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

Rob Mirams
Founding Director
Karl Fender
Founding Director MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Director
Mark Murphy
Director of Practice
Rob Mirams
Founding Director
Karl Fender
Founding Director MD
Nonda Katsalidis
Founding Director
Mark Murphy
Director of Practice

NEWS

Modulus Luxury Residential Aspires To ‘New Way Of Living’
12 - Dec - 2016
Open day explores Melbourne's most influential apartments
13 - May - 2016
Phoenix recognized as a "Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Finalist" in the 2015 CTBUH Awards
02 - May - 2016
Eureka Tower, Australia 108, Capitol Grand: separate amenities for wealthy apartment owners
06 - May - 2016
Riverside Quay Tops Off
05 - May - 2016
A Southbank Luminary
01 - May - 2016
High Hopes
01 - May - 2016
New neighbourhood revealed
27 - Apr - 2016
Malaysia’s Tallest Tower Project Launches Under New Name
A New Order, 820 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
21 - Apr - 2016
Melbourne Quarter's tower trio receives City of Melbourne Support
20 - Apr - 2016
Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Granted City of Melbourne Support
14 - Apr - 2016
Melbourne chef plays ‘kitchen aid’ for Fender Katsalidis apartment interior design
07 - Apr - 2016
Caydon wins approval for first stage of $700m Moonee Ponds project
03 - Apr - 2016
Bold plans for towers at Melbourne’s Batman’s Hill
31 - Mar - 2016
Fender Katsalidis Malaysian Megatall to be 5th tallest building in the world
29 - Mar - 2016
Fender Katsalidis, Cox twin towers to be among tallest in Melbourne
29 - Mar - 2016
ACT government shortlists three developers for prime Kingston block
29 - Mar - 2016
Stylish lines entwine amid vines at Levantine Hill
26 - Mar - 2016
Modulus Luxury Residential Aspires To ‘New Way Of Living’
12 - Dec - 2016
Open day explores Melbourne's most influential apartments
13 - May - 2016
Phoenix recognized as a "Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia Finalist" in the 2015 CTBUH Awards
02 - May - 2016
Eureka Tower, Australia 108, Capitol Grand: separate amenities for wealthy apartment owners
06 - May - 2016
Riverside Quay Tops Off
05 - May - 2016
A Southbank Luminary
01 - May - 2016
High Hopes
01 - May - 2016
New neighbourhood revealed
27 - Apr - 2016
Malaysia’s Tallest Tower Project Launches Under New Name
A New Order, 820 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
21 - Apr - 2016
Melbourne Quarter's tower trio receives City of Melbourne Support
20 - Apr - 2016
Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter Granted City of Melbourne Support
14 - Apr - 2016
Melbourne chef plays ‘kitchen aid’ for Fender Katsalidis apartment interior design
07 - Apr - 2016
Caydon wins approval for first stage of $700m Moonee Ponds project
03 - Apr - 2016

AWARDS

2-4 National Circuit
Canberra
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
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
Garangula Gallery
New South Wales
NewActon Nishi
Canberra
NewActon Pavilion Reconstruction
Canberra
NewActon Precinct
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.