017
Fender Katsalidis wins design for GPT's Parramatta tower
15 - Aug - 2017
GPT launches $230m Parramatta office tower
15 - Aug - 2017
Dark Horse
01 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis · 'Working Architecture' Studio Visit
10 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Expands Ownership Structure as it Embarks on a Period of Growth
04 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis: our South Yarra skyscraper
01 - Aug - 2017
BMW gears up for inner-city future
03 - Aug - 2017
Housing Futures forum to examine the future of residential architecture
01 - Aug - 2017
Fender Katsalidis modernises: firm appoints new directors, consolidates accounts
26 - Jul - 2017
Buyers clock on to Richmond site’s historic charms
21 - Jul - 2017
Fender Katsalidis Architects launch first book
17 - Jul - 2017
South Yarra’s new landmark inspired by the Aussie verandah
17 - Jul - 2017
Housing Futures forum to tackle Australia’s growing pains
14 - Jul - 2017
Jaques Richmond now complete
13 - Jul - 2017

AWARDS

2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
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
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Ice - Plot 9H
Dubai
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
Canberra
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
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
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Ice - Plot 9H
Dubai

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

Fender Katsalidis is renowned for producing buildings which are cutting edge in design and incorporate fine technical detail. Having recently relocated to a new studio in Southbank the firm is experiencing an exciting period of growth and continues to look for talented and experienced Project Architects to join both the Melbourne and Sydney team.

FK's Project Architects perform senior roles on projects and are generally regarded as being on a pathway to leadership positions within the practice.

To be effective in the role a practitioner must be a competent, organised and a charismatic influence upon their team, committed to being "hands-on" in the production of deliverables to satisfy the requirements of our clients, their stakeholders, planning authorities, the consultant team and the contractor. 

Successful applicants will have experience in the leadership of a project team and broad experience on medium to large-scale projects from town planning through to completion.

Salary packages and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates.   Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in a timely manner.


 To apply: 

  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio to [email protected] (max. 9MB)
  • Please include location preference SYD or MEL in the subject line.
  • All applications are strictly confidential
  • Visit www.fkaustralia.com

ARCHITECTS & EXPERIENCED GRADUATES OF ARCHITECTURE MELBOURNE & SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is offering a number of positions as we expand our architecture and interior design teams in both Melbourne and Sydney. With a strong pipeline of work we are seeking a range of versatile design professionals.

Architects and experienced Graduates of Architecture with experience across a variety of project typologies including; high rise residential, multi-residential, hotel, commercial towers, retirement living and aged care facilities are invited to submit applications. Strength in areas of design development, documentation, consultant coordination and project leadership are all of significant interest. Suitable candidates must be a competent, organised and committed to being "hands-on" in the production of deliverables to satisfy the requirements of our clients, their stakeholders, planning authorities, the consultant team and the contractor.

Salary packages and general terms are negotiable in accordance with experience and market rates. Secure full-time positions or flexible working arrangements will be considered to secure ideal candidates.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Successful candidates will be:

  • Experienced practitioners in the delivery of medium to large-scale projects;
  • Skilled in the use of BIM (ArchiCAD); and
  • Knowledgeable in relevant building codes and regulations.

To apply:

  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via email to [email protected]
  • Please include location preference SYD or MEL in the subject line.  
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.

INTERIOR DESIGNERS SYDNEY

Fender Katsalidis is offering a number of positions as we expand our architecture and interior design teams. With a strong pipeline of work we are seeking a range of versatile design professionals.

Interior designers with experience in the development and delivery of interior schemes on multi-unit and high-rise residential, commercial, gallery and/or hospitality projects are invited to submit applications.    

The successful candidates will be experienced and versatile, with the ability to be actively involved in design, documentation and construction phases of projects.  The role offers excellent scope and opportunity for direct client and consultant contact and exposure to site related works.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Production of concept designs and presentation drawings;
  • Materials selection;
  • Interior space planning;
  • Client and consultant presentations;
  • Services coordination; and
  • Site and defect inspections. 

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


 To apply:

  • Submit your application including cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via email to [email protected]
  • Candidates must be currently eligible to live and work in Australia on a permanent basis.