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NZ Timber Design Awards receives 93 entries

New Zealand’s only Timber Design Awards achieved a massive jump in entries this year, reflecting the desire of professionals to differentiate themselves and their practices from the rest according to NZ Wood CEO Jane Arnott. This year 93 entries were received across nine categories, more than three times the number in 2011 and a record in the more than 30-year history of the Timber Design Awards. Source:

From the 93 entries, 38 have been selected for second stage judging.

The judging panel has Pip Cheshire (Cheshire Architects), Duncan Joiner (Chief Architect, Department of Building and Housing), Ross Davison (Law Sue Davison, civil and structural engineers). Together they identified finalists after weeks of assessing each entry against the category it was entered in.

“Advances in engineered timber for large commercial and multi-storey buildings were evident in the Engineering Excellence and Canterbury Rebuild categories, with some world-leading examples being entered,” said Davison.

Finalists are expected to submit their second stage entry by Friday 7 September, and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 9 October.

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