NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage Two Finalists for the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards.
This is New Zealand’s only timber design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber. Both local and international companies look to these awards for timber design inspiration. Our projects are the equal of others worldwide, as this year’s crop of entries proves!
The competition has once again been extremely close, and judges were hard pressed to make their selections. We thank everyone who entered the awards, and hope you will enter again next time too.
Stage Two of the judging process will take place on August 7, when category winners and the supreme winner will be decided. All winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland on September 20, 2018.
This year’s judging panel comprises professionals from a variety of engineering and architectural backgrounds, and are all eminently qualified to assess the projects against entry criteria.
Pamela Bell: M.Arch. Founder and Chief Executive, Prefab NZ: Pamela brings experience in architecture, Olympic-level sport, small business development, governance and management. She is a member of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE’s) Building Advisory Panel that provides industry input to executives and Ministers, and sits on the BRANZ Board that oversees the Building Levy for research towards better buildings.
Tim Melville: B.Arch FNZIA. President-Elect, New Zealand Institute of Architects: Tim began his career at a small Auckland practice before gaining work experience in London. When he returned, Tim was a Senior Architect with Jasmax before founding RTA Studio with Richard Naish. He has been a Principal at Warren and Mahoney since 2012.
He has been an assessor for the New Zealand Registered Architects Board for over ten years, and has served two terms as Auckland Councillor on the NZIA’s National Council.
David Carradine: Ph.D, Structural Engineer. President-Elect, New Zealand Timber Design Society: David has worked as an experimental researcher in the field of timber structures for over 15 years, testing everything from single nail connections to full-scale building tests for the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
David has worked at BRANZ for the last five and a half years as a structural engineer, doing research and conducting tests on a wide range of building products and systems used with timber.
Andrea Stocchero: M.Sc in Architecture from the Università IUAV di Venezia (Italy). Sustainable Architect, Scion, New Zealand: Andrea is part of Scion’s Built Environment team where he is researching wood design and construction technologies, the environmental benefits of using timber in future urban developments, and the social and cultural implications of using wood in the design and construction sector.
Andrea is advocating nationally and internationally for the use of timber building technologies and engineered wood products in relation to environmental sustainability, building multi-performance, human health and well-being.
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