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It’s Nonda Katsalisdis AM from now on, thank you

Nonda Katsalidis, founding partner of Fender Katsalidis receives the Member of the Order (AM) General Division for his contribution to architecture.

It’s Nonda Katsalisdis AM from now on, thank you

The 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List has honoured another design great, as Nonda Katsalidis, founding partner of Fender Katsalidis receives the Member of the Order (AM) General Division for his contribution to architecture.

On receiving the accolade, Katsalidis commented, “I feel incredibly honoured to be recognised along with many others who have made significant contributions in our nation,” he added, “All Fender Katsalidis buildings seek to bring good design outcomes to our cities, communities and lives, and I am grateful that our progressive architecture is highly valued among design enthusiasts and broader society.”

Melbourne Terrace, Fender Katsalisdis. Photo by John Gollings.

Melbourne Terrace, Fender Katsalisdis. Photo by John Gollings.

As a founding partner of Fender Katsalidis, a multi-disciplinary international design practice, Katsalidis has been recognised for the outstanding work that has been delivered over the years since the studio’s establishment in Melbourne. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and a sister-studio in London, Fender Katsalidis has created such projects as Mona in Hobart and Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which will become the second tallest tower in the world today.

Katsalidis was born in Greece and moved to Australia with his family when young. He studied at The University of Melbourne and then co-founded Fender Katsalidis (formerly Nation Fender Katsalidis) with Karl Fender in 1996.

Mona, Fender Katsalisdis. Photo by Jesse Hunniford, courtesy of MONA

Mona, Fender Katsalisdis. Photo by Jesse Hunniford, courtesy of MONA

From projects such as Melbourne Terrace in the CBD to skyscrapers Eureka Tower and Australia 108 (Melbourne’s two tallest buildings), the work of the practice has contributed iconic landmarks to the Melbourne city skyline, other Australian cities as well as overseas.

It is a fitting tribute that Nonda Katsalidis has been recognised with such an award and showcases the importance of fine architecture within our communities. We extend our congratulations on this honour that recognises Katsalidis’ achievements and contribution.


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