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Fender Katsalidis Architects (FKA) is an architecture firm in Melbournemarker, Australia. Headed by principals Karl Fender and Nonda Katsalidis, the firm has been extremely successful since the early 1990s producing many landmark buildings in Melbourne and other Australian cities and also in South East Asia. The firm was first established as Nation Fender, and since 1996 as Nation Fender Katsalidis.

FKA buildings are distinctive, often very masculine and sculptural, they also feature a variety of materials and textures such as exposed steel, left to the weather, or rough hewn timber. An early FKA project involved the conversion of former grain silos in Richmondmarker, a Melbourne suburb, into distinctive apartments featuring balconies resembling a ship's bow. FKA also designed Eureka Towermarker completed in June 2006 in Southbankmarker, which has become Melbourne's tallest building and one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

Notable projects

Image:Republic tower melbourne.jpg|Republic TowerImage:PICT3911.JPG|HM@S Lonsdale dominates the Port Melbourne skylineImage:Malthouse richmond.jpg|The Malthouse. Silos converted into apartments.Image:Potter gallery.jpg|Ian Potter Museum of Art


  • RAIA Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture (2007) for the Eureka Tower, Melbourne
  • AIA Award for Commercial Architecture (2008), for the NewActon East, Canberra


  1. Goad, Philip: New Directions in Austrlian Architecture, Pesaro Publishing, Balmain, ISBN 0-9577560-7-0
  2. AIA Award for NewActon East

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