NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards

About the 2015 Awards

The Timber Design Awards is celebrating 40 years of awards in 2015!

A Gala Presentation Event is being held on 15th September at the Rendezvous Hotel in Auckland, followed with a Road Show of events taking the winners and highly commended in Wellington on the 15th September at the Victoria University, Christchurch on the 16th September at CPIT and Nelson on the 17th September at NMIT.

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

One of the new categories “Excellence in Engineered Wood Products” has been added to the award categories, due to growth of engineered timber buildings in New Zealand.  Also NZ Wood will introduce “Novel Application of Wood Award” for using new wood products or systems in a manner that characterises its unique features. You will also notice that Exterior Innovation has incorporated Infrastructure to the category

Entering the 2015 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards will demonstrate your company’s expertise and innovations.

We welcome back Pip Cheshire (NZIA President), and thanks to Daniel Scheibmair (President of Timber Design Society) and Dr Duncan Joiner (Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment – Chief Architect) who are returning to the judging panel this year.  This year’s new “Novel Application of Wood Award” judges are Doug Gaunt (Scion) & Tom Clark (CHH).

We want to make sure their job is very difficult with so many great examples to judge!

Thanks again to our sponsors for supporting the 2015 awards.


The NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards are supported and run by the

Wood Processors & Manufacturers Association