Fender Katsalidis is promoting three associate directors to principal level and is welcoming Rosie Morley and Megan Rodgers to the team, also as principals, with their areas of expertise relevant to the firm’s growth.

Mark Murphy, who has been with the practice for 10 years, will take on a new role as managing director.

Morley will be the new lead for Fender Katsalidis’ interiors team as the firm expands its interior design expertise to meet all client and project needs. She is based in Melbourne and will be servicing clients nationally.

“Fender Katsalidis is an iconic name in shaping the Australian architectural landscape and there is a real opportunity for this influence to continue to be carried through into interiors,” says Morley.

Rodgers will be leading the existing Brisbane studio to enhance the firm’s Queensland operations, a growing market for Fender Katsalidis. She will play a role in shaping the next generation of the city’s design as the practice has done in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

Prior to joining Fender Katsalidis, Rodgers has held roles in advisory, peer review, research and mentoring capacities in sectors including commercial, aviation, workplace, defence, infrastructure, urban design and masterplanning.

“I am looking forward to furthering the growth of the practice in Queensland and continuing to bring the Fender Katsalidis name to the unique design style of this part of Australia,” says Rodgers.

In addition to the strategic hires of Morley and Rodgers, also now taking on the principal role are Jacqueline Bartholomeusz, Jessica Lee and Joe Venuto who previously held associate director roles.

Further promotions, to associate director level, are Cliff Chang, Johnson Hasanuddin, Sarah Hurst, Wayne King, Petra Magendanz, Danny Mandrovski and Jim Stewart, in addition to seven team members being elevated to associate level.

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