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Awards Winners 2014

2014 Overall Winner :: Bates Smart (in collaboration with Irwin Allsop Group) :: Dandenong Mental Health Facility

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Awards Winners 2013

2013 Overall Winner :: Lend Lease :: Forté at Victoria Harbour

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Awards Winners 2012

2012 Overall Winner :: Paul Haar Architect :: Candlebark School Library

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Awards Winners 2011

2011 Overall Winner :: Circa Morris-Nunn Walker :: Saffire

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Awards Winners 2010

2010 Overall Winner :: David Boyle Architect :: Burridge Read Residence

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Awards Winners 2009

2009 Overall Winner :: Brian Hooper Architect & m3architecture (architects in association) :: Tree of Knowledge Memorial

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Awards Winners 2008

2008 Overall Winner :: Peter Stutchbury Architecture :: Outcrop House

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Awards Winners 2007

2007 Overall Winner :: Hayball Leonard Stent :: Moonah Links Lodges

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Awards Winners 2006

2006 Overall Winner :: Jackson Clements Burrows :: Edward River House

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Awards Winners 2005

2005 Overall Winner :: John Wardle Architects :: Flinders House

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Awards Winners 2004

2004 Overall Winner :: Dawson Brown Architecture :: Bungan Beach House

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Awards Winners 2003

2003 Overall Winner :: B+C Design Construct :: Bala Residence

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Awards Winners 2002

2002 Overall Winner :: Robert Morris-Nunn :: The Forest EcoCentre

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Awards Winners 2001

2001 Overall Winner :: COX Grieve Gillett :: National Wine Centre

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Welcome to the Australian Timber Design Awards, Australasia’s most recognised stamp of excellence in timber design! All entries into the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards are now in and the winners have been announced! The 16th annual Australian Timber Design Awards open in February 2015.

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Australian Timber Design Award 2014 Winner Announced E-mail
Friday, 19 September 2014 00:00
2014 Overall Winner - Bates Smart (in collaboration with Irwin Alsop Group) - Dandenong Mental Health Facility
2014 Overall Winner - Bates Smart (in collaboration with Irwin Alsop Group) - Dandenong Mental Health Facility
The winners of the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards were announced on Thursday 18 September at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The overall award went to Bates Smart (in collaboration with Irwin Alsop Group) for Dandenong Mental Health Facility.

This exceptional project comprises a series of linked pavilions surrounding internal glazed courtyards. The extensive use of natural timber internally in walls and ceilings and externally in cladding and exposed structures gives the facility a residential, suburban character. This is enhanced by carefully landscaped courtyards and external garden areas.

Many well-known individuals from government, the timber industry, and the design community were on hand to enjoy the presentation night—the premier event in the Australian timber-design calendar.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Awards. This has been one of our biggest years to date, enjoying a great deal of public interest. The success of the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards—Australasia's foremost timber design and architectural awards—is due to you.

See all the winners and finalists
 
Timber Design Awards Presentation Night: Tickets now on sale E-mail
Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
2013 Interior Residential - Fox Johnston - Balmain House
2013 Interior Fitout, Commercial - Dreamtime Australia Design - Grain (bar), Four Seasons Sydney
Get in before it's booked out! The 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards evening will be held on 18 September 2014 at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney—a beautiful setting for a memorable night.

The winners of the 15th annual Australian Timber Design Awards will be announced at this prestigious event. The evening will consist of a fantastic three-course meal and the MC for the evening will be Rebecca Gilling, Human Resources and A/V from Planet Ark and well known Australian actress. This is a great opportunity for architects and designers to network and mix with their peers.

Tickets to the presentation night are $165 a head and are heavily subsidised by our sponsors. Tickets can be purchased here or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information contact Jane Letteri on 02 8424 3702.

Details of the evening
Date: 18 September 2014
Venue: Australian National Maritime Museum
Address: 2 Murray St, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Time: 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks for a 7:00 start of dinner and presentations
Dress: Smart Casual
RSVP: 29th August 2014

One more thing: Voting for the People's Choice Award closes 15 August 2014.
 
Voting for People's Choice Award now open! E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 00:00
2013 Interior Residential - Fox Johnston - Balmain House
2013 Interior Residential - Fox Johnston - Balmain House
Entry closed on 27 June for the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards; we are now busy collating the text and images from this year's projects so that the judging process can begin. The quality of the entries is very high -- our expert judging panel will have a difficult job selecting the winners of the various categories.

Voting opened on Monday 28 July for the People's Choice Award. This is your chance to view all entries into this year's Awards and to vote online for whichever entry you like best. We have a fantastic field of entries this year, so we are certain you'll find a project to suit your taste.

The winners of the People's Choice and all Australian Timber Design Awards categories will be announced at the presentation evening on Thursday 18 September at the National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney—please mark the date in your diary!

Vote now in the People's Choice Award
 
Mass Timber Seminars in Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney E-mail
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00
Clare Design and Hayball - Library at the Dock - Image: TDA
Clare Design/Hayball and Lend Lease - Library at the Dock - Image: TDA
A series of free WoodSolutions seminars will shortly be held to explore how mass timber systems are being used today in multi-residential, commercial and public building applications in Australia. The dates are:

- Melbourne - 30th May
- Canberra - 3th June
- Adelaide - 4th June
- Sydney - 12 June

The seminar highlight will be Kerry and Lindsay Clare of Clare Designs discussing design and construction aspects of the new Library at the Dock building. This CLT and glulam structure was built by Lend Lease around the corner from the overall winner of the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards, Forté Apartments in Victoria Harbour. Like Forté, Library at the Dock is a standout example of Australian timber design.

Industry experts will also speak on innovative use of LVL, cross-laminated timber buildings, acoustic floor systems for commercial and multi-residential buildings and modern timber connectors. Product and service suppliers will be on hand to discuss the solutions they can provide.

Details of the Melbourne seminar (30 May)

Details of the Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney Seminars (3rd, 4th and 12th June)
 
Time to get those entries in! E-mail
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00
A timber floor cassette is lowered into place for a five-storey, 57-apartment timber-framed building in Parkville, NSW.
A timber floor cassette is lowered into place for a five-storey, 57-apartment timber-framed building in Parkville, NSW. Building tall with timber is a central theme of this year's Frame Australia exhibition and conference.
We're now well into the entry period for the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards. Entries are rolling in, and our staff are on the phones non-stop answering architect queries.

We're always glad to help entrants with their project submissions and to answer questions about the Awards. But be aware that as the 27 June entry cutoff approaches, the quantity of enquiries we're fielding will greatly increase. For us to give you the help you may need, we urge you to get your entries in early. To get started, read the Awards entry categories — something there for everyone — and fill out a registration form today!

Frame Australia 2014
If you're looking for some timber inspiration, pay a visit to Frame Australia, Australia's top annual engineered-timber and building pre-fabrication exhibition.

This year Frame Australia takes place on 19 May at Melbourne's Park Hyatt. International speakers will provide global updates on new timber technologies and construction techniques. There has been a lot of interest in this year's exhibition, so be sure to register early.
 
Timber tour ready to go! E-mail
Monday, 10 March 2014 00:00
2013 Public Commercial Building - Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects - Village Centre: National Arboretum Canberra
2013 Public Commercial Building - Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects - Village Centre: National Arboretum Canberra
The overall winners of the Australian Timber Design Awards for 2011-13 have now signed up for our week-long tour of the best timber architecture in New Zealand. That leaves just a few spots still open on the tour.

Participants will visit the latest innovative timber commercial buildings -- including World Building of the Year, the Auckland Art Gallery -- and ground-breaking massive timber fabrication plants (CLT, glulam and LVL). This tour is a chance to see up-close the buildings, products and techniques that have captured global interest in Down Under timber design.

The tour runs 16-21 March 2014 and visits Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. Highlights include visits to:
  • The Auckland Art Gallery (World Building of the Year 2013) and many other outstanding timber buildings.
  • The New Zealand Timber Design Awards.
  • The Wood Smart Construction Series Conference (full day).
  • Manufacturers of massive-timber products (the innovations that have made tall-and-wide timber design a reality).

For more information download the tour flyer.

To register, contact Jane Letteri on 02 8424 3700 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /a>.

Only a few spot are now left, so be quick!
 
Enter the 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards! E-mail
Monday, 10 February 2014 00:00
2013 Interior Commercial - Dreamtime Australia Design - Grain (bar), Four Seasons Sydney
2013 Interior Commercial - Dreamtime Australia Design - Grain (bar), Four Seasons Sydney
Entries for the 15th annual Australian Timber Design Awards are now open.

This year entries may be considered for seven Application Awards and eleven Recognition Awards (previously the "Best Use Of" Awards). Additional awards include the Sustainability Award, the Rising Star Award, the Small Budget Projects Award—and the very popular People's Choice Award.

Entries close 27 June 2014. Winners will be announced in mid-September 2014 at the Awards Presentation Night in Sydney.

Get started by reading through the entry categories—We're certain you'll find one to suit your project. When you're ready to begin your online entry submission (you may modify or add to it at any time up until the close of entries), sign up for the 2014 Awards!
 
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