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Timber Design Awards

Announcing the 2020 Judging Panel!

An impressive line-up of industry experts have been selected
to join the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards
‘Judging Panel’ for 2020!

The Expert Judging Panel for 2020 are:

Tim Melville

BArch FNZIA Registered Architect
President, New Zealand Institute of Architects

Tim began his career at a small Auckland practice before venturing overseas and gaining further experience with ORMS Architects in London. On his return to New Zealand Tim was a Senior Architect with Jasmax until 1999 when he founded RTA Studio with Richard Naish. He has been a Principal at Warren and Mahoney since 2012.

A specialist in design development, Tim has an in-depth knowledge of documentation methodologies and technical systems, coupled with extensive site and contract management experience. He is a strong communicator and an accomplished team leader who believes that effective collaboration is at the crux of better design outcomes. Tim’s sector experience includes education, commercial, community, mixed use and multi-unit residential

Tim has been an assessor for the New Zealand Registered Architects Board for over ten years, has served two terms as Auckland Councillor on the New Zealand Institute of Architects National Council, and has been in the role of NZIA President since 2018.

David Carradine

Ph. D. Structural Engineer
President, New Zealand Timber Design Society

David has worked as an experimental researcher in the field of timber structures for over 17 years, testing everything from single nail connections up to full-scale building tests for the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and many things in between.

He came to New Zealand in 2008 to work as a Timber Research Engineer with the Structural Timber Innovation Company (STIC) in Christchurch where he worked with the University of Canterbury team in an effort to develop post-tensioned timber buildings for multi-story applications.

David has worked at BRANZ for the last 7 as a structural engineer doing research and conducting testing on a wide range of building products and systems used in conjunction with timber.

Andrea Stocchero

Sustainable Architect, Scion, New Zealand Academic qualifications:

Master of Science degree in Architecture from the Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy)

Andrea is part of Scion’s (New Zealand Forestry Research Institute) Built Environment team where he is researching on wood design & construction technologies, environmental benefits of using timber in future urban developments along with the social and cultural implications of using wood in the design and construction sector.

Among other tasks he is advocating nationally and internationally the use of timber building technologies and engineered wood products in relation to environmental sustainability, building multi-performance, human health and well-being.

Andrea is also Member of the Board of the Passive House Institute New Zealand (PHINZ) an Incorporated Charitable Trust that aims to improve public health and well-being and relieving fuel poverty through the promotion of healthy and highly energy efficient homes and public buildings.

Andrea is an Italian Registered Architect specialised in building sustainability, energy efficiency and bio-based materials. In Italy he worked as a designer, construction project manager and sustainability consultant on several building projects that maximised the use of wood and other bio-based materials to achieve the highest sustainability targets.

Andy van Houtte

Manager of the NZ Wood Design Guides & Structural Engineer for CGW Ltd
BE (Hons), ME, MBA, CPeng, IntPE.

Andy is currently the Structural Manager at CGW consulting engineers, providing professional engineering services to clients in Australasia. His responsibilities include, overseeing the structural engineering team, mentoring staff, business development and assisting with the continuous improvement.

Prior to this he spent 14 years in the Engineered Wood Manufacturing Industry in various roles of production, product development, sales, marketing, promotional, educational, technical and management positions.

Andy is also a member of the Institute of Directors, Chartered Professional Engineer and involved in a number of technical societies.

 This is New Zealand’s only Timber Design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber.

Professionals worldwide are using wood in often new and imaginative ways to improve a building’s seismic and fire resilience, and New Zealand projects are designing buildings to compete with world leaders

Both local and international companies will be looking to NZ for timber design inspiration in 2020.

NZ Wood Resene 2020 Timber Design Awards KEY DATES: 

Entries for projects completed between 1 Jan 2018 – 30 June 2019

Stage One Entries open: 1 August 2019
Stage One Entries close: 27 September 2019
Stage One Judging announced: 28 October 2019
Stage Two Entries: 7 November 2019
Close Stage Two Entries: 22 November 2019
Stage Two Judging: 10 December 2019
Gala Awards Dinner: 26 March 2020, Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland

NOTE: Please check back as dates may change.

Winners are announced at the “Gala Awards Dinner” at the Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland, 26th March 2020. This Gala event is a celebration with New Zealand’s most talented designers, engineers and industry leaders. It’s a night of celebration of excellence in timber design.

View Full List of 2018 Finalists
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