Speaker Profile

Karl Fender

Karl Fender

Fender Katsalidis Architects

Founding Partner


Karl is an undisputed industry leader, a champion of Australia’s ongoing urbanisation and a formidable example of architecture’s contribution to the public realm.

Currently, Karl serves as chairman of the jury for the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, has served as both national and state president of the Australian Institute of Architects, a Venice Biennale Committee member and has sat on various design review panels for state governments.

Karl is also one of the three-person design review panel acting for the Barangaroo Delivery Authority which has governed the masterplanning, urban design and delivery of the western harbour-front precinct of Sydney.