I am passionate about conceptualizing innovative design solutions that challenge the status quo. I am interested in the value that good design has to offer and dedicated to exploring how ambitious design can add value within real world constraints.
Currently, I am working in Melbourne at Fender Katsalidis (Aust) Pty Ltd, an Architecture firm that has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading design firms working both throughout Australia and Internationally with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and London.
My experience is predominately in high-end high-rise residential architecture as well as cultural buildings, however also extends to master planning of large inner city sites, civic precincts and the design of smaller scale wineries and cellar doors. These projects extend throughout Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, and the U.A.E.
I joined Fender Katsalidis in 2007 as a student in my second year of studies, and have therefore been able to gain 6 years of experience in parallel. I have completed my Masters of Architecture, Bachelor of Property and Construction, and Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Melbourne, and am currently looking to broaden my horizons and gain experience overseas.
My strengths and passion are in the creative, solving problems through design, therefore I gravitate towards the initial conceptual stages of the design process. I have had extensive experience in competition work, concept design, design development, as well as preparing town planning submissions. The addition of a Bachelor of Property to my Architecture degrees has allowed my passion for creativity to be coupled with a greater depth of understanding of the developers perspective and has aided me in dealing directly with the clients, proving instrumental in feasibility and yield studies, and allowing optimal design outcomes that are in line with client expectation. I have also had experience in dealing with all consultants from town planners to mechanical engineers across projects.
I have an ongoing passion for architectural and art theory as well as research led design. I am proficient in Archicad, Autocad, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, 3ds Max, Sketchup as well as Artlantis rendering program, Photoshop, iIlustrator and Indesign. I find it easy to pick up new programs and enjoy experimenting with them and exploring new design processes.
Fender Katsalidis (Aust) Pty Ltd. Melbourne. The practice currently has a diverse range of work mainly in residential, commercial and cultural architectural design.
Multi Residential Projects
_ Jaques Richmond, Melbourne
_ Art on the Park, 350 Williams Street, Melbourne
_ Fulton Lane, Melbourne
_ 505 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
_ Parque, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
_ 108 Flinders St, Melbourne
_ Australia 108, 70 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne
_ Ark Apartments, Richmond, Melbourne
_ 699 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
_ Avoca Street Apartments, South Yarra
_ Pheonix Apartments, 82 Flinders Street, Melbourne
_ Stitches Factory Residential Conversion, 167 Cremorne Street, Cremorne
_ New Acton Nishi, Canberra
_ KL100, Kuala Lumpur
_ MONA, Hobart
_ James Turrell @ MONA, Artist Installation
_ KNOX Civic Centre
_ Coldstream Winery, 882 Marrondah Highway
Mixed Use and Masterplan Projects
_ Batmans Hill Precinct, Melbourne
_ Federation Square East Precinct, Melbourne
_ Battersea Power Station, Residential Conversion
_ 115 Bathurst Street, Sydney, Residential Tower
_ 114 Bathurst Street, Sydney, Residential Tower
_ Franklin Street, Melbourne, Residential Tower
_ Latrobe Street, Melbourne, Residential Tower
_ Mackenzie Street, Melbourne, Residential Tower
_ Master of Architecture, The University of Melbourne
_ Bachelor of Property and Construction, The University of Melbourne
_ Bachelor of Architectural Studies, The University of Melbourne
_ International Baccalaureate, Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne
Archicad, Autocad, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Sketchup, 3DS Max.
Artlantis Rendering, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign.
Professional Affiliations and Appointments
2006 - Current
Member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
Tutor for Deakin University Masters of Architecture Thesis Subject.
SONA (student organised network for architecture) student representative, Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
Top Arts Exhibition inclusion for studio art project.
Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects, Founding Director
Chris Canavan, QC