The Australian Timber Design Awards

Timber Design Awards

The Australian Timber Design Awards is a national design competition created to promote and encourage outstanding timber design in the built environment professions. Established in 2000, the Awards are distinguished by a heritage of innovation and achievement.

The aim of the Awards is to develop a timber design ethos by encouraging and showcasing outstanding timber design in a range of applications. A broad choice of entry categories demonstrates the flexibility of timber and allows projects to be judged against similar entries.

The Australian Timber Design Awards is open to builders, designers, architects, engineers, landscapers and anyone else involved in designing or building structures that feature timber.  To recognise the younger people in our industry, a separate section of the residential category is available to students and entrants aged 30 or under.

Timber is a beautiful, strong and environmentally friendly material. The Australian Timber Design Awards encourage entries that showcase these properties. Categories recognise outstanding use of timber in residential buildings and public or commercial buildings.

Australian Timber Design Award Categories

Timber Design Categories

  • Residential Class 1- New Buildings
  • Residential Class 1- Alteration or Addition
  • Multi-residential - including apartments, hotels and aged care
  • Public or Commercial Buildings
  • Interior Fitout - Residential
  • Interior Fitout - Commercial
  • Landscape
  • Stand alone structures
  • Furniture or Joinery
  • Australian Designed International Projects

Merit Categories

  • Sustainability
  • Rising Star
  • Small Budget Projects

Timber Products Categories

  • Australian Certified Timber
  • Engineered Timber Products
  • Recycled Timber
  • Sliced Timber Veneers And Pre-Finished Timber Veneers
  • Timber Cladding
  • Timber Flooring
  • Timber Panels
  • Timber Veneers
  • Timber Windows And Doors

Australian Timber Design Award Past Winners

For an inspirational stroll through more than a decade of outstanding timber design and construction, please go to the Winners Gallery.

Award entries and information

If you have been involved in the design or building of a timber structure completed in the last 3 years you are eligible to enter the next Australian Timber Design Awards. Please visit the Awards site for more information and entry requirements.


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