03 March 2015
City-shaping Architects FKA Change Name to Arney Fender Katsalidis
Architecture and Interior Design firm FKA has announced that from 4 March 2015, the practice will trade as Arney Fender Katsalidis.
The name change represents a personalisation of the firm’s brand, highlighting the strength of the London Studio as it becomes known as a boutique global design studio. It also identifies the Studio with its larger global brand, as collaborating sister studios in Australia are named Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects and Fender Katsalidis Architects.
On the rapid rise of the London studio and the decision to change its name, CEO and Managing Director, Earle Arney said:
“Although we knew our London Studio would grow with the same strong vision, trust and commitment as our sister studios in Australia, which were established over a quarter of a century ago, we are well ahead of where we expected to be. The strength and support of our Founders is a major factor for this success, and the change in our firm’s name celebrates and pays tribute to this partnership.”
Arney Fender Katsalidis will continue to provide the same high levels of creativity and support for clients, whilst executing an inside-out/outside-in approach through the seamless combination of Architecture and Interior Design disciplines. The 150 person strong team works across five regions – UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America – and are regularly invited to compete against the likes of Raphael Viñoly, KPF, SOM, Maki Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley.
Arney Fender Katsalidis’ current undertakings include the design and delivery of a 40 storey tower at 100 Bishopsgate in the City of London with Allies and Morrison, and the continuing design and development of twin towers on a 2.8 million square foot full city block in Calgary (a design which beat out Foster + Partners). The practice is also designing an 80 storey residential tower in New York City, a 600,000 square foot transformational workplace for one of the world’s leading consultancy firms, and a host of residential buildings in Central London that will deliver over 1,000 apartments over the coming years.
Alongside its many project successes, earlier this year Arney Fender Katsalidis hosted a Ministerial breakfast with the Rt Hon Greg Clark and Sir Michael Bear to further the debate on how our cities will benefit from increased density and intensity.
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NOTES TO THE EDITORS
Arney Fender Katsalidis (formerly FKA) is a boutique global design firm with an integrated approach to Architecture, Interiors and Art. Services span the built environment, from Architecture to Interior design, Consulting and Masterplanning, with specific focus on residential, hotel, workplace and cultural sectors. Globally, Arney Fender Katsalidis’ 150 design professionals work from three Studios – London, Melbourne and Sydney, and the studios have completed projects in the UK, Asia and Australia. Current projects are in progress in Canada, the Middle East, Malaysia and Australia.