Awards

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
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
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
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
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
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

NEWS

Iconic Melbourne tower-home listed with $10 million price tag
11 - Feb - 2022
A one minute guide to six Braddon bars for your Friday night
11 - Feb - 2022
The skinny on slender towers in Australia
23 - Feb - 2022
"Forming a bridge between earth & sky"; How Fender Katsalidis designed Australia 108 , the Southern Hemisphere's tallest apartment tower
25 - Feb - 2022
Mirvac plans to transform city tower into "world class asset" as office workers return to the CBD
24 - Feb - 2022
Airlie Beach apartment development gets approval
25 - Feb - 2022
Anthony Podesta relists Eureka Tower Penthouse for $16m+
12 - Dec - 2021
The world's second tallest skyscraper has just been completed
05 - Jan - 2022
World's second-tallest skyscraper Merdeka 118 tops out in Malaysia
13 - Dec - 2021
A rundown logging wharf could be transformed into the next iconic tourist destination in Tasmania.
05 - Nov - 2021
Historic Sydney beach hotel to be transformed
29 - Jul - 2021
Can Boutique-Scale Build-To-Rent Stack Up?
Ashe Morgan seeks Partner on Brisbane's $700m plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
Ashe Morgan seeks partner on Brisbane's $700m-plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
5 Historical Structures in Australia - Celebrating Australian Architecture
24 - Aug - 2021
DA for Fender Katsalidis-designed commercial development
19 - Aug - 2021
Yarra One: EcoWorld to do its own online auction for brand new South Yarra apartment
20 - Aug - 2021
Build-to-Rent's Global Model Gets Aussie Inspiration
23 - Aug - 2021
Iconic Melbourne tower-home listed with $10 million price tag
11 - Feb - 2022
A one minute guide to six Braddon bars for your Friday night
11 - Feb - 2022
The skinny on slender towers in Australia
23 - Feb - 2022
"Forming a bridge between earth & sky"; How Fender Katsalidis designed Australia 108 , the Southern Hemisphere's tallest apartment tower
25 - Feb - 2022
Mirvac plans to transform city tower into "world class asset" as office workers return to the CBD
24 - Feb - 2022
King St development keeps pub upgrades "hidden square."
24 - Feb - 2022
Airlie Beach apartment development gets approval
25 - Feb - 2022
Anthony Podesta relists Eureka Tower Penthouse for $16m+
12 - Dec - 2021
The world's second tallest skyscraper has just been completed
05 - Jan - 2022
World's second-tallest skyscraper Merdeka 118 tops out in Malaysia
13 - Dec - 2021
A rundown logging wharf could be transformed into the next iconic tourist destination in Tasmania.
05 - Nov - 2021
Historic Sydney beach hotel to be transformed
29 - Jul - 2021
Can Boutique-Scale Build-To-Rent Stack Up?
Ashe Morgan seeks Partner on Brisbane's $700m plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
Ashe Morgan seeks partner on Brisbane's $700m-plus Midtown Centre
25 - Aug - 2021
5 Historical Structures in Australia - Celebrating Australian Architecture
24 - Aug - 2021
DA for Fender Katsalidis-designed commercial development
19 - Aug - 2021
Yarra One: EcoWorld to do its own online auction for brand new South Yarra apartment
20 - Aug - 2021
Build-to-Rent's Global Model Gets Aussie Inspiration
23 - Aug - 2021

AWARDS

108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
171 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail
Adelaide
Australia 108
Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Circular Quay
Sydney
Deutscher Art Gallery
Melbourne
Edgewater
Geelong
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Eureka Tower
Melbourne
108 Flinders Street
Melbourne
171 La Trobe Street
Melbourne
2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
2 Riverside Quay
Southbank
32 Smith Street
Parramatta
The Advertiser and Sunday Mail
Adelaide
Australia 108
Melbourne
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo
Buxton Contemporary
Southbank
Circular Quay
Sydney
Deutscher Art Gallery
Melbourne
Edgewater
Geelong
The Esplanade Apartments
St Kilda
Eureka Tower
Melbourne

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

WORKING AT FK

We’re looking for talented and creative individuals to join our team of design professionals.

Built environments should do more than shape the landscape; they should shape our society. Through their presence and contributions, every building we create must in some way be a force for positive change.

Founded on the philosophy of innovation through collaboration, our practice has evolved from a Melbourne-centric architectural practice, to a highly awarded, multi-disciplinary international design firm.

With studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, a satellite studio in Kuala Lumpur, as well as a sister studio in London, our work influences built environment thinking across the globe.

To learn more about these exciting roles, reach out to us with your CV and portfolio via [email protected] Please note you must have the right to work in Australia to apply.

ARCHITECT MELBOURNE

We are on the lookout for a keen Architect to join our team. Having received your Architect Registration, you have since spent at least two years working in a professional environment.

Our Architects may be assigned to work as part of a team on specific phases of work across a variety of projects, such as on elements of pre- or post-planning stages. Alternatively, they may be assigned on a long-term basis to a team to follow a project through all phases of project delivery culminating in involvement on site and having reason to communicate with builders and consultants.

This opportunity is a permanent, full-time role

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER SYDNEY

We’re looking for an Interior Designer to join our team who is as passionate about the built environment as they are teamwork and collaboration. You should have the creativity and design nous to shape and innovative, as well as the drive to contribute to our studio culture.

An Interior Designer at FK is someone who can work independently, and within a team. As a future leader at FK, they should work to champion the interior design on their projects in conjunction with Senior team members ensuring the design intent is upheld.

Our successful candidate will have previous experience in workplace design or commercial, they will be a versatile candidate that is ready to join FK’s growing Interior Design team.

Working across various project phases including concept planning, sketch design, design development, materials selection, consultant coordination and liaison with documentation team members for construction drawing production, this person should be ready to join a fast paced, agile team.

This next step in your career is a permanent, full-time role.

SENIOR ARCHITECT SYDNEY & BRISBANE

We're seeking Senior Architects to join our burgeoning teams in Sydney and Brisbane. You should be passionate about the built environment and, of course, have completed the registration process.

A Senior Architect at FK is someone who can work independently as a 2IC to our Associate Director and Principal team. As a future leader at FK they should work to champion the design on their projects in conjunction with Senior team members ensuring the design intent is upheld. Often given a high level of autonomy and responsibility, our Senior Architects are integral to our team. You shall collaborate with project team members to conceptualise and develop project design ideas.

These key roles are permanent, full-time opportunities.

SENIOR ARCHITECT - COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE

We're seeking a Senior Architect to join our team in Melbourne. You should be passionate about the built environment and, of course, have completed the registration process. Our successful candidate will be versatile but have a focus on commercial buildings and proven history working with large clients in this space.

A Senior Architect at FK is someone who can work independently as a 2IC to our Associate Director and Principal team. As a future leader at FK they should work to champion the design on their projects in conjunction with Senior team members ensuring the design intent is upheld. Often given a high level of autonomy and responsibility, our Senior Architects are integral to our team. You shall collaborate with project team members to conceptualise and develop project design ideas.

This key role is a permanent, full-time opportunity.

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER MELBOURNE

The Senior Interior Designer is a key role within FK’s team, they are highly skilled designers with a wealth of experience that allows them to work independently, resolving issues and driving the interior design elements of the projects they work on.

The Senior Interior Designer has the skills and initiative to lead teams and use a holistic project management approach, inducing delegation of tasks, managing timelines and deliverables to ensure positive outcomes for FK’s projects. Senior Interior Designers play an important role in supporting FK’s interiors leadership team to ensure interiors principles are upheld on all FK projects.


This exciting new opportunity is a permanent, full-time role.

STUDIO ASSISTANT BRISBANE

We are looking for an engaging Studio Assistant to join our Brisbane studio's local support team. A crucial member of the studio, you will work closely with the wider national business support team to assist our team of designers.

With a keen eye for detail, you will assist with the day-to-day office operations and help bolster our thriving workplace culture. As the first point of contact in studio, impeccable presentation and a friendly demeanour are essential.

This exciting career opportunity is a permanent, part-time role.

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR SYDNEY

We are seeking a motivated Systems Administrator to join our IT team. Ideally based in our Sydney studio and reporting to our IT Manager in Melbourne, this person will be used to working with a degree of autonomy while also supporting our IT team as we modernise our infrastructure.

Our current IT direction is focused on modernising our infrastructure and streamlining our workflows to promote seamless hybrid collaboration. Leveraging cloud solutions and desktop virtualisation the future of work at FK enables you to work from anywhere with access to the same resources and support as working from one of our studios.

When in the studio our technology is designed with a focus on user experience to provide you the opportunity to express your ideas and share them with the world. Implementing this with a mind for scalability and sustainability is a key objective in the exciting work being done in IT at FK.

This exciting new role is a permanent, full time opportunity.

 

STUDENTS MELBOURNE, SYDNEY & BRISBANE

We are always on the lookout for talented Students of Architecture and Interior Design to join our Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane studio teams. We aim to have regular student intakes usually around the middle and end of the year, we encourage you to apply at any time to be considered for one of our student intakes.

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 in a studio. 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.

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