At Fender Katsalidis Architects we listen, think, investigate and collaborate.
At Fender Katsalidis Architects we listen, think, investigate and collaborate. We seek the simple, compelling solution. Our process through feasibility, design and documentation, enhanced by 3-D ‘information rich’ virtual building environments, is acclaimed by our clients and the international design community.
We work throughout Australia and internationally, particularly Asia.
The practice is renowned for producing buildings which are cutting edge in design with sound functional planning. Our approach has generated a high practice profile and gained many design awards.
The directors remain closely associated with each project throughout its life to ensure the final outcome is aligned with the original vision.
Fender Katsalidis has also developed a reputation both in Australia and internationally as an industry leader in utilising an integrated 3D virtual building methodology for its design and documentation processes.
To the client, the value lies in being better able to assess constructional, financial, and design optimisation in an accurate, fully integrated methodology.
Design investigation and development is made at the time when changes are easy to implement. Thus, detailed assessments of environmental, thermal, wind, shadow, visual bulk, life cycle cost, as well as constructional and costing impacts of any design arrive earlier in the design process. Those assessments are made in parallel rather than sequentially and, as a consequence, our design decisions are soundly based and more easily analysed than general practice currently allows.
In addition, construction documentation and compelling visualisations are derived directly from the 3D virtual model as by-products of our design process. This allows construction documentation to be clearly assessed against design criteria with superior quality checks leading to a greater level of documentation accuracy.
This 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.