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About Fender Katsalidis

At Fender Katsalidis Architects, they listen, think, investigate and collaborate. They seek the simple, compelling solution. Their process through feasibility, design and documentation, enhanced by 3-D ‘information rich’ virtual building environments, is acclaimed by their clients and the international design community.

The practice is renowned for producing buildings which are cutting edge in design with sound functional planning. Their approach has generated a high practice profile and gained many design awards.

The approach, pioneered by Fender Katsalidis, is changing the face of construction practices. Increasingly, the specific design of large components of a building can be undertaken by major subcontractors using 3D computer-based design harnessed to manufacturing processes, which in turn provides construction streamlining.

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Fender Katsalidis at CTBUH

CTBUH Australia Design Excellence Series: 32 Smith Street

21 Aug 2019, Event Report – CTBUH Australia’s Sydney Committee held the year’s final installment of its Design…

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017

18 Aug 2017, Event Report – A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-…

Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne

6-10 Mar 2017, Event Report – CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build…

Fender Katsalidis at CTBUH

CTBUH Australia Design Excellence Series: 32 Smith Street
21 Aug 2019, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Australia’s Sydney Committee held the year’s final installment of its Design Excellence Series, profiling the new development proposals for 32 Smith Street.
Skyscraper Summit Warms Sydney Up for CTBUH 2017
18 Aug 2017, Sydney – Event Report
A joint venture between the Urban Taskforce and CTBUH delivered a successful “warm-up” event in advance of the CTBUH 2017 Conference in Australia on August 18, 2017.
Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne
6-10 Mar 2017, Sydney – Event Report
CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.
Design Excellence at Greenland Centre
23 Jul 2014, Sydney – Event Report
The Sydney Committee hosted its second successful event exploring Design Excellence with five leading architects presenting their schemes for the Greenland Centre.

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Karl Fender

Karl Fender

CTBUH Advisory Group, 2017 – 2018
Melbourne, Australia

Nonda Katsalidis

Nonda Katsalidis

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2017
Melbourne, Australia

CTBUH Resources Involving Fender Katsalidis

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Award of Excellence

Panel Discussion: What Makes an Award-Winning Tall Building?

9 Apr 2019 – CTBUH 2019 Shenzhen Tall + Urban Conference
Chair: Steve Watts, alinea Consulting; Andrew Danza, Multiplex; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; Hashimah Hashim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad; Thomas Oetterli, Schindler; and Mun Summ Wong

Five Minutes With: Karl Fender

22 May 2018 – Monthly Video Series
Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis

Interview: Karl Fender

31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews
Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects

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Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers

Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; YM Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad; Peter Ramstedt & David Terenzio Turner International LLC

KL118 Case Study: Analysis of Different Bore Pile Testing Methods

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Peter Ramstedt, Chien Jou Chen, Matthew Hennessy & David Terenzio, Turner International LLC

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Videos

Panel Discussion: What Makes an Award-Winning Tall Building?
9 Apr 2019 – Presentation at CTBUH 2019 Shenzhen Tall + Urban Conference; Chair: Steve Watts, alinea Consulting; Andrew Danza, Multiplex; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; Hashimah Hashim, KLCC Property Holdings Berhad; Thomas Oetterli, Schindler; and Mun Summ Wong
The expanded CTBUH Awards Program embraces the full breadth of interdisciplinary work that brings tall buildings to life, and sustains and prolongs their life cycles. This means that considerations of quality in tall buildings have become…
Five Minutes With: Karl Fender
22 May 2018 – Monthly Video Series; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis
Karl Fender, founding partner at Fender Katsalidis, sat down with CTBUH to discuss a number of his firm's projects, including the PNB 118 Tower in Kuala Lumpur as well as the five-tower Melbourne Quarter complex.
Interview: Karl Fender
31 Oct 2017 – 2017 Australia Conference Interviews; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.
The Future of the Australian Skyscraper
31 Oct 2017 – Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
The future of the Australian skyscraper is bright. New under-construction and proposed projects such as Australia 108, 350 Queen Street, Sapphire by the Gardens and even Merdeka PNB 118 In Malaysia are building off the lessons learned during the…
Manufactured Architecture: Light-Weight Prefabrication in High-Rise Buildings
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Nonda Katsalidis, Fender Katsalidis Architects
This presentation explored the approaches to custom prefabricating high-rise structures that over the last eight years have been designed and built as prefabricated systems covering both residential and hotel typologies in Australia and…
CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2C: Modular Construction Q&A
30 Oct 2017 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Chair: Sophie Giles, University of Western Australia; Anthony Sertorio, Multiplex; Nonda Katsalidis, Fender Katsalidis Architects; Phil Gardiner, Irwinconsult
Sophie Giles, Deputy Head - Education, University of Western Australia, chairs the question and answer session with Anthony Sertorio, Engineering Manager, Multiplex Engineering Innovations Group; Nonda Katsalidis, Director and Partner, Fender…
Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Monday October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects, presents at the 2016 China Conference Session 4b: Other Asia Case Studies. Tall buildings embody objectives ranging from pure business to nation building. The…
Other Asia Case Studies Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Kipsan Beck, PACE; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Monday, October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Kipsan Beck of MahaNakhon, PACE and Karl Fender, of Fender Katsalidis Architects, answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Session 4B: Other Asia Case Studies. Buildings discussed include the…
CTBUH Video Interview – Karl Fender
16 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2006 Chicago Conference; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Karl discusses the design concept for Merdeka PNB118 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Skyscraper Citymaker
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
This presentation will amplify the positive physical and symbolic impact that tall buildings can have on a city. Fender Katsalidis has been at the forefront of high-density, high-rise residential buildings in Melbourne since 1995, and this typology…
2015 New York Conference - Session 5a - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Karl Fender, Katsalidis Architects; Philip Vivian, Bates Smart; and Caroline Stalker, Architectus, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 4e: Developments in Australia.
Interview: Karl Fender
27 Oct 2015 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Karl discusses the high-rise residential boom in Australia.
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence with Craig Baudin, FKA
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Craig Baudin, Fender Katsalidis Architects
Leading architect Craig Baudin, Director of Architecture of FKA, presents FKA's scheme for the Greenland Centre – a building that will be the tallest residential building in Sydney once complete. This is part two of five schemes presented at CTBUH…
CTBUH Australia's Design Excellence: Q & A
23 Jul 2014 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Ray Brown, Architectus; Craig Baudin, FKA; Phillip Rossington, BVN Donovan Hill; Ken McBryde, Hassell; and Manuelle Schelp, Schelp Studios representing GMP
On July 23rd, 2014, the Australian CTBUH Sydney Chapter hosted its second successful event exploring Design Excellence at Hassell Studios in Sydney with five leading architects presenting their schemes for the Greenland Centre – a building that will…

Papers/Research

Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; CTBUH 2017 Conference Speakers
The future of humanity on this planet relies on the collective benefits of urban density; reducing both land consumption and the energy needed to construct and operate the horizontally dispersed city. Tall buildings must now be the vehicles for…
Merdeka PNB118 Case Study: Adding Value to the Growing City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis Architects; YM Tengku Dato’ Ab. Aziz Tengku Mahmud, PNB Merdeka Ventures SDN Berhad; Peter Ramstedt & David Terenzio Turner International LLC
Tall buildings embody objectives ranging from pure business to nation building. The KL118 Tower in particular represents these objectives and more as it successfully knits together cultural and social needs into the urban fabric to revitalize a…
KL118 Case Study: Analysis of Different Bore Pile Testing Methods
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Peter Ramstedt, Chien Jou Chen, Matthew Hennessy & David Terenzio, Turner International LLC
In the construction of tall towers a variety of pile testing methodologies are used. Piles can be tested for many purposes including the optimization of pile design, operational verification, and quality assurance of completed piles or perhaps for…
Skyscraper Citymaker
26 Oct 2015 – Asia & Australasia: A Selection of Written Works on the World's Tall Building Forefront; Karl Fender, Fender Katsalidis
Tall buildings can amplify the positive physical and symbolic impact on a city. Fender Katsalidis has been at the forefront of high-density, high-rise residential buildings in Melbourne since 1995, and this typology has proven critical to the city’s…

Tall Buildings Involving Fender Katsalidis

1   Merdeka PNB118 2021 644 m Kuala Lumpur
2   Australia 108 2020 317 m Melbourne
3   Eureka Tower 2006 297 m Melbourne
4   Queens Place North Tower 2020 250 m Melbourne
5   Shangri-La by the Gardens - 232 m Melbourne
6   World Tower 2004 230 m Sydney
7   Sapphire by the Gardens - 219 m Melbourne
8   Paragon 2020 155 m Melbourne
9   Fulton Lane Tower 1 2015 148 m Melbourne
10   Melbourne Quarter East Tower 2020 143 m Melbourne
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