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Finalists Announced for Resene NZ Wood Timber Design Awards

Finalists Announced for Resene NZ Wood Timber Design Awards


NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage One Finalists for the Resene Timber Design Awards 2017.

“We’re delighted to have had strong support again this year,” said Debbie Fergie, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager. “Our stand out this year has been multiple entries by architects and designers.”

She explained that competition had been extremely tight, with many entries missing out by only one point. “Thank you to everyone who entered the awards,” she said. “We hope you will be encouraged to enter again in the future.”

Stage Two of the judging process will take place on February 8, when category winners and the supreme winner will be decided. All winners will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on 9 March 2017.

This year’s judging panel comprises professionals from a variety of engineering and architectural backgrounds, who are eminently qualified to assess the innovation displayed and quality exhibited.

Dr Michael Newcombe– BE Civil (Hons), MSc, PhD, CPEng -  is a Director and Senior Structural Engineer at Enovate Consultants and has a masters from the European School for Earthquake Engineering and a Doctorate in the design of multi-storey timber buildings. His recent professional experience includes over two years as general manager of an Auckland-based structural engineering office, designing and reviewing numerous residential, industrial and commercial structures. While proficient with concrete and steel design, he is sought after as a timber technology expert by a broad range of clients and teaches timber engineering at professional seminars and University.
Mike’s roles within Enovate are business development, structural design and review of new residential, commercial and educational projects, and the design and development of alternative structural systems.

Architect Pip Cheshire is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects, a member of the Auckland City Council Urban Design Panel, and Green Star Accredited Professional. He is the founding principal of Cheshire Architects Ltd (2004), a move that followed 13 years with Jasmax as a director and, later, managing director.

Dr Duncan Joiner, Chief Architect with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has experience in architectural practice, research and education. He holds a PhD from London University, is a fellow of the NZIA and a life member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ).

In addition, the Novel Application of Fibre Award will be judged by Doug Gaunt, a civil engineer with extensive research experience. Gaunt is Science Leader, Wood and Fibre at Scion in Rotorua. He specialises in all aspects of timber engineering and leads research into new timber products and systems.


Finalists selected in the eight categories are:


Residential Architectural Excellence

Sponsored by Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts NZ
For the innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building, either stand-alone or multi-unit/multi-storey project.


Point Wells Gables Omaha: Aaron Paterson + Steven Lloyd


PAK2 Pakiri: Box ™


Langs Bach Northland: ARK


Torea Studio Tasman /Nelson: Tennent Brown Architects, Dunning Thornton Engineers, Inch Buildings, Wraight+Assoc. Landscape, XLam and Angus Muir Design


Bradnor Road Christchurch: Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd


Herbetville Bach Hawke’s Bay: Holmes Architecture


Salisbury St Townhouse Christchurch: Warren & Mahoney Architects


Commercial Architectural Excellence

Sponsored by Timberlab Solutions Ltd
For the innovative use of timber resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a commercial, industrial, or public building environment.


PIKO Wholefoods Christchurch: Solarchitect Ltd


Springfield Road Christchurch: RM Designs


Papanui Club Christchurch: RM Designs


Cathedral Grammar Junior School, Christchurch: Ruamoko Solutions, Andrew Barrie Lab, Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan & Contract Construction


Upper Hutt Railway Station Upper Hutt: Studio Design + Architecture Ltd / Aurecon


Engineering Innovation

Sponsored by NZ Timber Design Society
For the innovative use of engineered timber, resulting in a distinctive technical/structural impact on a residential, commercial, industrial or public building environment.


Kopupaka Reserve Auckland: Isthmus Group Ltd


The Government of Samoa Fale Auckland: Walker Community Architects Ltd


Fire Laboratory Japan: PTL / Structural Timber Consultants


Bealey Lodge Christchurch: RM Designs


Riwaka Farm Building Tasman/Nelson: Art + Architecture Ltd


Nelson College Commerce Centre Nelson: Jerram Tocker Barron Architects


Cathedral Grammar Junior School Christchurch: Ruamoko Solutions, Andrew Barrie Lab, Tezuka Architects, Ohno Japan & Contract Construction


Excellence in Engineered Wood Products

Sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries Ltd and XLam NZ Ltd
For the innovative use of Engineered Wood Products (EWP), resulting in a distinctive impact of the EWP properties and/or aesthetics on a residential, commercial, industrial or public building environment.


White Hart Old Hotel New Plymouth: Bonnifait + Giesen Atelier Workshop


Fire Laboratory Japan: PTL / Structural Timber Consultants


Bealey Lodge Christchurch: RM Designs


Nelson College Commerce Centre Nelson: Jerram Tocker Barron Architects


Torea Studio Tasman/Nelson: Tennent Brown Architects, Dunning Thornton Engineers, Inch Buildings, Wraight+Assoc. Landscape, XLam and Angus Muir Design


Upper Hutt Railway Station Upper Hutt: Studio Design + Architectur


Interior Innovation

Sponsored by Taranakipine
For innovative use of wood or a wood panel product as a signature feature, in a predominantly wood building, adding ambience, flair and practicality.


Point Wells Gables Omaha: Aaron Paterson + Steven Lloyd


Langs Doors Northland: ARK


The Government of Samoa Fale Auckland: Walker Community Architects Ltd


Springfield Road Interior Christchurch: RM Designs


PIKO Wholefoods Christchurch: Solarchitect Ltd


Papanui Club Tauranga: RM Designs


Bradnor Road Christchurch: Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd


Exterior Innovation & Infrastructure

Sponsored by Smartclad
For any wood or wood panel product that forms the exterior of or is an exterior structure, be it residential or non-residential which highlights the versatility and flexibility of wood while enhancing the structure’s aesthetic.


Balsom Residence Whitianga: HAMR Home


Easton Light House Whangaparaoa: South Pacific Architecture


Riwaka Farm Building Tasman/Nelson: Art + Architecture Ltd


The Dylan Auckland: Paul Brown Architects


Herbetville Bach Hawke’s Bay: Holmes Architecture


NZ Specialty Timber Award

Sponsored by NZ Farm Forestry Association
The use of specialty timber in a manner that best highlights its unique characteristics. This category is open to entries from across the spectrum of NZ grown timber usage from furniture to buildings, facilities to objets d’art.


Vodafone Building Christchurch: Abodo & Jasmax


Balsom Residence Whitianga: HAMR Home


HALO "Furniture System" Auckland: New Zealand Projects International


The Vessell Auckland: ARK


Langs Doors Northland: ARK


Cascade Long Line Sideboard Christchurch: Carlton Pezaro Ltd


Summerhill Entry Shelter Tauranga: Timothy Walton


Innovation of Student Design Award

NEW CATEGORY sponsored by Juken NZ Ltd

Three projects by third year students were nominated by each academic program for architecture or engineering (Victoria, Auckland & Canterbury). Judges will select the final two winners. NB: As entries in this category are concept designs not actuals, no images are available for publication.

Amanda Wijaya – Auckland University – Architecture

Aimee Lin – Auckland University – Architecture

Henry Zeng – Auckland University – Architecture

Reza Masoudnia – Auckland University – Engineering

Louie Tong – Auckland University – Engineering

Hamish Parhbu – Victoria University – Architecture

Jennifer Koat – Victoria University – Architecture

Mikayla Heesterman – Victoria University – Architecture


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