Timber Design Awards Announce 2023 Judging Panel!

2nd February 2023

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An impressive line-up of industry experts have been selected to join the Timber Design Awards Judging Panel for 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that the newly formed Timber Design Centre are the new hosts of the NZ Timber Design Awards for 2023. After a COVID-forced hiatus, the awards are back and will be celebrated in November 2023 with Stage One entries for the awards opening in March 2023. We are so proud to be hosting this prestigious competition for its 48th year—recognising and celebrating the engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders who push boundaries and continue to champion nature’s greatest renewable building material, timber.

Our 2023 Timber Design Awards Judging Panel of experts have vast experience in the design of Timber Buildings and we are delighted to announce that David Carradine, Jan Stanway, Andrea Stocchero and Judith Taylor are our Judging Panel for 2023. 

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David Carradine

Senior Structural Research Engineer for BRANZ; Ph. D. Structural Engineer.

David is a senior structural engineer currently conducting research at BRANZ on resilience, seismic performance, and climate change adaptation for buildings in New Zealand. 

Throughout his career his focus has been timber buildings primarily, ranging from traditional post and beam structures in the United States to post-tensioned timber buildings that are being implemented around the globe.  His 30 years of experience include construction, manufacturing, architecture and engineering.  He continues to investigate low-carbon building options in efforts to assist New Zealand with goals around climate change mitigation and whole of life building performance.

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Jan Stanway

Technical Director for WSP; CPEng, BE(Hons), CMEngNZ

Jan Stanway has been a consulting structural engineer for 29 years working on numerous building and infrastructure projects.  Jan is a national leader in the seismic design of non-structural elements in various new and existing buildings including, office buildings, hotels, libraries and hospitals.

Jan Stanway is the Industry Champion for Theme 3 (Fit for Purpose Building Components) of the Building Innovation Partnership (BIP). BIP is an industry-led programme that supports transformation in the building and construction industry.  It is a seven-year programme (2018-2025) which is supported by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and industry and is based at the University of Canterbury.  The BIP programme has three themes, the third theme Fit-for-Purpose Building Components which focuses on improving the seismic performance of non-structural elements in New Zealand.

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Andrea Stocchero

Sustainability Architect, Portfolio Leader “Trees for High Value Wood Products” at Scion

Andrea Stocchero is Scion’s Sustainability Architect and Portfolio Leader for ‘Trees for High Value Wood Products’.

The aim of his work is to support sustainable development, climate change mitigation and intergenerational well-being through the use of wood in the built environment and the wider adoption of forest-based bioeconomy solutions. 

Andrea is a registered architect (Italy), a New Zealand Timber Design Society committee member, and has represented New Zealand and the international timber design and construction sector at United Nations fora (UN FAO).

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Judith Taylor

President of NZIA, BArch NZIA Registered Architect 

Judith grew up in Wellington. After completing a BArch at Victoria University, she worked as a project architect at Craig Moller.

She has been a registered architect since 1986. In 1990 she established Taylor Architects, where much of her work was in the parliamentary precinct. In 2014, Judith became General Manager of Precinct Services at Parliament, including the complete makeover of the interior of Bowen House, home to Members of Parliament and their staff. Since 2015 she has been Associate of Professional Development at Context Architects.

She has been a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects for over 15 years and has held numerous appointed leadership roles over the years, including as chair of the Institute’s Wellington Branch an Assessor for the NZ Registered Architects Board, sitting on the Architects Education and Registration Board from 1994 to 2002. In addition to helping set up the training programme for NZRAB assessors, she’s acted as New Zealand coordinator for the accreditation of NZ architecture degree programmes.

Judith’s two-year term as President of Te Kāhui Whaihanga started in June 2022.

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